Big Blue Bus (BBB) - All SMC students and employees who pay their AS fees can ride all BBB lines for free. To obtain your sticker and activate your ID card each semester, visit the Bursar’s ofice or Financial Aid office on the main campus.

Metro - Students can purchase a discounted Metro pass online. When transferring to the Metro train or bus system from a BBB line ask the driver for a 50 cent transfer pass which is good for two hours.

Routes and Schedules of Buses and Trains

Main Campus is served by BBB lines: 7, 7R, 8, 16, 41, 42, 43, 44 and Metro's Expo train at 17th Street Station.

Bundy/ Airport Campuses are served by BBB lines: 14, 44 and Metros Expo train at Bundy Station.

PAC is served by BBB lines: - 1, 2, 10R, 44 and Metro's Expo train at 17th Street Station.​

Center for Media and Design is served by BBB lines: 5, 16, and 43 and Metro's Expo​ train at Bergamot Station.

Emeritus is served by BBB lines: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 7R 8, 9, 10R, 18 & Metro's Expo train at 4th Street Station.

How to Activate Your ID

Big Blue Bus requires that you swipe your ID card to board a bus. You are responsible for activating your card each semester.

New ID cards have already been swiped and are ready to use. But if you’re a returning student or employee you'll need to re-activate your card at any of the following stations:

  • Main Campus

    • Bursar’s office during normal hours

    • Financial Aid office during normal hours

    • Auxiliary Services (staff only)

  • Airport Arts Campus: Lobby, first week of the semester, 8am to 5pm.

  • Bundy Campus: Staff Office in lobby, first week of the semester, 8am to 5pm.

  • Performing Arts Center: Outside of the PAC bookstore, first week of the semester, 8am to 5pm.

  • Pico Bus Stop: During the first week of school, returning students can get IDs activated for the semester at the bus stop located at Pico and 18th street.

Swipe & Ride Any Line/Any time​​​​​​​