​​​ Big Blue Bus (BBB) - All SMC students and employees who pay their AS fees can ride all BBB lines for free. When transfering to another transit agency, payment must be made using a TAP card which can be purchased at the Bookstore for $1. See below for further instructions to obtain your sticker and activate your ID card each semester.

Metro - Students can purchase a discounted Metro pass online. When transferring from the BBB to any other transit system you must use a TAP card. $.50 cents will be deducted for a transfer.

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 and Colorado.

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, 41, 42, and 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 as well as Metro buses: 4,33, 534, 704, 733

How to Activate Your ID Card to Ride the Bus for Free

Big Blue Bus requires that you swipe your ID card to board a bus. You are responsible for activating your card each semester which means you must visit one of the following stations to to make it active.

*New ID cards have already been swiped and are ready to use. 

*Returning students and employees must re-activate cards each semester at one of these locations:

  • Main Campus

    • Bursar’s office during normal hours

    • Financial Aid office during normal hours

    • Auxiliary Services (staff only)

    • 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

  • Center for Media & Design: Bookstore, first week of semester, Mon-Thur 9:30am-7pm. Fri 8am-3pm

  • Bundy Campus: Staff Office in lobby

  • Performing Arts Center: Bookstore, first week of semester, 9am-12:30 and 3:30-7pm

Swipe & Ride Any Line/Any time​​​​​​​