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Bus to Campus

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.

The U-Pass TAP program provides unlimited rides on all Long Beach Transit buses to students who are currently enrolled or faculty/staff members that are actively employed by the university. Direct bus routes to CSULB campus include the 81, 91, 92, 93, 94, 96, 171, 173 and Passport D. You can plan your trip by

*Initial $5 fee for the physical TAP sticker.

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.

Obtaining TAP Stickers

To take advantage of the U-Pass TAP program, please visit the Cashiers Office located on the 1st floor of Brotman Hall to purchase your initial TAP sticker and sign up for the program. The Cashiers Office is open Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m, and Tuesdays, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. TAP stickers are available to all currently enrolled students or staff and faculty members who are actively employed by the university. Please bring your Beach ID and the one-time fee of $5 for the physical sticker.

Student TAP services are not active during times when not enrolled in the university; this includes the months during summer break. Students who are not enrolled in the summer session courses, but remain employed by the university will still enjoy active TAP services during this time.

Replacing TAP Stickers

Save your TAP sticker for the next semester if you are planning to attend classes at Long Beach State in the future. A $5 replacement fee will be charged for new or replacement TAP stickers. For more information, please email or call 562.985.8280.

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

CSULB Metro Student Pass

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