SMC Parking & Transit Guide

On-Campus Parking

Students who drive to SMC may park on the main campus, one of the satellite campuses, or the Olympic Shuttle Lot. Visitors who have not made prior arrangements with Campus Police may park in Lot 6—located at 14th and Pico—for $10 a day, with no in-and-out privileges.

Planning where you park to come to SMC is important, because street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods is restricted on most days and evenings. Campus parking decals are NOT VALID AT ANY TIME on neighborhood streets.

Student decals for parking on the main campus cost $85 for the Fall or Spring semester, and $45 for the Summer or Winter session. Main campus parking decals may be purchased online through Corsair Connect, or in person at the Bursar’s Office.

Student decals for parking at satellite campuses and the Olympic Shuttle Lot are free. Decals may be requested online through Corsair Connect, or in person at the AET campus during the first two weeks of the academic term.

Visitor Parking: Visitors who have not made prior arrangements with Campus Police may park—for $10 per day, with no in-and-out privileges—in the Visitor Parking area at Lot 6, located at 14th and Pico.

Handicap Parking: The display of a DMV handicap placard (or plate) AND an SMC parking decal entitles you to park in any handicap, student, or staff parking space.

An important caution: Because car alarms are disruptive to other students and our neighbors, cars with activated alarms in the SMC parking areas will be TOWED IMMEDIATELY at YOUR expense.

Relevant Telephone Numbers

Parking Information

(310) 434-4608

Center for Students With Disabilities

(310) 434-4265

Bursar’s Office

(310) 434-4664

College Police

(310) 434-4608 or (310) 434-4300

Shuttle & Satellite Campus Parking

Santa Monica College provides additional free parking and shuttle service from the off-campus Olympic Shuttle Lot. Students may also park for free at any of SMC’s four satellite campuses (Bundy, Airport Arts, AET, and the Performing Arts Center). You will need a satellite campus parking decal, available online through Corsair Connect.

The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus operates the Mini-Blue Sunset Ride during the day on Monday through Friday, connecting the main campus, AET campus, Olympic Shuttle Lot, and Bundy campus. A separate shuttle connects the main campus with the SMC Performing Arts Center. A minivan service connects the Airport Arts campus to the Bundy campus. For schedule times and hours of operation, visit and click on the “Shuttles” link.

Free Shuttle Route Map Summer 2011.

Please visit for details and links to bus schedules and route maps.

Relevant Telephone Numbers

College Police

(310) 434-4608 or (310) 434-4300

Airport Campus Information

(310) 434-4229

Motorcycles, Mopeds, & Bicycles

Motorcycle and moped parking is free, within specially designated areas of Lot 1 and 2.

Bicycle racks are conveniently located at several points on campus: by the ESL building at the southwest corner of campus, at both ends of the Science Complex, and near the Business building, Parking Structure C, Art Complex, Counseling Complex, Library, Math Complex, and the Pavilion (Gymnasium).

Rules for motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, skates and skateboards


All motorcycles or mopeds on the College campus must be licensed and registered with the State of California.


Motorcycles and mopeds may be parked only in designated motorcycle and moped areas. Illegally parked motorcycles, mopeds, and bicycles will be cited, and/or towed and impounded.


Bicycles may be parked only in designated bicycle racks. Bicycles parked outside the designated areas must not interfere with pedestrian safety, handicap access, or the performance of duties by gardeners or custodians.


Motorcycles, mopeds, and bicycles may NOT be taken inside buildings or be ridden indoors.


The use of skateboards, roller skates, or roller blades is prohibited on campus.


Impounded vehicles will not be released until licensed in accordance with stated Santa Monica College Codes, and only after proof of ownership is shown and all appropriate fees are paid.

Escort Service

Your safety is a key element to quality education. To protect members of the SMC community, the College provides students, staff, and faculty attending evening sessions with walking escorts within the area bounded by Delaware Street, 21st Street, Ocean Park Boulevard, and 14th Street.

The FREE Escort Service is provided Monday through Thursday, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm.

To reach the Escort Service, simply dial 4300 from any telephone on campus. An Escort will meet you anywhere within the service area and walk you to your destination.

Relevant Telephone Numbers

Escort Service (from campus phone)


College Police - General Information

(310) 434-4608

Public Transit

Santa Monica College has always enjoyed a unique geographical advantage. We’re easy to get to by bus. The Santa Monica Big Blue Bus offers several direct lines to SMC’s main campus, as well as intercampus shuttle service at various times of day.

Route maps and schedules are available at the College Bookstore or through the bus lines themselves.

“Any Line, Any Time” At No Cost: All SMC students with a current student I.D. can ride ANY Big Blue Bus ANY time for FREE! Negotiations are currently in progress to continue. “Any Line, Any Time” for the coming year. Special thanks go to the SMC Associated Students for funding this major expansion of SMC’s transportation initiative improving access to SMC and reducing traffic and air pollution.

Pico Corridor Line: A Rapid 7 Big Blue Bus service operates along the Pico Boulevard corridor, connecting SMC’s main campus to the Rimpau Transit Center in mid-city Los Angeles.

SMC Commuter Lines: A special commuter line (Line 6) to SMC from Mar Vista, Palms, and Culver City runs four times in the morning and three times in the afternoon. Also, the Crosstown Ride runs every 15 minutes, connecting the main campus to West Hollywood and Beverly Hills by means of a transfer on Metro Rapid on Wilshire Boulevard or Metro 304 on Santa Monica Boulevard.


Please Note: Fares are subject to change. For the most up-to-date details, please visit your transportation system’s website.

Big Blue —

Regular Fare

No cost to students with current SMC ID

Transfers to Metro or Culver City


Los Angeles Metro —

Regular Fare (Exact change required)




Student (12 units or more) - Monthly Pass


Applications available at Bursar’s Office (1738 Pearl Street)

Culver City —

Regular Fare (Exact change required)

$ 1.00

Local Transfers


Transfers to Metro or Big Blue


Relevant Telephone Numbers

Big Blue Information

(310) 451-5444

Metro Information

(323) 466-3876

Culver City Bus Information

(310) 253-6500

Bursar’s Office

(310) 434-4664