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Transportation at SMC

SMC students & staff are encouraged to use
to find the best way to get to campus.
  • It's a free personalized trip planner that provides all options in one screen including costs, time, route maps, calories burned and CO2 emitted.
  • SMC Employees and Students 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.
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Ride Free. Any Line, Any Time, thanks to SMC and the Associated Students. Simply pay your fees, swipe your card, ride the bus and save money, time and the air!  Visit the BBB website for more info.
è New students & staff cards are ready to use!
è Returning students & staff must re-activate cards at the Bursar’s office.
*Remember, you will need your student/staff ID number!

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Carpool - Sign up at www.corsaircommute.comenter your commute and ride preferences to be matched with other people with the same commute.

​​​​uberPOOL - Free 1st ride for uberPOOL users up to $20. Use Code: uberpoolSMC2016  (more info about uberPOOL​)

Pickup/ Drop-off zones​ on main campus at 18th & Pico ONLY

                                    Vanpool - information can be found here​

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SMC Shuttles
SMC provides a shuttle service that runs from the Bundy campus and the Performing Arts Center. This shuttle is free and runs frequently. See schedule. To avoid traffic congestion around the main campus, park at one of SMC’s many satellite or shuttle lots and hope on board.


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Make the most of Santa Monica's climate; save time, money, and stay healthy by riding to SMC. 

SMC has state of the art bike parking, with over 400 bike and skateboard racks. It’s important to properly lock your bike. Bikes that are locked to hand rails and other structures outside of designated bike racks will be impounded.
Biking maps, routes, Bike Club info, safety tips, and resources available here.

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Breeze Bike Share
Rental bikes 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 rates available. 

Metro - Santa Monica College

Expo Train
There will be an SMC stop at 17th and Colorado later this year. You can walk, bike or take the bus to main campus. Main campus is  10 minutes away by foot or 4 minutes by bike. The student Metro pass is $43 a month. Be alert and look both ways when crossing. 
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Bike Repair
SMC Bike Club fixes minor problems (flats & squeaks) for FREE Tue & Thu during club hours at the Pearl Bike Lot.

Members of the Associated Students, are eligible to receive free “stand time” and bike maintenance support at Bikerowave, a bike shop on Venice @ Centinela. DIY fix it stands, pumps and tolls are availabl 24/7 at the Pearl Street Bike Lot. 

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Rent a Zipcar by the hour for short trips. 
2 cars located on Pearl Street at main campus.
Other Zipcars around LA and in other cities can be used by members. 
Special SMC rates offered to new users. 

If you plan to drive to campus, you should allow extra time for traffic and parking, which are particularly difficult during the first two weeks of school.  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. Parking decals  may be requested through Corsair Connect or picked up in person at the Bursar's office. More details about parking lots, decals, and other related info can be found at the parking website.

Printable Maps

If the maps on our Transportation web pages are not accessible to you, please contact Manuel Islas by telephone at 310-434-3554 or email at

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Transportation Task Force
at Santa Monica College

Interested in being a part of the solution? Attend the Transportation Task Force meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 1:00 – 2:30pm. Meetings are located in HSS 261.

A draft of the new sustainable transportation plan can be found here: 
Sustainable Transportation Planning Matrix