Students

Moving you through on your way back to class.

As in-person classes resume, please follow all health and safety protocols on our Basics page while riding LBT. LBT is not collecting fare at this time. Check out our student pass information below so you’ll be ready to ride smartly when we rev back up.

CSULB Students

One pass and you’re good to go for 150 days.

Student passes from Long Beach Transit are currently not available for purchase while LBT refrains from collecting fare, but students are still able to utilize bus services. To plan your trip, visit our trip planner.

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What to know about the LBT Student Pass once it’s available:

  • CSULB Parking and Transportation Services has suspended their subsidized bus pass program for students and employees.
  • Long Beach Transit will instead be offering the CSULB Go Beach! Semester Pass, a 150-day discounted bus pass available to students and employees for $100. This pass will save you 50% on your rides! There will also be the option to purchase a 30-day student pass at the standard rate of $40.

More information regarding pass options will be available once fare collection resumes so be sure to check back here for updates.

LBCC Strong Beach Pass Pilot Program

Long Beach City College is partnering with Long Beach Transit to provide free TAP passes for eligible students.

Who is eligible?
College Promise, Viking Advantage, or full-time students who are in good academic standing.

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How do I get a Strong Beach Pass?
If you qualify, you should have received an email to your student inbox with instructions. If you didn’t and would like to see if you qualify, email basicneeds@lbcc.edu.

LBCC Transportation Page

Standard Student Fare
Full-time students who do not qualify for the Strong Beach pass may still qualify for a $40 monthly reduced fare TAP Card for students. Standard fare is $1.25 per ride without any eligible fare reductions.

Who is eligible?
Click here for eligibility requirements.

How do I get a reduced fare TAP Card for students?
Students who meet the minimum enrollment requirements can create an account and apply online any time. Visit the TAP website for more information and to apply.

The LIFE program can offer additional savings on the already reduced fare TAP Card for students, depending on household size and income. Learn more about the LIFE Program here.

K-12 Students

Standard Student Fare
Standard fare is $1.25 per ride but K – 12 students in Los Angeles County can qualify for a $40 monthly reduced fare TAP Card for students.

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Who is eligible?
K – 12 students attending school in Los Angeles County.

How do I get a reduced fare TAP Card for students?
Parents can create an account for each student and apply online any time. Visit the TAP website for more information and to apply.

The LIFE program can offer additional savings on the already reduced fare TAP Card for students, depending on household size and income. Learn more about the LIFE Program here.

Other College or Vocational School Students

Standard Student Fare
Standard fare is $1.25 per ride but college or vocational students in Los Angeles County can qualify for a $40 monthly reduced fare TAP Card for students.

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Who is eligible?
Click here for college or vocational student eligibility requirements.

How do I get a reduced fare TAP Card for students?
Students who meet the minimum enrollment requirements can create an account and apply online any time. Visit the TAP website for more information and to apply.

The LIFE program can offer additional savings on the already reduced fare TAP Card for students, depending on household size and income. Learn more about the LIFE Program here.

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Hop on the bus and explore what Long Beach has to offer. Download the Moovit App to travel Long Beach and beyond safely, confidently and informed with the Moovit app.

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Text “LBT” plus your “stop #” and automatically receive bus arrival times for your stop.

Why guess when you can Text For Next? This feature gives you live updates on when your bus will arrive by texting LBT + your stop ID to 41411. For example, if you’re at stop 1454, you would text “LBT 1454.” Be sure to include a space between LBT and your stop ID before sending.

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Transit is just a text away with Hello LBT! This real-time news service will send you push notifications with LBT updates right to your device, making your journey even easier. When you need know, text “HELLO” to 833.545.0528

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