Travel to Hatfield

Traveling to Hatfield

There are a lot of ways to get to the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Below is information on the many options for getting to and around our campus.

Campus Parking

Hatfield Marine Science Center offers free, daytime parking throughout the Newport campus. No parking permits are required.

Please note, however, the following parking rules:

  • Overnight parking of unauthorized vehicles is prohibited. Unauthorized vehicles parked after-hours may be towed off premise at the expense of the owner.
    • An exception to this rule will be made for those seeking overnight parking accommodation for their personal vehicles due to fieldwork or work travel for up to 1-5 nights. Please register your personal vehicle at the self-service registration station located at the Security Desk in the GVMSB lobby. Individuals will be asked to provide contact and vehicle information and to place an HMSC parking tag in their vehicles for the duration of the stay.  
  • Extended Vehicle Stay: For longer-duration overnight parking (5+ nights), vehicles may be stationed in the HMSC outdoor storage yard with pre-approval. To request an extended stay for your vehicle, contact HMSC Research Facilities Coordinator for further details.
  • The parking lot immediately adjacent to the 900 Ed Wing (outside the Seawater Classrooms) is for OSU vehicles only.

  • Residents in HMSC Housing may park in the designated SE lots assigned to them outside the dorms throughout their stay. Residents are asked to register their vehicles with the Housing office during in-processing.  
  • The university is not responsible for any vehicle or its contents parked on university property or environments. Individuals assume all risk of accident and property loss, personal injury and property damage.
  • Unauthorized parking in an ADA parking space, adjacent loading areas, or other area designed for ADA access as designated by signage is prohibited.
  • Non-electric vehicles are prohibited, at all times, from using spaces designated for electric vehicle charging.
  • Parking in any location other than a designated parking space is prohibited.


Bus, Van & Cab Services


Sideview of a Coast to Valley Express bus. Artwork of the Benton County Courthouse and whales is on the side.

Bus Schedules

Coast to Valley Express (NW Connector)

*Most recent schedule (pdf as of 12/1/23)

Newport Loop bus schedule (with Espanol version)

Lincoln City Loop bus schedule (with Espanol version)

Van Services

Yaqunia Bay Cab - local and services to PDX airport

Coast to Valley Express

The Coast to Valley Express is a bus service that connects Corvallis and Newport and the communities in between, specifically Albany, Toledo, Eddyville and Philomath.

This service is provided through a partnership between Lincoln County Transit and Benton County Transportation.

The Coast to Valley Express service has a new schedule. It also added a stop in North Albany at the Park n’ Ride, and will operate seven days a week with four daily runs between Albany, Corvallis and Newport.

Call (541) 265-4900 (Lincoln County Transit) or (541)-766-6700 (Benton Area Transit) to schedule a pickup at flag stops as needed.

Bike Racks on Buses

Bike rack space is available on the buses. Each bike rack can carry two, single-seat bicycles on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sorry, no tricycles, tandem bicycles or motor-powered vehicles.

There are a number of bike parking spots available on the Hatfield campus.

Coastal Travel Assistance

Financial support is available to help defer the cost of traveling to the coast. Tickets are subsidized for qualifying purposes - classes, field trips, tours, lectures, events and other degree-supporting work at Hatfield Marine Science Center. This support is provided by the Marine Studies Initiative at OSU. 


The following people are eligible to apply:

  • OSU students (undergraduate and graduate)
  • OSU faculty
  • OSU staff

To apply for travel support, email [email protected] at least three days prior to travel with the following information:

  • Your full name

  • Major/position title

  • Purpose of the visit

  • Date(s) of tickets needed

Carpooling and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations



Join a carpool using the ride-share app.

You can look for potential carpoolers using Get There, a new statewide carpool matching site. Register and join the OSU-Corvallis Network to find other Beavers to share your commute.

Electric Vehicle Chargers

We are excited to offer four ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations at Hatfield. These Level 2 chargers are located in the west parking lot of the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building. A $0.30 per kilowatt-hour collection fee applies. Electric vehicle users may download the ChargePoint or PlugShare app on their smartphones.

iOS app store:

Google Play store :