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LA Metro U-Pass - CSULB Student Discount

Published January 14, 2019

Spring 2019 U-Passes are still available!

Stop by the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall (BH-155), Monday-Friday, to purchase your pass today! Full purchase info and program benefits are listed in the menus below.

CSULB has partnered with LA Metro to provide students with an even better transit option when traveling to campus from Los Angeles County areas. CSULB students commuting long distances to campus now have a great option to transition seamlessly from outlying LA County areas directly to campus or via LB Transit.

Gold Line Train and Metro bus

How to Purchase

The Metro U-Pass is available at the Cashiers Office on the 1st floor of Brotman Hall starting Jan. 7, 2019.

Please bring the following items to purchase your LA Metro U-Pass:


$175 for 19 Weeks

Effective Dates

Jan. 21 - June 2, 2019

LA Metro Services

  • Unlimited rides on all Metro buses and light rail lines for only $175
  • More routes! This spring 2019 U-Pass will now include LADOT Dash, Culver CityBus Transit, Torrance Transit, and Norwalk Transit. Starting February 1, the Big Blue Bus will also be included and on March 1, Pasadena Transit and Foothill Transit buses will be added into the valid routes as well.
  • Purchasing the pass via CSULB eliminates the 4-6 week application process with LA Metro and lowers the credit minimum requirement.

Terms and Conditions

The Metro U-Pass services will load onto your current Long Beach Transit TAP sticker. If you do not already have a TAP sticker, there will be a $5 fee for the initial cost of the sticker. Passes are not sold on a prorated basis after the effective time period has begun.

A Los Angeles Metro Disclaimer/Waiver form must be completed in order to purchase a Metro U-Pass. The completed waiver form must be printed or displayed on a smartphone for validation at the Cashiers Office. The completed waiver form and CSULB ID card are required in order to purchase a Metro U-Pass. The U-Pass will be active as soon as it is purchased and may be used by tapping the ID card onto the reader when boarding the chosen Metro service.

Ridership levels will be reviewed each semester. Prices for U-Pass permits are determined by ridership levels and are subject to change from semester to semester.

CSULB faculty and staff who are interested in Long Beach Transit, LA Metro or OCTA have alternative options through employee transit programs.

Please email or call 562.985.RIDE (7433) for additional questions or concerns

IMPORTANT NOTE: LA Metro U-Pass sales are nonrefundable. Any changes in enrollment status will require the TAP sticker to be exchanged at the Cashiers Office for an LA Metro TAP card in order to continue uninterrupted Metro services for the remainder of the pre-paid service period.

BLUE LINE CONSTRUCTION: Large-scale construction is scheduled for the Metro Blue Line from Jan. 26 – Sept. 20, 2019. Please check the LA Metro website for full route and detour information