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Bus to Campus

TAP fee changes begin on Aug. 5, 2019. Please read the full program details in our menu below.

Take one of nine bus routes to campus with the U-Pass TAP Program offered in conjunction with Long Beach Transit. Go green, avoid permit fees, traffic, citations, and the stress of finding a parking spot when arriving on campus.

U-Pass TAP program provides unlimited rides on all Long Beach Transit buses for a small fee. Eligible students who are currently enrolled or faculty/staff members that are actively employed by the university. Direct bus routes to CSULB campus include the 45, 46, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 121, 171, 173. You can plan your trip by using

Semester Passes

Students, staff and faculty who already have a TAP sticker may purchase unlimited fall semester Long Beach Transit TAP privileges at the online parking portal starting Aug. 5, 2019. Don't have a TAP sticker? See the next section for instructions.

Discounted TAP services are available to all currently enrolled students and staff/faculty members who are actively employed by the university. Individuals who purchase unlimited TAP privileges at $40/semester will save approximately 75% off the price of the discounted student pass available from Long Beach Transit.

TAP prices (FY 2019-2020)

Type Price Effecitve Dates
Fall 2019 $40 8/19/2019-1/19/2020
Spring 2020 $40 1/20/2020-5/24/2020
Summer 2020 $30 TBD

Student TAP discounts are available during times when students are not enrolled in classes at the university; this includes the months of summer. Students not enrolled in the summer session courses may still purchase the Summer TAP Extension option.

TAP Stickers

The TAP sticker is physical item that carries your TAP privileges. The sticker is affixed to your Beach ID card and used when boarding Long Beach Transit buses.

The TAP sticker is a one-time purchase of $5 and is not repeated unless the sticker is lost. The semester TAP pass is loaded onto the TAP sticker.

TAP stickers are available for purchase in-person at the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall.

Replacing TAP Stickers

Please save your TAP sticker for the next semester if you plan to attend classes in the future. A $5 replacement fee will be charged for any new or replacement TAP sticker. For more information, please email or call 562.985.8280.

Summer TAP Extension (May 13-August 16, 2019)

If you are neither enrolled in summer session courses nor working as a stateside student assistant,* then your TAP card/sticker will be deactivated during summer months.

CSULB students and recent alumnus may purchase the Summer TAP Extension at a discounted student rate of $100. This option saves CSULB students $20 off the already reduced student pass rate and eliminates the 8-week TAP application process. The Summer TAP Extension provides unlimited rides on all Long Beach Transit buses from May 13 to August 16, 2019. Purchase your Summer TAP Extension today at the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall (BH-148).

*Students employed by CSULB Auxiliaries (49er Shops, ASI, etc.) over the summer and participating in the U-Pass TAP program are not eligible to have their TAP privileges reinstated, but are eligible to participate in the Summer TAP Extension.

For additional questions about your account and U-Pass TAP eligibility, please contact the Cashiers Office at 562.985.8280.

Traveling from outside the Long Beach area.

Travel from 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 provided on the MTA 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. Route 50 will take you from campus directly to Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, or The Honda Center. Route 60 and 560 provide a direct connection from Leisure World to 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 visit

LA Metro Student Pass

The LA Metro U-Pass is a reduced-fare transit pass offered through CSULB. This pass offers students unlimited rides on most LA Metro services within LA County. For full information, please visit LA Metro U-Pass (student discount).