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Start a New Vanpool

Vanpool makes getting to work easy, reliable, and affordable.

Form your own community and share the commute safely, with flexible schedule options and a monthly rate that covers all vehicle costs.

Learn more about the many benefits of using Vanpool.

To qualify for a Community Transit Vanpool, your commute must start or end at a location within Snohomish County, Washington State.


Note: The video above does not reflect the most current Vanpool requirements. As of Aug. 1, 2022, Community Transit is lowering the ridership minimum to three people per vanpool. Also, if your vanpool is commuting three days a week or fewer, you may now purchase a 3-day fare beginning on Aug. 1.

What do I need to start a Vanpool? 

  • Riders
    Vanpools form with at least three people per van. 

  • Drivers
    You'll need at least two assigned drivers within the Vanpool group. Vanpool drivers must complete an online defensive driving course and satisfy a driving record check. More drivers in a single Vanpool allows for more flexibility. Learn about Vanpool Driver Eligibility.
  • Bookkeeper
    Bookkeepers get online training to manage payments and monthly reports. 

Have the people you need for your Vanpool? Ready to go?

Complete and return our Vanpool Starter Kit

How do I find people to join my Vanpool?

  • Start with people you know
    You can recruit coworkers, neighbors , friends and family for your Vanpool.

  • Ask your employer
    Your worksite may also offer programs and services to help you find other riders. Many places have an Employee Transportation Coordinator who is trained to help employees find Vanpool matches. Check with your employer to see what options they provide.

  • Talk to your network
    Social media, message boards and community bulletins are also a great way to recruit fellow Vanpool riders. 

  • Use RideshareOnline to match with other riders 
    Search for people near you who may share a similar commute.

Get a $50 gift card when you refer a friend to Vanpool

Get Started

Provide a little information about your commute and we’ll guide you through the process of starting a new vanpool.

Get Started with Vanpool