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Bus to Campus

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

The TAP program provides unlimited rides on all Long Beach Transit buses for 75% off the regular LBT student rate. Students who are currently enrolled or faculty/staff members that are actively employed by the university qualify for the program. 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

LBT TAP Fee Waiver

The TAP Hardship Fee Waiver for Long Beach Transit was created to ensure that CSULB transportation services remain inclusive to all students. Eligible students will receive a $40 transportation fee waiver for unlimited TAP services during the current fall semester. For more information, please visit TAP Hardship Fee Waiver.

Semester Passes

Those who participated in this program in the spring may purchase the LBT TAP pass via the CSULB parking portal. First-time participants of the LBT TAP program must purchase their passes at the Cashiers window where TAP sticker will be programmed and affixed to your campus ID.

Although the program is no longer free, it is important to note that TAP services are still highly-subsidized by the university and are offered to students/employees at over 75% off the normal student pass rate of $40/month (or $200/semester).

TAP prices (FY 2019-2020)

Type Price Effective Dates
Fall 2019 $40 8/17/2019-1/19/2020
Spring 2020 $40 1/20/2020-5/24/2020
Summer 2020 $30 TBD

IMPORTANT NOTE: TAP Pass purchases are nonrefundable. Please contact the Cashiers Office for additional information.

TAP Stickers

The TAP sticker is affixed to your Beach ID card and provides access to the Long Beach Transit buses.

First-time participants who reside in Beachside must first visit ID Card Services Office located in the University Bookstore. A newly designed Beachside ID card must be obtained prior to visiting the Cashiers Office to purchase the TAP sticker and pass.

First-time participants must visit the Cashiers window in Brotman Hall to purchase the physical TAP sticker for a one-time fee of $5. Once purchased, the TAP sticker does not have to be purchased again unless lost, stolen, or there is a gap in participation (e.g. opting out of in a given semester and opting back in the following semester).

Lost ID or lost TAP sticker? New or replacement TAP stickers can be purchased for $5.

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. Plan your trip by visiting or calling 800.COMMUTE.

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 students taking 9 units or more may apply for a discounted OCTA pass. More information on this program is available at OCTA College Pass. Plan your trip by visiting or calling 714.636.RIDE.

LA Metro Student Discount

The LA Metro U-Pass is a reduced-fare transit pass offered through CSULB. This pass offers enrolled students unlimited rides on most LA Metro light rail and bus services within the larger LA area including six other transit agencies. For full information, please visit LA Metro U-Pass (student discount).