San Diego Region Vanpool Program

A vanpool brings five or more people together to share the costs of getting to and from work in a van or SUV. It’s like a carpool, only bigger!

Ride together, save together. Vanpool participants generally pay less than $100 per month to get to work. A vanpool could help you save money on gas and reduce wear and tear on your personal vehicle. The SANDAG Vanpool Program even provides a subsidy of up to $400 per month to offset the lease price.

Choose the ride that works for you. Multiple vehicle options, from comfortable 7-seat SUVs to roomy 15-passenger vans, can be customized with amenities like WiFi, satellite radio, TV, power outlets, and GPS. Imagine cruising to work in a sleek new SUV with leather seats!

Design a better experience. When someone else drives and you spend less time in traffic, you’ll have time to catch up on email, read, or even take a nap! Meeting points and times can be arranged to fit your schedule, and vehicles are leased from and maintained by a certified vanpool vendor.

You’ll never be stranded. If you need to leave work for an emergency, or your driver gets sick and can’t take you home, the Guaranteed Ride Home program offers a free ride home up to three times per year. Rest assured, we’ve got you covered.

It’s better together. Sharing your commute not only means saving money and time; vanpools help the environment too. Fewer cars on the road means less traffic congestion and lower CO2 emissions.

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Ready to join a vanpool? Sign up for the vanpool interest list and an iCommute staff member will notify you if a vanpool matching your preferences is available, or if there is interest in starting a new vanpool in your area. You can also view the list of currently available vanpool seats.

Ready to start a new van? Sign up for the vanpool interest list and check the box noting you are interested in becoming a vanpool driver. An iCommute staff member will contact you to discuss the various options available to you, and will offer assistance in locating passengers if needed. Vanpool vehicles are generally leased by individual commuters from our designated vanpool vendors, Enterprise and vRide. They have competitive pricing that includes a complete service package, vehicle registration, insurance, and maintenance. Choose your ride and save!

  • Find a vanpool match with TripPlanner. Plan your commute and find vanpool matches online. To get started, sign up for an iCommute account and enter your start and destination address.  
  • Measure your savings with TripTracker. TripTracker helps you measure your savings when you vanpool. Just log in, log your vanpool trips, and watch the savings add up.

  • The Guaranteed Ride Home program. Vanpool participants can get a free ride home up to three times per year in the event of an emergency. To enroll, complete this registration form.

  • Park & Ride lots. Conveniently located throughout the region, Park & Ride lots are free and a great place to meet your vanpool. Visit the Park & Ride page to find a lot near you.

Can you picture your new vanpool? Redesign your commute. Choose your ride and save!

For more information about the SANDAG Vanpool Program, call 511 and say "iCommute" or email

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