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As of Fall 2020, LBT routes are still running on a modified schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. LBT values its customers and remains committed to providing safe and reliable transportation for essential travel needs.

  • To encourage social distancing, all customers should board through the rear doors (LBT is not enforcing fare collection at the front of the bus) and follow LBT’s Skip a Row or Skip a Seat recommendation. Read more about safety measures at ridelbt.com/basics.
  • Customers are required to wear face masks while onboard.
  • To stay informed on service and schedule changes, make sure to sign up for Hello LBT, a text message service that sends updates on LBT schedules and services. Simply text “HELLO” to 833.545.0528 to sign-up.
  • You can also keep up-to-date by following LBT on social media and signing up for the Community Connector, a monthly e-newsletter, at ridelbt.com/connect.

CSULB Students

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

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

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 LBT Student Pass, a 150-day discounted bus pass available to eligible students and employees for $100. This pass will save you 50% on your rides!

More information regarding this pass will become available 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.

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
Standard fare is $1.25 per ride but full-time LBCC students can qualify for a $40 monthly reduced fare TAP Card for students.

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.

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 Student

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

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.

Stay Connected

Hello LBT

Real-time news alerts and schedule changes sent by LBT straight to your phone.

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 to sign up.

Text For Next

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.