Triton U-Pass for Students

Triton U-Pass

Triton U-Pass is a universal transit pass program at UC San Diego that provides students unlimited ridership on all regional mass transit bus and trolley/light rail routes provided by MTS and NCTD. This excludes:

  • NCTD: Coaster Train, FLEX and LIFT
  • MTS: Rural Routes (currently 891, 892 and 894), Rapid Express Routes (currently 270, 280 and 290) and Access

Availability

U-Pass stickers are valid during fall, winter and spring quarters only.

Buy $36 Summer Pass now!

  • Order online at least 7 days in advance to ensure mail delivery before June 30.
  • MTS extended 2015/16 U-Pass sticker expiration to give students time purchase Summer Pass.

Eligibility

All undergraduate and graduate students who have paid quarterly registration fees are eligible for a U-Pass. Eligibility verification and student ID are required.

UC San Diego Extension students and visiting scholars are not eligible for the program.

How to use U-Pass

  • Have Transportation Services validate your eligibility and affix your U-Pass sticker to your student ID.
  • Show your U-Pass to the MTS or NCTD bus driver as you board. When riding the MTS trolley or NCTD Sprinter, be prepared to present your U-Pass to officials upon request.
  • Students also need a U-Pass sticker to ride the CityShuttle.
  • U-Pass is non-transferable. Do not let anyone else use your U-Pass or MTS will revoke access to the U-Pass program for all involved parties. The university may also take additional disciplinary action.
  • If you lose your student ID, you must get a replacement ID card from Student Business Services and a replacement U-Pass sticker from the Campus Parking Office located in the Gilman Parking Structure.
  • Report problems with U-Pass immediately. For any issues or complaints related to services, bus drivers or problems using your U-Pass, contact the service provider.

Rider resources

Background

U-Pass resulted from the UC San Diego student fee referendum in spring 2014. Get details.