Welcome Seniors!

Whether you’re going to the store, doctor’s office, or a night out on the town, LBT helps you to ride with confidence and maintain the independence you’ve enjoyed all of your life. 

LBT hopes to ensure Long Beach seniors experience everything our world-class City and bus service has to offer. Check out the 50 places for seniors to shop, visit, and explore our World Class city.

Senior Fares and Passes

Seniors who are 62 years and older qualify for a reduced fare TAP Card for seniors.

LBT Senior Single Ride (62 years & older) $0.60
LBT Medicare Single Ride $0.60
LBT Customers with Disabilities Single Ride $0.60
LBT Senior/Disabled Day Pass $2.50
LBT Senior/Disabled 5-Day Pass $9
LBT Senior/Disabled 30-Day Pass $24
LIFE Senior 30-Day Pass $16
EZ Transit Senior, Disabled/Medicare 30-Day Pass $42

TAP Card 101

What is a TAP Card: A Transit Access Card allows customers to pre-load their fare, known as stored value, or purchase passes to pay fare when boarding the bus.

How do you use a TAP Card: Tap your card on the blue TAP Mobile Validator on your left as you board the bus. Wait for the beep and green screen to indicate to the Bus Operator your card is valid. Fare is subtracted from your TAP card like a debit card each time you use it.

How to load and activate a TAP card:

How to Apply for a Reduced Fare TAP Card for Seniors

To apply online, visit 

To apply in person*, visit the Transit & Visitor Information Center at: 

130 E. First Street

Long Beach, CA 90802 

* Customers who apply in person will receive a temporary TAP card that they can use until their permanent card arrives.

To apply by mail*, download the form here and mail to:

TAP Reduced Fare Office

One Gateway Plaza  

Mail Stop 99-PL-4  

Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952. 

*If applying by mail, customers will receive their TAP card within 20 business days after verification has been completed. 

LIFE Program

The Low-Income Fare is Easy (LIFE) program provides transportation assistance to low-income individuals. LIFE offers fare subsidies that may be applied toward the purchase of passes on LBT or any LIFE participating transit agencies.

LIFE  also offers fare subsidies that may be applied toward 20-Regional Rides. 

Learn more about eligibility and how to apply here.

The LIFE Program can offer additional savings for customers.

LIFE 20 Free Rides Loaded on TAP Card
LIFE Senior 30-Day Pass $16

If you need assistance planning your trip, you can contact our Customer Care team at 562.591.2301, Monday–Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can get in-person help at the Transit & Visitor Information Center in downtown Long Beach, Monday –Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Call us: (562) 591-2301

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