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University Pass

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UCI Transportation has partnered with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) so students, faculty, and staff can receive unlimited regular service on OC Bus shuttles by becoming a University Pass member.

Purchasing a University Pass
University Passes are only $169 and are valid from July 1 through June 30 of next year. Purchase your UPass membership card through your myCommute account.

Member Benefits

  • Save 80% on fares compared to OC bus monthly pass
  • Unlimited rides throughout Orange County
  • No black-out dates for year-round rides


  • All students currently enrolled in UCI classes with a current photo ID card
  • All faculty and staff currently employed by UCI (Main Campus) with a UCI Staff ID card
  • Medical Center employees with Medical Center ID do not qualify for this program (contact Medical Center Rideshare for information)


  • Invalid if member leaves UCI
  • Not available to UCI affiliates who currently hold a parking permit
  • Non-transferable: Use of University Pass card by non-members will result in termination of University Pass card privileges for the member
  • Not valid for Express Routes and ACCESS buses (for seniors and disabled only)
  • Full fare must be paid for non-OC Bus lines such as Long Beach Transit, MTA, and Irvine "I-Shuttle"
  • No refunds will be given after 2 months of use

For information on commuting incentives, visit the Sustainable Transportation Incentives page.

Commuting With OC Bus

OC Bus makes commuting to and from campus a breeze! The OC Bus allows students living in Park West, Villa Siena, Toscana, Newport North, Newport Bluffs, and neighboring communities to commute to campus stress-free and cost-effectively with direct lines to UCI.

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Popular Routes

Routes 57: Brea - Newport Beach Routes 178: Huntington Beach - Irvine
Routes 59: Anaheim - Irvine Routes 79: Tustin - Newport Beach
Routes 473: Tustin Metrolink Station - UCI Routes 167: Orange - Irvine

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