College Pass

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Spend your money on books, not transportation.
We can’t do much about tuition and books, but we can give you a discounted OCTA bus pass. The OCTA College Pass (C-Pass) was created for students enrolled in Orange County community colleges, as well as trade and technical colleges, to help reduce the cost of going to school. The C-Pass is a reduced fare bus pass, offering students unlimited rides to campus, work, shopping, the beach, or anywhere they choose on any of OCTA's local routes.

75 day pass Introducing the new 30-Day College Pass from OCTA!
 OCTA is happy to introduce the new 30-Day College Pass! Instead of paying a large amount upfront for the 75-Day or 120-Day College Pass, you now have the convenient option of paying just $46 per month! That’s only $1.50 per day! Purchase it at your school’s bookstore or bursar’s office.

Quarter and Semester College Passes.
OCTA Quarter and Semester bus passes are also available. You can only purchase a C-Pass from participating schools during registration week, but the pass is good all quarter or term. Your school will have the right 75-Day or 120-Day C-Pass waiting for you.

75 day pass 75-Day Quarter C-Pass
 The price for the 75-Day Quarter Pass is only $115 and is valid for 75 consecutive days. The first day the pass is used begins the 75-day period.


120 day pass120-Day Semester C-Pass
 The price for the 120-day Semester Pass is only $185 and is valid for 120 consecutive days. The first day the pass is used begins the 120-day period.

So easy a T.A. can do it.
When you get on the bus, simply swipe your C-Pass in the farebox. That’s it. You can ride anytime, any day, anywhere OCTA goes. No PhD required. To plan your next trip, visit Plan My Trip, our easy online trip planner that will tell you exactly what bus to take and where to catch it.

The sky’s the limit, well, almost. Even something as good as the C-Pass has restrictions. You cannot use the C-Pass on express routes, other transit agency buses or after your college days are over. You must be enrolled a minimum of 9 units a quarter or semester.

So why wait?
C-Pass is available to qualified students attending these participating colleges:

Cypress College
Fullerton College
Goldenwest College
Irvine Valley College
NOCCCD School of Continuation Education
Orange Coast College
Saddleback College
Santa Ana College
Santiago Canyon College
The Art Institute of California – OC