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 (888, 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. The 2016-17 U-Pass stickers will be available at the:

  • Transportation Services tent on Library Walk near the Bookstore from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays. (If it's raining, distribution may be temporarily relocated to the Commuter Lounge inside the Price Center.)
  • Gilman Parking Office:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7–9 a.m.
    • Weekdays, 4–5 p.m.

Transit Rider Survey

Tell the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System what you want from transit — fewer transfers, shorter commute times, increased service. Take the Transit Optimization Plan Survey before Sept. 23.

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

Public Transit

Background

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