Metro U-Pass

Metro U-Pass

Get around easier with the El Camino College U-Pass!

Cover of El Camino College U-pass flyer

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What are the benefits of a Metro U-Pass?

  • El Camino College students who purchase a Metro U-Pass will be able to ride on the Metro, including Metro Express Buses and the Metro Silver Line, as well as the GTrans (Gardena bus lines) and Torrance Transit.
  • In comparison to a Metro 30-Day Pass with Zones, the Metro U-Pass is 69% cheaper. It is also valid for rides on GTrans and Torrance Transit, unlike the Metro 30-Day Pass.
  • The Metro U-Pass will cover public transportation costs on the Metro, GTrans, and Torrance Transit throughout the fall 2017 semester and winter 2018 term, as well as the beginning of spring 2018 semester.

Who is eligible?

  • El Camino College students enrolled in a minimum of six units
  • Students may combine units from Compton College to meet eligibility requirements

When and where can I purchase a Metro U-Pass?

Beginning August 23, 2017, students may go to the Bookstore to purchase a Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Metro U-Pass.

How do I purchase a Metro U-Pass?

  • Obtain a free El Camino College Student ID card at the Student Activities Center. Visit the Photo ID webpage for business hours and requirements.
  • Complete the El Camino College U-Pass Student Information Form.
  • Print or show the form completion screen on your smart device to the Bookstore cashier.
  • Log into MyECC and print or take a screenshot of your class schedule that shows you are enrolled in six or more units (waitlisted classes not included).
  • Print or show your class schedule on your smart device to the Bookstore cashier.
  • Purchase the Metro U-Pass from the Bookstore. (Cash, check, credit cards accepted.)
  • Place the Metro U-Pass sticker on your ECC or Compton College Student ID card.

How much does the Metro U-Pass cost?

Metro U-Pass pricing varies depending on date of purchase. See chart below for the prorated price sheet. If purchased on August 28, 2017, the Metro U-Pass is valid for 6.5 months and costs $232.35. For the same amount of time, a Metro 30-Day Pass with Zones would cost approximately $854 and does not include GTrans or Torrance Transit.

Metro U-Pass Prices

May I use my financial aid to purchase a Metro U-Pass?

Yes! Once students receive their financial aid disbursement, they may use their funding to purchase education-related expenses, including transportation costs.

What happens if my Metro U-Pass is lost or stolen?

  • Go the El Camino College Photo ID Office to get a free replacement Student ID card
  • Go to the Bookstore to get a replacement U-Pass sticker for $2
  • The Bookstore will deactivate the lost U-Pass sticker

Additional Information

For more information about the Metro U-Pass at El Camino College, contact the Student Development Office at 310-660-3593, ext. 3500.

For information about how to use the Metro U-Pass to register for the Metro’s Bike Program, visit


TAP Card imageTAP Cards:

The ECC Bookstore sells and reloads TAP Cards for public transportation travel throughout Los Angeles County. Students, employees and the public are invited to use this service to purchase or reload TAP cards for public transportation travel throughout Los Angeles County. 

ECC Bookstore:  310-660-3380