Metro U-Pass

Getting to El Camino just got easier – try the Metro U-Pass! Purchase yours at the Bookstore today and go anywhere Metro goes at any time – unlimited!   

El Camino College students who purchase a Metro U-Pass will be able to ride multiple public transit lines using the one U-Pass. Get to and from campus, work, shopping, or go on your next great adventure!

Metro U-Pass for Students

The Metro U-Pass is a discounted public transportation program available to El Camino College students in credit or non-credit classes. Students with a Metro U-Pass can access unlimited rides on:

  • Culver CityBus
  • GTrans (Gardena bus lines)
  • Foothill (Local Service)
  • Long Beach Transit
  • Metro Rail
  • Metro Rapid
  • Metro Express buses
  • Metro Silver Line
  • Montebello Bus
  • Norwalk Transit
  • Pasadena Transit
  • Santa Monica Big Blue Bus
  • Torrance Transit

Get a free college ID card and place your Metro U-Pass sticker on it to begin riding on these public transportation lines!

First Time to U-Pass?

Follow these steps to get a Metro U-Pass:

  1. Complete the Metro Survey (this is mandatory for first-time participation in the program)
  2. You will receive an email confirming that you completed the survey – save this email!
  3. Request an El Camino College ID by filling out this form
  4. After receiving your ID card, go to the Bookstore
  5. Show the Bookstore cashier (1) your ID card or class schedule, and (2) your confirmation email
  6. Pay the current Metro U-Pass fee
  7. Place the U-Pass sticker on your ID
  8. Show your Metro U-Pass on your ID card before boarding and when asked by public transit staff 

Remember that Metro requires all passengers to wear facial masks or coverings and maintain appropriate social distance from other passengers.

Metro U-Pass Available in the Bookstore

Students who need a Metro U-Pass can visit the Basic Needs Office and take an assessment with our staff to qualify for a free U-Pass now! Drop-in Assistance at the Basic Needs Office (Decathlon Room, Bookstore Bldg. 2nd Floor ) is currently available:

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The U-Pass is provided as a sticker that should be affixed to a photo ID. If you need an El Camino College photo ID, fill out this form.

The Metro U-Pass is prorated in an effort to lower the cost as the term progresses. See below for pricing.

Metro U-Pass Pricing - Summer 2024

All U-Passes have an initial $2.00 setup fee.
Date Purchased (Week of)
# of Weeks Pass is Active Cost
June 17, 2024 10 $30
July 1, 2024 8 $24
July 15, 2024 6 $18
July 29, 2024 4 $12


Lost Your Metro U-Pass? No Problem!

If you lose your Metro U-Pass, come to the El Camino College Bookstore for a replacement sticker! You will be charged the $2.00 initial setup fee again, but no other fees will be added.

Students who also lost their El Camino College ID card can get a free replacement ID card. Just fill out this form!

TAP Cards

The Metro U-Pass is only available to El Camino College students. However, if you are an El Camino College employee or a community member who uses public transportation, you may purchase a TAP card at the Bookstore. TAP cards cost $2.00 and then stored funds can be loaded. 

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