Lynx

Need a Ride to Class?
No Problem.

As part of a partnership with LYNX, Valencia College students and employees are able to ride the LYNX system absolutely free. Bus services are available on all LYNX fixed-routes and NeighborLink routes during times in which LYNX is in service.

To ride for free, students can access their ticket via the LYNX mobile PawPass.

To use the mobile bus tickets, students will need to sign a consent form at any campus security office, then download the PawPass app and complete the necessary steps for a student pass. The pass will remain current until a student graduates or is no longer active at the college.

If a student does not have access to a mobile device, then LYNX stickers are available by request at any campus security office. Stickers are only valid for one academic year.

If the LYNX PawPass student pass or a Valencia College ID with a current LYNX sticker is not presented when boarding, then the full fare must be paid to ride the bus.

 



Get My PawPass App

Submit Your Consent Form

Complete and sign the LYNX PawPass consent form. You can download the waiver from your atlas account by navigating to the “Students Tab” in Atlas” and browsing under the “Student Resource Channel.”

Once completing the form you can submit the signed form along with a scanned/photograph copy of a Government Issued ID to lynxpawpass@valenciacollege.edu.

After submitting the required information, it may take up to 48 hours for your account to be activated.


Download and Register

Download the Lynx PawPass app using your device’s respective app store. After opening the app, register for a Lynx account using an email address and password. After registering, navigate to the Your Account section under the menu dropdown and select Valencia College under “Participating College Institutions.”

To verify your eligibility, enter your last name along with your VID number.


Access Your Free Ticket

When you’re ready to ride, you can access your free ticket through the PawPass app. Go to “My Tickets” page, select Valencia College and click “Use Now.”


Ride for Free

When you see the bus coming, activate your ticket. Be sure to have the app open with your ticket active and displayed as you’re getting on the bus.

If you have any questions regarding the program or your account. Contact East Campus Security at 407-582-2000.


Security Office Locations


 

East Campus

407-582-2000

Building 5 – Security Office
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday
7 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Saturday

Lake Nona Campus

407-582-7000

Building 1, Room 150 – Security Office
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday

Osceola Campus

407-582-4000

Building 2 – Security Office
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday

West Campus

407-582-6000

SSB – Security Office
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday
7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday


Winter Park Campus

407-582-1000

Building 1 – Security Office
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday

Poinciana Campus

407-582-6500

Building 1 – Security Office
7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday

School of Public Safety

407-582-8000

Building 1, Security Office
By appointment only

Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

407-582-8084

Front Desk
By appointment only




Bus Tracker

Want to know where your bus is located and when it is expected to arrive at your bus stop? LYNX Bus Tracker is a real-time GPS bus tracking app for Orlando’s LYNX public transit system.



LYNX Bus Tracker App


Mobile

Download the app to your Android or iOS device.
LYNX BUS TRACKER

Desktop

To view the app your desktop, visit:
LYNX BUS TRACKER



LYNX bus service is available on East, Osceola, West and Winter Park campuses.
For a complete list of LYNX routes for Valencia College campuses, visit:

LYNX Routes and Schedules


About the Partnership

As part of the partnership, Valencia College will pay LYNX an annual service fee for transit services for Valencia students and employees. The college will not pass this cost on to the students, but will fund directly to LYNX. This allows currently enrolled students, as well as full- and part-time employees, to ride the LYNX system for free.

The agreement also involves larger community collaboration initiatives. In addition to the free transportation to and from the college, Valencia College will work with LYNX on other efforts, including:




For more information about the LYNX partnership or other questions, please contact us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the free LYNX service?

All enrolled Valencia College students—both degree-seeking and continuing education—are eligible to ride LYNX for free. The free service will remain in effect until a student graduates or they are no longer actively enrolled at the college.

In addition, the free bus service is available to part- and full-time Valencia College employees.


How can I get the LYNX PawPass app?

  • Sign the appropriate consent form at any campus security office.
  • Download the LYNX PawPass app on your phone through the Apple App Store or Android’s Google Play Store
  • Create an account
  • Select Valencia College from the dropdown menu on the “Your Account” page.
  • Complete the verification process, which requires your last name and Valencia College ID number
  • Access your student pass through your LYNX PawPass account

If you have any questions or concerns while activating your PawPass account, please visit your campus security office.


How do I use the PawPass app for free rides?

Prior to boarding the bus:

  • Go to the “My Tickets” page on your PawPass app
  • Select Valencia College
  • Click “Use Now”
  • Activate your ticket when you see the bus coming
  • Keep your app open with your ticket active and displayed when getting on the bus

If your ticket is not ready or your phone is not working at time of boarding, you may be asked to allow other passengers to board first.

How long is my LYNX decal valid for?

Stickers will be valid for one academic year. Valencia College’s academic calendar begins in August of each year.


Where can I pick up a LYNX sticker for my Valencia ID?

The official LYNX sticker is available by request and can be picked up at your campus security office. A staff member there will properly adhere the LYNX sticker to your Valencia College ID. Stickers are valid for one academic year.


Where can I find the bus routes and schedules for Valencia College campuses?

LYNX bus service is available on East, Osceola, West and Winter Park campuses.

For a complete list of LYNX routes for Valencia College campuses, visit LYNX Routes and Schedules.


Is the free LYNX service only available to and from Valencia College campuses?

No. You can get a free ride any day, at any time, on all fixed-route and NeighborLink routes when LYNX is in service.

LYNX operates every day of the year; however, some schedules change or are suspended on Sundays and holidays. Holiday operations include New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

For all LYNX routes and schedules across the Central Florida region, visit LYNX Routes and Schedules.


Can students or employees share their Valencia ID with family members and friends who ride LYNX?

No. The free LYNX service is only available to currently enrolled Valencia College students and employees.


What happens if I lose my LYNX sticker or Valencia College ID?

If you should lose your LYNX sticker or Valencia College ID, you will need to obtain a new one from your campus security office.


How early should I get to my bus stop?

Plan on arriving at least five minutes before the estimated time of arrival to avoid missing your bus.

You can find bus schedules online at GoLynx.com.


Is there a limit to the number of bus transfers?

For information about bus transfers, visit GoLYNX.com.


What are the rules and guidelines for riding LYNX buses?

The LYNX ridership policies and the LYNX Rider Code of Conduct can be found online:

View LYNX How-to Ride Guides.

View LYNX Riders Code of Conduct.


Do the UCF students/staff taking classes at a Valencia College campus need a sticker also? Who at UCF is issuing these stickers?

If you’re a UCF student taking Valencia College classes, you’ll be issued a Valencia College ID. You can use that ID to go to the security office and sign up to get a student pass through the LYNX PawPass app and obtain a LYNX sticker.

UCF also has a similar free ride program. However, we are not sure of the details of their program or how it works.

Who can I contact for additional information or questions?
For more information about the LYNX partnership or other questions, please contact us.