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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.

Long Beach

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

CSULB has partnered with Long Beach Transit to offer the U-PASS TAP Card Program, which provides free boardings on all Long Beach Transit 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 through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Long Beach Transit 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

Long Beach Transit Customer Service Department can be reached at (562) 591-2301 for all information related to real-time bus status, detours and scheduled service interruptions.

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 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. The 50 is the bus to take from the campus to go directly to Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, or the Honda Center. Route 60 provides 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