BruinGO! Transit Program

BruinTAP for Transit

Our new BruinTAP for Transit program makes it even easier for you to ride transit! You can now purchase or renew BruinGO! Flash Passes and/or Go Metro passes online and load both onto one TAP card!

Go Metro transit passes give UCLA riders the convenience of an unlimited quarterly pass at a significantly reduced fare. Metro bus and rail lines are always around the corner at UCLA, making it easy to get from campus to museums, nightlife, restaurants and more.

Now when you buy a Go Metro pass, you get a free BruinGO! Flash Pass automatically loaded onto your TAP card!


BruinGO! Flash Pass

The BruinGO! transit program allows UCLA students and employees to travel on any bus operated by Santa Monica Big Blue Bus (BBB) or Culver CityBus (CCB) at a subsidized rate.

If you are (or would like to become) a regular rider on BBB and/or CCB, here's a tip: Purchase a Flash Pass, which allows you to ride any bus on either of these networks for an entire academic quarter for the low cost of $45 for students and $55 for employees.

Flash Pass Details

  • Eligible UCLA students must be enrolled for the current quarter 
  • UCLA employees must be employed at 43.75% time or more
  • Flash passes are sold online or in person at the Central Ticket Office
  • Senior citizens (62+) are eligible for a free Flash Pass subsidized by UCLA Transportation
  • Students with disabilities are eligible for a free Flash Pass and must present a valid BruinCard, Disabled Placard Identification Card and either a California ID, driver license or passport to customer service in the Transportation lobby (555 Westwood Plaza) 
  • Students and employees who are members of a valid carpool permit are not eligible to purchase a Flash Pass
  • If your TAP card is lost or stolen, please visit the Central Ticket Office for a replacement
  • Riders are required to use their new TAP card on both BBB and CCB in order to board 
  • Visiting/graduate scholars and researchers will need to contact customer service at (310) 794-7433 to verify eligibility. 

Co-Pay Option

If you are not a regular public transit rider, you can still ride Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and Culver CityBus at a discounted rate. Either swipe your BruinCard (on BBB) or show your card to the driver (on CCB), and you’ll be able to ride for $0.50*, half the regular fare.


UCLA Pass Cost


Sales Begin   

Sales End   

Dates Begin   

Dates End   

Fall 2018


50 Cents





Winter 2019


50 Cents





Spring 2019


50 Cents





Summer 2019

Students $45, Employees $55

50 Cents*





*Effective July 1, 2019, the co-pay will be $0.80 paid with cash and $0.70 paid with a TAP card puchased through UCLA Transportation.

Direct Lines to UCLA

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus:

Culver CityBus:

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


555 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA CA 90095-1360

Lobby Hours

Monday – Friday 7:45 a. m. to 5 p. m.