Buses and Trains


Big Blue Bus

​​​​Big Blue Bus (BBB) 

SMC students and employees who pay the AS fees can ride all BBB lines for free, any line, any time. 

Main Campus is served by BBB lines: 7, 7R, 8, 16, 41, 42, 43, 44 and Metro's Expo train at 17th Street Station and Colorado. NoteBBB #7 line has extended to Wilshire and Western. It used to stop at Rimpau. R10 midday service has been discontinued.

Bundy/Airport Campuses are served by BBB lines: 14, 44 and Metros Expo train at Bundy Station.

PAC is served by BBB lines: 1, 2, 10R, 41, 42, and 44 and Metro's Expo train at 17th Street Station.

Center for Media and Design is served by BBB lines: 5, 16, and 43 and Metro's Expo train at Bergamot Station.

Emeritus is served by BBB lines: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 7R 8, 9,10R, 18 & Metro's Expo train at 4th Street Station as well as Metro buses: 4,33, 534, 704, 733

50​​​​¢ Transfers to Metro or other transit agency:

  1. Pick up a special TAP card (only available at the main campus bookstore for $1).
  2. Load value then use it to board a BBB for free. 
  3. Transfer for 50¢ onto a Metro train/bus (or other transit agency that accepts TAP)


Students can purchase a discounted Metro pass online

* See above to receive a 50¢ transfer to Metro or another transit agency from BBB. 

Routes and Schedules of Buses and Trains

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How to Activate Your ID Card to Ride the Bus for Free

Big Blue Bus requires that you swipe your ID card to board a bus. You are responsible for activating your card each semester which means you must visit one of the following stations to to make it active.

*New ID cards have already been swiped and are ready to use. 

*Returning students and employees must re-activate cards each semester at one of these locations:

  • Main Campus

    • Cashier’s office during normal hours

    • Financial Aid office during normal hours

    • Auxiliary Services (staff only)

    • Pico Bus Stop: During the first week of school, returning students can get IDs activated for the semester at the bus stop located at Pico and 18th street

  • Center for Media & Design: Bookstore, first week of semester, Mon-Thur 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fri 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Bundy Campus: Staff Office in the lobby

  • Performing Arts Center: Bookstore, first week of semester, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 - 7 p.m.

Swipe & Ride Any Line/Any time