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Bus to Campus

Go green, avoid permit fees, traffic, citations, and the stress of finding a parking spot by choosing to take one of nine bus routes to campus. Long Beach State University has partnered with Long Beach Transit to offer the U-Pass TAP Program.

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


Long Beach Transit Route 45/46

Working with Long Beach Transit, we are happy to announce the new LBT 45/46 route. This route now services the same area as the Anaheim Shuttle, however, the LBT 45/46 will provide service to CSULB more frequently (every 10 min) and will offer more locations for pick-up along Anaheim Street. Please stop by the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall (BH-148) to enroll in the U-Pass TAP program and take advantage of free TAP services.

Summer TAP Extension Option (May 14-August 17, 2018)

If you are not enrolled in summer session courses or not employed by the university, then your TAP card will be deactivated during summer months. As a result, CSULB has partnered with Long Beach Transit to offer the Summer TAP Extension. 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 14-August 17, 2018.

Students who wish to extend their active TAP privileges purchase the Summer TAP Extension at the discounted student rate of $100. Purchase your Summer TAP Extension today at the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall (BH-148).

Students enrolled in summer session classes or who are actively employed by the university will enjoy active TAP privileges during summer months and do not need to purchase the 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 obtain your TAP sticker. The Cashiers Office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 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 a valid 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 any Metro system in LA County that accepts TAP, including all local Metro buses, Metro Rapid, Metro Liner, and Metro rail services, including Zone 1. For more info visit the csulb metro page.