School of Medicine

Parking and Transportation


Texas Medical Center, Inc. coordinates all traffic movement and parking within the TMC. All vehicles parked regularly on the campus must be registered with TMC. Further information is available from the TMC website - Parking page or by phone (713) 791-6161.

Baylor College of Medicine parking and transportation specific information is available from:

Student remote parking is available in the South Extension Lot, which services Main Baylor, Ben Taub, Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital, as well as the Smithland's Lot, which services Smith, Scurlock, Medical Towers, Herman, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital and St. Luke's. The cost is $75 per month (plus tax). Payment is made directly to TMC.

Students who have a TMC parking contract ("Alternate Lot Privileges") and park in any remote lot may also park in Garage 4, 6 or 7 (at no charge) after 6 p.m. on weekdays,weekends and designated TMC holidays. You must exit the garage by 8 a.m. the following morning or by 8 a.m., Monday. Students will have to pay $12 if they fail to exit a garage by 8 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Onsite garage parking is offered (based on availability) by TMC, please call (713) 791-6161 - Option 1 for pricing. All pricing is subject to tax.

Another option for students is Off-Peak (POP) parking in Garages 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10 (4:30 p.m. - 8 a.m., all day on weekends and designated TMC holidays). The cost is $95 per month (plus tax).

Shuttle buses are available to transport persons parking in the South Extension Lot and Smithland's Lots to and from the Medical Center. The shuttle buses operate with the following frequency:

  • 4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. (every 4 to 10 minutes)
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (every 22 minutes)
  • 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. (every 4-10 minutes)
  • 8 p.m. - Midnight (every 20 minutes)
  • No service: Midnight to 4:30 a.m.

After Hours Parking - E Lot Only


After hours and weekend parking in Lot E is available (free of charge) to all students effective July 1, 2014 according to the following schedule:

Monday-Friday: 9 p.m. - 7 a.m. the following morning
Weekends: Saturday 4 p.m. - Monday 7 a.m.

Access (based on availability) is granted by showing one's student ID badge (via remote camera) to the security officer on duty. The front row (next to the Cullen Building) is reserved at all times for faculty parking. Cars parked in the lots outside of the above scheduled hours will be towed at the owner's expense.


After Hours Parking - Garage 6 Only


Another option for students is Off-Peak (POP) parking in Garages 6 (4:30 p.m. - 8 a.m., all day on weekends and designated TMC holidays). The cost is $25 per month (plus tax).

Lot D is not available for student after hours parking.




METROBus and METRORail service is available to all Baylor College of Medicine students (certified as currently/officially enrolled) through the Q card program, which gives unlimited discounted access to all METRO services, including bus, TMC trolley and rail service. When riding METRO, students must have their BCM Student ID in their possession and should present both the Q card and their Student ID if asked for identification by a METRO police office while riding on METRO.

Q cards can be obtained only at the downtown METRO office (1900 Main St.). Be sure to have an enrollment verification letter from the Registrar's Office and your student ID.

All remote parkers, including the Smith Lands, have been issued a TMC METRORail pass, which is valid for travel between the Smith Lands and one of the METRO stops in the medical center.


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