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Public Transit Routes to Campus

1) CSULB U-PASS TAP Card Program with Long Beach Transit

CSULB Parking and Transportation Services encourages our campus community to use public transit as a form of sustainable transportation that reduces the University's carbon footprint. LBT Routes 81, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96 ZAP, 121, 171 and 173 all come directly to the CSULB campus. Plan your trip by calling LBT at (562) 591-2301 or visit

CSULB has partnered with Long Beach Transit to offer the U-PASS TAP Card Program, which provides free boardings on all Long Beach Transit busses (s/b: buses) to:

  • Currently enrolled students in state supported degree, credential, or certificate program
  • Current faculty, including lecturers
  • Current staff employees, including CCPE, Housing, and Parking, excluding the casual worker classification
  • Currently benefitted auxiliary organization employees (ASI, 49er Shops, 49er Foundation, Research Foundation)

Eligible students and employees who wish to ride Long Beach Transit to campus may obtain a TAP Card from the Cashier's Office on the first floor of Brotman Hall, Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, starting Monday, August 18, 2014.

If you are ineligible to participate in the CSULB TAP card program there other Long Beach Transit discount programs available.

For additional information please contact the Sustainable Transportation Program at (562) 985-4091.

2) 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

3) Orange County Transit Authority - OCTA

OCTA Routes 1, 50 and 60 come directly to campus. Route 1 offers a beautiful and relaxing ride down Pacific Coast Highway from Dana Point to CSULB. Route 50 follows Katella Avenue all the way from the 55 Freeway until it turns down Studebaker Rd to reach the campus. The 50 is the bus to take from the campus to go directly to Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, or the Honda Center. Route 60 follows 17th Street from Newport Blvd. in Tustin until it turns at Leisure World to reach the campus via 7th St. CSULB faculty and staff may receive a reimbursement for the purchase of MTA transit fare by following these Administrative Guidelines. Plan your trip by calling (714) 636-RIDE or by visiting

Faculty and Staff

We offer a reimbursement for MTA and OCTA transit fare purchased by faculty and staff for their commute to and from campus. Employees who do not have parking permits may receive up to 100% reimbursement, and employees who have a parking permit may receive up to 50% reimbursement. For additional information please call the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator at (562) 985-4091.

Public Transit Administrative Guideline