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Ride the Bus to Campus

CSULB Parking and Transportation Services encourages the use of public transportation as a form of sustainable transportation that reduces the university's carbon footprint.


CSULB has partnered with Long Beach Transit to offer the U-PASS TAP Program, which provides free transit on all Long Beach Transit buses to eligible students, faculty and staff.

New TAP sticker (fall 2017)

TAP cards will soon be replaced by a smaller TAP sticker that will be placed on the back of the CSULB ID card. TAP stickers will be issued in lieu of the physical TAP cards starting on June 19. Current TAP card holders can opt to purchase a new TAP sticker for their ID, but will not be required to do so at this time. All existing TAP Cards will remain valid but no new TAP Cards will be issued after June 19. The reason for transition is to eliminate the need for CSULB individuals to keep and carry two separate cards. The TAP sticker will cost $5, same as the current fee for the TAP card.

Obtaining TAP cards

The current practice to obtain your U-PASS TAP card is to visit the Cashier's Office located on the 1st floor of Brotman Hall, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. U-PASS TAP cards are available until June 19, 2017 for all enrolled students and staff/faculty members currently employed by the university and auxiliary organizations. Please bring a valid CSULB ID and an initial fee of $5.00 for the cost of the physical TAP Card.

Student TAP cards are not active during times that they are not enrolled in classes; this includes summer. Students who are not enrolled in the summer session but are employed by the university during this time will continue to have an active TAP card.

Replacing TAP cards

Save TAP cards for future use if planning to attend classes during upcoming semesters. A $5 fee will be charged to replace a lost or discarded TAP card. TAP cards can be obtained at the Cashier's Office at BH-148, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer TAP Extension

TAP card services deactivate during the summer months if not enrolled in summer session or employed by the university. If you would like to continue TAP card services during the summer, you now have the option of purchasing the Summer TAP Extension at a CSULB-discounted rate of $100.00. This new option saves students $20 off the normal reduced pass rate and eliminates any TAP applications. The Summer TAP Extension provides unlimited rides on all Long Beach Transit buses all summer (May 15 to August 18, 2017).

Summer TAP Extensions will be available at the Cashiers Office (BH 148) starting Monday, May 1, 2017.

Students enrolled in summer session classes or employed by the university will have active TAP card services during summer months without purchase of the Summer TAP extension. For additional questions about eligibility, please call the Cashiers Office at (562) 985-8280.

Los Angeles and Orange County

Coming to campus from Los Angeles: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

The MTA 577 Express comes directly to the campus, and the Metro Blue Line train comes to downtown Long Beach, where riders can transfer to a Long Beach Transit bus to complete their trip to campus. CSULB faculty and staff may receive a reimbursement for the purchase of MTA transit fare by following these administrative guidelines. CSULB students taking 12 units or more may apply for a discounted TAP Card by downloading an application and following the instructions on Metro’s website. Plan your trip by calling 800.COMMUTE or by visiting

Coming to campus from Orange County: Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA)

OCTA Routes 50, 60 and 560 come directly to campus. Route 1 offers a beautiful and relaxing ride down Pacific Coast Highway from Dana Point to CSULB. The 50 is the bus to take from the campus to go directly to Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, or the Honda Center. Route 60 and 560 provide a direct connection from Leisure World to the campus. CSULB faculty and staff may receive a reimbursement for the purchase of OCTA transit fare by following these administrative guidelines. Plan your trip by calling (714) 636-RIDE or by visiting