Parking & Transportation


Students getting onto Big Blue Bus


Big Blue Bus now requires Mobile Pass to board

To ride the Big Blue Bus you must now use a mobile pass or TAP card. No cash or tokens are accepted and SMC IDs are not being swiped. 

How to get your mobile pass or TAP card:

  • Pay your $22.50 Student Benefits fee on Corsair Connect

  • An email from will be sent to you with instructions on how to download the app and register for the pass. Use your account. 
  • Download the Token Transit app to find your mobile pass in the wallet. Use it to board.
  • Student IDs are no longer accepted to board the bus.
  • You may request a special SMC TAP card instead (but you may not have both). Contact with your student ID #.
  • Read this FAQ for details about the mobile pass. 

Transportation Options to Get to SMC

​Transportation Alternatives

Students attending SMC have many alternatives to get to campus without driving alone. In fact, 70% of our students get to campus by bus, train, carpool, bike, scooter or walking because they know it saves money on gas and permits/tickets and is less stressful. 

Explore your alternatives using SMC's personalized trip planner. It provides all options (bike, walk, transit, carpool, and car) in one screen, including costs, time, route maps, calories burned and CO2 emitted.​

*Some of the transportation options are provided by third parties and not regulated by SMC. Some may involve you signing legal agreements. You should carefully review the agreements and ensure that the option you select is appropriate for you.

Safety Escort Service

Your safety is a key element to quality education. To protect members of the SMC community, the College provides students, staff, and faculty attending evening sessions with walking escorts within the area bounded by Delaware Street, 21st Street, Ocean Park Boulevard, and 14th Street.

The FREE service is provided Monday through Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

To request a walking escort, simply dial 4300 from any telephone on campus. An SMC escort will meet you anywhere within the service area and walk you to your destination.

Relevant Telephone Numbers

  • Parking Information310-434-4608
  • Center for Students With Disabilities310-434-4265
  • Cashier’s Office310-434-4664
  • College Police310-434-4608 or 310-434-4300
  • Safety Escort Service (from campus phone)4300
  • College Police – General Information310-434-4608

Campus and Transit Map

SMC Campuses & Transit Map

  • Satellite campus parking and connecting shuttles are free for students and staff with SMC ID.
  • Route #43 in green connects Metro Rail, main SMC campus, and the Center for Media and Design (CMD).
  • Route #44 in orange connects Metro Rail, main SMC campus, and Bundy Campus.
  • Routes #41 in red and #42 in gray connect the Metro Rail, main SMC campus, and Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Printable Maps

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

SMC locations

Transportation Task Force at SMC

Way to Go LogoInterested 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.

SMC Employees​

Earn monthly cash incentives for using alternative modes to get to work.