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Big Blue Bus

Ride Free. Any Line, Any Time, thanks to SMC and the Associated Students. Simply pay your AS fees, download an app, and register!

Big Blue Bus: Mobile Pass

New- Download The Big Blue Bus Mobile Pass!

To get your mobile pass:

  • Pay your A.S. fees 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.
  • Read our FAQ's for details about the mobile pass.
  • No smartphone? OR need a $0.50 transfer from BBB to another transit agency, Email to have a TAP card mailed to you.

Big Blue Bus: SMC Routes

Several Big Blue Bus lines serve various SMC campuses. Take the BBB and explore other parts of Santa Monica and Los Angeles!  For more information, visit the Big Blue Bus website.

  • Check out the BBB "Little Blue Book," a transit guide that contains route schedules and maps, and a System Map depicting all rountes within your service area.
  • ID cards are no longer swiped to board the bus. Use the mobile pass instead.

Expo Line

More reasons than ever to ditch the car. The Metro System offers close to 200 bus and rail lines to take you where you want to go!

Expo Line: Metro Pass

  1. Student monthly Metro System passes online or at certain locations
  2. Transfer from the Big Blue Bus (BBB) to the Metro Expo or other bus line for only $.50. Just let the bus driver know when boarding.
  3. Breeze bikes rentals are located at each campus to rent.

Expo Line: SMC Routes

  • Main campus - 17th Street (10 min walk or take BBB #41 or #42)
  • Performing Arts Center - 17th Street (10 min walk or take BBB #41 or #42)
  • Emeritus - 4th Steet Station (10 min walk)
  • Center for Media and Design - Bergamot Station (4 min walk)
  • Bundy/ Aiport Campus - (Catch the BBB #14 from the Bundy Station)

Ride Share

Share the ride, save some cash. Learn more about Carpool, Vanpool, and Ride-Hailing options!

SMC Campus Locations

SMC Main Campus
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Bundy Campus
3171 S. Bundy Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Performing Arts Center
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Center for Media & Design
1660 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Airport Arts Campus
2800 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Emeritus Campus
1227 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Ride-Hailing Options

Carpool - Find another SMC rider via Corsair Commute or check out Metro's Ride Match for a larger pool of drivers in Los Angeles.

Waze Carpool - Find a ride for $0.58 per mile or fill a seat in your car to make a little extra money on your commute. Download the Waze app. Allow at least 24 hours to be matched (but no guarantees so have a backup plan).

Ride-Hailing - Sign-up and activate your UBER/LYFT apps and get dropped off at our New Drop Off/Pick Up Zone on Pico Blvd. between 18th and 19th Streets. See the top right area of the map.

  • Sign-up and create a UBER account
  • Sign-up and create an LYFT account



Finding parking can be challenging. If you must drive, plan ahead and check out our resources and information on parking!

General Parking Information

SMC Parking Tips: If you absolutely must drive to campus, plan extra time for traffic and parking. We recommend heading directly to Bundy Campus where parking is free, plentiful, and shuttles run to the main campus every 14 minutes. The BBB #44 shuttle drops off at 17th and Pearl on the main campus. To park on any of the SMC campuses you must have a current parking permit. 


Parking Permits: Parking permits for Main Campus, Center for Media and Design (CMD), and the Performing Arts Center (PAC) can be purchased online at or in-person at the Cashier's Office. Permits for Bundy and Airport Arts campuses are free but must also be obtained through the same website above. See information about free parking at Bundy and Airport below. 


Visitor Parking: Visitor parking for the main campus is available for $11 per day. Purchase visitor parking passes online. All students and visitors are expected to follow SMC's parking rules and regulations.


Parking Directions

Main Campus 

  • Directions: Students can park in Structures 2, 3 & 4. 
    • Enter structure 2 from Pico at 18th. 
    • Enter structures 3 and 4 from Pico at 16th or 17th

Center for Media & Design

  • Directions: Enter on Pennsylvania Ave.

Performing Arts Center

  • Location: Enter at 1310 11th St. or at Santa Monica Blvd. and 11th St.

Bundy & Airport Arts (w/bus to the main campus) 

Learn More

Tips to Avoid Traffic at SMC

1. Plan ahead. Schedule at least an hour before your class starts to make sure you get to class on time. And know where your class is located: SMC Campus Maps

2. Use Drop Off / Pickup Zone on Pico and 17th Street, NOT Pearl Street. For more information, visit Transportation. Do not use Pearl Street (it is too congested). Do not allow the driver to stop in front of driveways, in bike lanes or in bus stops. 

3. Avoid driving your car. Parking is very challenging and unpredictable. If you must drive, it is best to park at Bundy Campus (3171 S Bundy Dr., LA.). There is no cost for this parking decal and there are plenty of spaces. Shuttles run every 14 minutes to the main campus.

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