Travel Services

Car Mileage & Rates

Personal Vehicle

Travelers may also use their own personal vehicle when a motor pool vehicle is not available or when it is more advantageous or economical to the university to use a privately owned vehicle. Travelers are reimbursed for vehicle miles only. Mileage may be claimed by using maps, highway guides, or actual odometer readings to determine mileage. Click here to access to the Mileage calculator for traveling within Washington state or anywhere in the United States and Canada.

When your personal vehicle is used for university business, you are responsible for your own car insurance and if you are in an accident your insurance is the primary coverage. See the WSU procedures manual for further details Business Policies and Procedures Manual(BPPM)95.11.

Mileage Rates

  • Private Owned Vehicle (POV) Mileage Rate = 56 cents / mile (effective 1/1/2014).
  • Private Aircraft Mileage Rate = $1.07 / statute mile.
  • Private Owned Motorcycle Mileage Rate = $.305 / mile.

Click Travel Rates (Business Policies and Procedures Manual) for detail information.


Travel Services , PO Box 641025, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1025, 509-335-2034, Contact Us