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Bus to Campus

Take one of the many bus routes to campus with the Long Beach Transit TAP Pass. Go green, avoid permit fees, traffic and the stress of finding a parking spot when arriving on campus. This program provides unlimited rides on all Long Beach Transit buses at a discounted student rate. Currently enrolled students or full-time benefitted employees who are actively employed by the university qualify for the program. You can plan your trip by using

Summer Passes - summer 2020

Students, recent alumnus, staff and faculty may purchase an unlimited LBT pass for summer 2020 for $100. This option will save CSULB students $20 off the LBT student pass rate and eliminates the 8-week TAP application process. Employees will save $95 off the regular LBT monthly pass rate.

LBT prices (FY 2019-2020)

Type Price Effective Dates
Summer 2020 $100 5/18/2020 - 8/16/2020

How to Purchase
Returning pass holders may purchase the Summer 2020 pass online at the parking portal starting May 18, 2020. No additional TAP sticker transaction is required. Pass holders will use their existing TAP sticker from spring 2020.

New pass holders will need to purchase their pass in-person at the Cashiers Office located on the first floor of Brotman Hall. Please call 562.985.8280 to schedule your appointment. In order to obtain a TAP sticker, you must first have a campus ID. If you do not already have a campus ID, please visit ID card services inside the University Bookstore to obtain a campus ID before visiting the Cashiers Office.

For additional questions about summer LBT passes, please contact Sustainable Transportation at 562.985.7433 or

Fall Passes - fall 2020

Both CSULB and LBT are committed to providing affordable, sustainable transportation options for students and university employees. While the subsidized bus pass is no longer offered, all CSULB students and employees can now access a new LBT discounted student pass.

Beginning fall 2020, LBT will offer a 150-day discounted bus pass, and for more flexibility, a 30-day monthly pass for $40. CSULB will continue to assist LBT by administering pass sales online and on-campus. Participants will continue to receive unlimited trips on all LBT buses for the duration of the pass period.

The LBT 150-day pass is over 50% off the normal student pass rate of $40/month (or $200/semester) and nearly 70% off the regular pass rate of $65/month (or $325/semester).

LBT prices (FY 2020-2021)

Fall 2020 pass type Price Effective Dates
5 month (150-day) $100 150 days after first use
1 month (30 days) $40 30 days after first use

First-time pass holders
If you are new to the LBT program, you must purchase your passes at the Cashiers window. There your TAP sticker will be programmed and placed on your ID. Please bring your campus ID and acceptable form of payment.

Please register your pass at This will allow you to track how much time is left on your pass. Additionally, if your TAP card is lost or stolen you will be able to replace your card and its remaining balance if it is registered. There is a $5 administrative fee to request a replacement card. Full info is available at TAP overview.

Returning pass holders
Those who had the pass in the previous semester may purchase the LBT pass via the CSULB parking portal.

Please register your pass at This will allow you to track how much time is left on your pass. Additionally, if your TAP card is lost or stolen you will be able to replace your card and its remaining balance if it is registered. There is a $5 administrative fee to request a replacement card. Full info is available at TAP overview.

IMPORTANT NOTE: LBT Pass purchases are nonrefundable. Passes are active upon first use and valid for either 30 days or 150 days after that day of use depending on the type of pass that was purchased. Please use your pass at least once within 25 days of purchase to avoid deactivation. Please visit the Cashiers Office to have your pass reactivated if deactivation occurs.

TAP Stickers

TAP stickers are affixed to your Campus ID card and provides access to all Long Beach Transit buses.

First-time participants must visit the Cashiers window in Brotman Hall to purchase the physical TAP sticker for a one-time fee of $5. Please call 562.985.8280 to make your appointment and adhere to social distancing guidelines when on campus. 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).*

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

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).