Students attending classes at 1227 2nd St. may park in the City of Santa Monica Parking
Structure #2, adjacent to SMC Emeritus on 2nd St. between Arizona and Wilshire. Parking
rates are set by the City of Santa Monica, and the Parking Structures ar emanaged
by the City's parking vendor, SP+.
Emeritus students are able to get a 90 minute validation on top of the complimentary
90 minutes everyone receives, for a total of 3 hours of validated time. However, anyone
parking in the structure beyond 3 hours pays the standard rate, per City policy.
Additional Santa Monica College maps, transportation, and campus parking information are
available online. For detailed public transit information, contact; Santa Monica Big
Blue Bus, 310-451-5444 or TDD 310-395-6024; or Metro, 323-GO-METRO, 323-466-3876.
If you have any Downtown Santa Monica parking questions, please call SP+ Parking Operations
office at 310-576-4743. A staff member will happily assist you.
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
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.
For unlimited rides on the BBB, Metro, and other transit systems, you must first pay your Student Benefits fee of ($22.50)
per semester. This fee can be added to your account, by emailing the Cashier’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metro E Train terminates in downtown Santa Monica at 2nd and Colorado and is also in walking distance to two other SMC campuses. The light
rail train runs every 12 minutes from downtown L.A., which takes 45 minutes to go
the full distance. To get unlimited rides on Metro (and five other transit agencies)
first pay your Student Benefits fee of $22.50, then follow the instructions in the
option above for Big Blue Bus, Metro and other transit systems.
Emeritus - 4th Street Station (15 min walk)
Main campus- 17th Street (15min walk or BBB #41 or 42 or SMC shuttle)
PAC campus- 17th Street (13 min walk or BBB #41 or 42 or SMC shuttle)
Center for Media and Design - Bergamot Station (5 min walk)
Bundy / Airport campuses - (catch the BBB #14 from the Bundy Station)
New apps take the guesswork out of planning your trip by aggregating real-time data
from nearby transit agencies. Check arrival times, find closest stops, plan your route,
weigh your options...so you don't waste your time.
Transit App - Real time schedule updates for all nearby transit options.
Google Maps - Trip planning for walking, biking, transit and driving.
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.
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.
Low-Income Fare: $0.75
Regular Fare: $1.50
The Free Ride is a sponsored shuttle service that loops in the Downtown SM area and Montana Ave.
Riders can flag a Free Ride down or text 310-895-9204 for pickup. Just hop on and
off as you wish. For more information visit or email Jason Bagley at Jason@santamonicafreeride.com.
GoGoGrandparent is a concierge-type service that lets people use Lyft and Uber without a smartphone,
with rides monitored by 24/7 operators and alerts for families. Call 855-464-6872
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.
Waze Carpool matches drivers and riders who are commuting from the same location to the same destination
at the same time. Be a driver and make a little each way or be a rider and save. *Rides must be set up the day before to ensure it gets matched and confirmed.
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 90 minutes. After that, the normal rates apply as though
you had not validated at all (per current policy of the City of Santa Monica). To
park at any SMC campus you must have a current parking permit. Permits are virtual, and do not require a sticker or printed document. Officers will scan license plates
in order to verify permit. Currently there is no shuttle from the Emeritus Campus
to the other SMC campuses. Parking permits can be purchased online.
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 email@example.com.
Transportation Task Force at SMC
Interested in being a part of the solution? Attend the Transportation Task Force meetings
and give your perspective to existing and new transportation options for all of SMC’s
campuses. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.