Antelope Valley Transit Authority

Ride the wind! BusTake advantage of convenient routes and schedules on Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) commuter buses, offering direct service between Lancaster/Palmdale and UCLA/Westwood. UCLA Transportation offers a subsidy on an AVTA monthly pass. AVTA's deluxe motor coaches for this service feature:

  • Comfortable, reclining seats with footrests
  • Overhead storage for briefcases/lunch bags
  • Storage underneath for larger items, including bicycles
  • Overhead reading lights
  • Restroom on bus
  • Route 786 schedule

EligibilitySeats inside bus

Students are eligible if they are currently enrolled for the academic quarter, as verified by the UCLA Registrar's Office. Faculty and Staff are eligible if they work on the UCLA campus and are employed 43.75% or more time. You must have a valid UCLA BruinCard before you can apply. You can purchase an AVTA pass even if you already have an individual UCLA parking permit (UCLA Carpool Permit members are not eligible) or BruinGO! pass. You are not eligible for a subsidized AVTA pass if you are a member of a UCLA Vanpool.

Buy or Renew Pass

Pass Price/Fares* 

Monthly*                                                                                                                     10-Trip Pass                                                                                                   One-way (Cash)                                                                                             
Students $230, Employees $271                                        $99                                                                                    $10.75                                                                              

*This represents a subsidy.


Pass Protection

If you are already an AVTA pass holder, it is recommended that you register your TAP card as soon as possible by calling 1 (866) TAP-TOGO or by visiting Registration is free and the process only takes a few minutes. Having your card registered will allow you to receive a replacement pass if your TAP card is lost or stolen. If you lose an unregistered TAP card, you will not be able to receive a replacement pass, nor will you be eligible for a second subsidized pass for that month.

For more information on AVTA service, or to find out the hours and location for the CTO, click on the related links.

Rider Notes 

  • Monthly passes for each month go on sale at the UCLA Central Ticket Office (CTO) beginning the 25th of the preceding month, unless that day falls on a weekend or holiday, in which case passes would go on sale the next business day.
  • Faculty & staff save even more when they sign-up for the AVTA pass via payroll deduction. Inquire at CTO for details.
  • CTO only accepts cash, debit or payroll deduction and you must have your BruinID ready to show. 
  • AVTA now offers 10-ride passes for passengers not needing to ride every day. Unlike the monthly pass, these trips do not expire at the end of each month.
Please note: Payroll deduction paperwork must be submitted 4 weeks prior to valid date.

Antelope Valley Transit Authority
Phone: (661) 945-9445


43011 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

UCLA Transportation
Email: [email protected] | Phone: (310) 794-7433


555 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA CA 90095-1360

UCLA Central Ticket Office
Phone: (310) 825-2101