Getting Around Long Beach

Getting Around Long Beach




Getting around Long Beach got easier and a bit more fun when the city approved electric scooters as a viable means of transportation through a pilot program started last summer. Several companies have set up in Long Beach, giving riders more opportunities to navigate the city.

Riders need to be 18 years of age and in possession of driver’s license per the California Vehicle Code. They must wear a helmet, and if they don’t have one, they can request one for free from an operator. They cannot ride on the sidewalk, must use a bike lane whenever possible and need to park their scooters out of the street and out of the public right of way. If riders have any questions or issues, they should call 562.908.3516.


Several Long Beach Transit stops located on and around campus make it easy to get around Long Beach, Signal Hill and parts of Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Hawaiian Garden, Norwalk, Paramount and Seal Beach.

Regular fare is $1.25 for a single ride. Bus fareboxes accept coins and dollar bills, but do not make change.

For visitors, the LBT Passport line is a free bus that connects passengers to downtown Long Beach’s finest attractions and destinations, including the iconic Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, Convention Center and Long Beach Transit’s water taxis.

The university has partnered with LBT to offer the U-PASS TAP Card Program, which provides free transit to eligible students, faculty and staff.

Plan your trip online at or call LBT Customer Information line at 562.591.2301.


The City of Long Beach and Long Beach State campus are recognized as one of the best bike cities and bike-friendly campuses in the U.S.

Protected bike lanes run the length of the city’s downtown, and Long Beach State campus has dedicated bike lanes, sharrow lanes, campus routes and racks available for riders.

Don’t have a bike? No problem. The city recently launched Long Beach Bike Share which, when fully implemented, will include 50 stations and 500 bikes covering an area south of the PCH and stretching from the L.A. River to the San Gabriel River. Get info on how to reserve a bike and rates at


For students living off-campus, the university offers three shuttle lines that travel to areas west of campus.

The Anaheim Street Shuttle picks up at upper campus in front of the McIntosh Humanities Building and makes stops on Anaheim St./Termino Ave. and 10th St./Grand Ave.

The Los Coyotes Shuttle travels to a high-density student area located near Los Coyotes Diagonal and Stearns Street, picking up at Brotman Hall and dropping off at Garford St./Park Ave.

The Beachside Shuttle takes students to Beachside College off-site housing located on PCH near Clark Ave. Priority seating is offered to Beachside residents with Beachside ID sticker.

Off-campus shuttles are free to all currently enrolled students, as well as faculty and staff members with valid university ID.