Transportation Options to Emeritus Campus
Santa Monica College's Emeritus campus is located in one of the most transit-rich areas of Los Angeles. Parking at this campus is limited to the public structures in the downtown area with limitations on the time so we encourage students to use the many other options available to them.
Try our free Trip Planning tool here: Corsair Commute
- It's a free personalized trip planner that provides all options (bike, walk, transit, carpool and car) in one screen, including costs, time, route maps, calories burned and CO2 emitted.
- SMC employees can earn monthly
incentives for participating.
Big Blue Bus
Ride Free. Any Line, Any Time, thanks to SMC and the Associated Students. Simply pay your AS fees, swipe your card at the Bursar's office on main campus, then board any BBB bus any time. Several
Metro bus lines service SMC campuses.
New students & staff ID cards are ready to use!
Returning students & staff must re-activate* cards at the Bursar’s office on the main campus each semester.
BBB now only accepts payment via TAP.
Big Blue Bus and LYFT Shared provide frequent shuttle service from the main campus to Bundy, Center for Media and Design and the Performing Arts Center.
View the Intercampus Shuttle page.
Mobility on Demand Every Day.
$.50 Lyft rides around town using MODE, a curb-to-curb, on-demand transportation program for older adults (at least 60 years old) and persons with disabilities (at least 18 years old) who live in the City of Santa Monica. Participate by registering with MODE 310.394.9871.
Carpool, Vanpool and Ride-Hailing
Carpool - Find another SMC rider via www.corsaircommute or check out Metro's Ride Match for a larger pool of drivers in Los Angeles.
Ride Hailing - -For uberPOOL, use promo code uberpoolsmc2016 for $20 first ride. -For Lyft Shared, use promo code SMC18 for $10 off your first shared ride.
Vanpool - Find a spot in an existing van or start one.
Breeze Bike Share
Over 500 bikes to choose from around Santa Monica with many located at every campus for those short trips to campus from the bus or Expo line, off campus to get lunch or run errands, or to another campus for class.
Become a member or rent by the hour. Special SMC student rate* is $7 per month for 90 minutes of ride time per day. *Must use your smc.edu email.
SMC Bike Club repairs minor problems (flats & squeaks) for FREE Tue & Thu during club hours at the Pearl Bike Lot on main campus.
Free stand time and bike maintenance support at
Bikerowave, for anyone with a current AS sticker on their SMC ID card.
If you absolutely must drive to Emeritus campus, plan extra time for traffic and parking which are particularly challenging in the downtown area. Parking Structure 2 (PS2) is the closest lot. The first 90 minutes are free in public lots and Emeritus students can get validated for another 30 minutes. After that, the rates are $1.25 for the next one hour; $1.85 each additional 30 minutes; and $17.50 daily maximum per entry. To park at any other SMC campus you must have a current parking decal. Parking decals for SMC's Bundy and Airport campuses are FREE and shuttles are available to the main campus. All other campuses require paid parking decals. Get a parking decal on
Corsair Connect or in person at the
Electric Scooters: At Santa Monica College, we care deeply about your safety. With the recent influx of electric scooters from Bird Rides, Inc., we thought it was important to give you a quick look at the state laws regarding electric scooters, so that you can be safe.
Please note that Bird Scooters are NOT allowed on any of Santa Monica College’s campuses.
California Vehicle Code (CVC) 407.5(a) defines a motorized scooter as any two-wheeled device that has handlebars, has a floorboard that is designed to be stood upon when riding, and is powered by an electric motor. CVC 21235 mandates that all scooter riders in California:
- Must wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet
- Have a valid driver license
- Ride on the road and remain off sidewalks
- May not park scooters on a sidewalk in a position that blocks pedestrian paths
Be very aware of your surroundings as you may not be seen or heard by other vehicles. Drive cautiously and defensively. Please be safe and be a responsible rider. Use common sense: don’t forget that these scooters are motorized vehicles, not toys, operating on streets.
If the maps on our Transportation web pages are not accessible to you, contact Manuel Islas by telephone at (310) 434-3554 or email at
Transportation Task Force at SMC
Interested in being a part of the solution? Attend the Transportation Task Force meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 1 – 2:30 pm. Meetings located at 1744 Pearl Street.
A draft of the new sustainable transportation plan can be found here:
Sustainable Transportation Planning Matrix