SMC students & staff can use www.CorsairCommute.com to find the best way to get to campus.
- 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.
- SMC employees can earn monthly incentives for participating
More reasons than ever to ditch the car!
64% of SMC students get to campus by alternative modes. They know that a bus, train, carpool, bike or walk saves money and reduces the stress of driving and parking. Be like them.
Big Blue Bus
Ride Free. Any Line, Any Time, thanks to SMC and the Associated Students. Simply pay your AS fees, swipe your card, ride the bus and save money, time and the air! Several BBB lines service various SMC campuses. Visit the BBB website for more info.
• New students & staff ID cards are ready to use!
• Returning students & staff must re-activate* cards at the Bursar’s office each semester. (*card re-activation requires student/staff ID number)
· Main campus- 17th Street (10 min walk or BBB #41 or 42 or SMC shuttle)
· PAC campus- 17th Street (10 min walk or BBB #41 or 42 or SMC shuttle)
· Emeritus - 4th Street Station (10 min walk)
· Center for Media and Design - Bergamont Station (4 min walk)
· Bundy / Airport campuses - (catch the BBB #14 from the Bundy Station)
Student monthly Metro pass is $43. Transferring from BBB to the Expo only costs 50 cents when using SMC ID with current AS sticker. More info on the Expo Train.
Carpool, Vanpool and Ride-Hailing
Carpool (Corsair Commute) - Find a carpool match and enter your address and ride preferences to see who lives along your route.
Ride Hailing - All pick-up and drop-offs are designated at Pico and 19th Street on main campus. Do not use Pearl Street. Use promo code uberpoolsmc2016 for $20 off first time use of uberPOOL
Vanpool - Join the vanpool program.
SMC provides a shuttle service that runs from the Bundy campus and the Performing Arts Center. This shuttle is free and runs frequently.
View the SMC shuttle schedule.
To avoid traffic congestion around the main campus, park at one of SMC’s many satellite or shuttle lots and hop on board.
SMC has many safe bike lanes surrounding campus and state-of-the-art bike parking and skateboard racks. A local Bike Loaner Program allows you to test bike commuting.
It’s important to properly lock your bike. Bikes locked to hand rails and other structures outside of designated bike racks will be impounded. Bike maps, routes, Bike Club info, safety tips, and resources available here.
Breeze Bike Share
Over 500 bikes to choose from around Santa Monica with many located at every campus for those short trips to campus from the bus or Expo line, off campus to get lunch or run errands, or to another campus for class.
Become a member or rent by the hour. Special SMC student rate is $7 per month for 90 minutes of ride time per day.
SMC Bike Club fixes minor problems (flats & squeaks) for FREE Tue & Thu during club hours at the Pearl Bike Lot.
Anyone with a current AS sticker on their SMC ID are eligible to receive free bike maintenance support at Bikerowave, a bike shop on Venice @ Centinela.
DIY fix it stands with pumps and tools are available 24/7 at the Pearl Street Bike Lot.
Rent a Zipcar by the hour for short trips.
Students 18 or older can rent any one of over 100 Zipcars around LA. 2 cars located on Pearl Street at 17th with dedicated parking spots. Special SMC $15 annual membership rate +pay by the hour but gas and insurance are included. Apply now to get approved.
Electric Waive Car Rental
Free electric car rental for first 2 hours. $5.99/ hr after. No cost to join.
Must be 21+ to rent and there is a 20 mile driving radius limit from Santa Monica.
International and out-of-state licenses okay.
Cars must be returned to Santa Monica and parked legally. Visit Waivecar to join.
These new apps take the guesswork out of planning your trip by aggregating real-time data from nearby bus, train, bike share and car share services. Check arrival times, find closest stops, plan your route, way your options. Never waste time at a bus stop again.
If you absolutely must drive to campus, plan extra time for traffic and parking which are particularly difficult during the first three weeks of classes. To park on any of the SMC campuses you must have a current parking decal. Parking decals for SMC's Bundy, Airport and Performing Arts Campuses are FREE and shuttles are available to each campus. Get a parking decal on Corsair Connect or in person at the Bursar's Office.
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 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 1 – 2:30 pm. Meetings located in HSS 261.
A draft of the new sustainable transportation plan can be found here: Sustainable Transportation Planning Matrix