Now that you’ve settled into your residence halls and apartments, it’s time to explore the fun places in Westwood and beyond!

Want to go to the shopping malls or the beach, but don’t have a car on campus?  No worries! We’ve got you covered. It only takes as little as $0.50 to get you to places like Westside Pavillion, the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica or Venice Beach.

The BruinGO! Program is the most popular, convenient and economical travel option to get around West LA among UCLA students. Eligible students get to travel on buses operated by Santa Monica Big Blue Bus (BBB) or Culver CityBus (CCB) for 50% off regular rates. By swiping your BruinCard (on BBB) or showing your card to the driver (on CCB), you only have to pay 50 cents per trip. Remember to keep exact change on hand. You pay half the fare, and UCLA Transportation takes care of the rest!

If you have an internship, live off campus, or simply need to ride the BBB or CCB frequently, we recommend you purchase a BruinGO! Transit Flash Pass. The flash pass allows you to enjoy unlimited rides on buses by both transit providers for just $33 each quarter. Just swipe or show your BruinCard, show your Flash Pass to the driver and board. You can purchase the BruinGO! Transit Flash Pass online here.

If you’re new to riding the bus, check out our route planning and riding tips on our website. Most buses run 7 days a week, but be sure to check the bus routes and schedule before you head out!