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UC San Diego Student Summer Pass

The Triton U-Pass program, funded by quarterly fees, offers students unlimited transit access during fall, winter and spring quarters. U-Pass does not provide transit access during the summer. The current Triton U-Pass ID card sticker and Cloud App are valid through June 30, 2018.

Transportation Services and student and campus leaders worked with MTS to offer students a discounted transit pass again this summer. Summer Pass:

  • Allows unlimited access to regional MTS and NCTD bus and rail routes, including the Trolley, Sprinter and Rapid routes
  • Can be purchased online only and costs $36 — not transferable or refundable
  • Is available as Compass Card or Compass Cloud App for smartphone — but not both
  • Is valid through Sept. 30, 2018


All UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students continuing from Spring Quarter 2018 to Fall Quarter 2018 and students who are enrolled in Summer Session classes are eligible to purchase a Summer Pass.

Purchase a Summer Pass

Purchase Summer Pass online with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or student account.

  • Select "Buy Permit" when you login to purchase Summer Pass.
  • Choose Compass Card or Cloud  App option.
    • Compass Card: Up to 7 days for delivery
    • Compass Cloud App: Available within the next business day with app installed on your smartphone and account using your email address.

Note: Purchasing a second Summer Pass of either type automatically cancels the first pass. No refunds issued.

Using Your Summer Pass

Compass Card

  • Use the Compass Card with your UC San Diego photo ID. Bus operators or fare inspectors may ask for proof that you are a UC San Diego student.
  • To ride, tap your card on the Compass Card target located on or near the bus fare box, or on validator pedestals at trolley stations.
  • Report problems with Compass Card immediately to MTS. 
    • Call (619) 557-4555, weekdays 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. During non-business hours, leave a recorded message.
    • You can also complete the MTS Contact Form.

Compass Cloud App

Watch the How to Use Compass Cloud video.

Rider Information

Route maps, schedules, trip planning tools and service notices

Replacing Summer Pass

Transportation Services provides one free replacement card with the cancellation of a lost or stolen card. Additional replacement cards cost $15 each.

It takes seven days from initial purchase date to get a replacement Compass Card or switch from Cloud App to Compass Card.

Need to replace a lost Compass Card or want to switch from Compass Card to Cloud App?

Visit Commute Solutions in the campus parking office. Bring your current student photo ID.


Contact Commute Solutions.