Convenience, savings with FREE unlimited bus rides

More convenient than ever before! No need for cash, no need for exact change. Your CSUMB Otter ID card gives you free unlimited access on all Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) regular bus routes anywhere they pick up and go. Whether you're a student or an employee, just swipe your ID card on the bus and take a seat. It’s that easy.

Map: Bus Routes Serving Campus

Line 16 The Dunes-CSUMB-East Campus-Marina

Year round 7 days per week, except holidays. This route also takes you to other major transit hubs to make bus connections. Line 16 trips continue to Monterey beyond The Dunes Shopping Center as “Line 18 Monterey”  Route & Schedule


Line 17 CSUMB-The Dunes-Marina (NEW! Marina Residential Service)

During Spring and Fall academic semesters only, 7 days per week. This line will give CSUMB students, faculty and staff free access to the food and conveniences of Marina and The Dunes Shopping center. Serves: Main Campus, Dunes Shopping Center (i.e., REI, Target, Best Buy), the major commercial areas of Marina and residences along Reindollar and California Avenues.  Route & Schedule


Line 18 The Dunes-CSUMB-Sand City-Seaside-Monterey (NEW! Fall 2014)

Year round 7 days per week, except holidays. Line 18 continues to Marina beyond The Dunes Shopping Center as “Line 16 Marina”  Route & Schedule

Line 19 Del Monte Center-Downtown Monterey-CSUMB-East Campus

Provides late-night weekend service to Downtown Monterey and the Del Monte Shopping Center. Special holiday service provided on Thanksgiving Day   Route & Schedule

Line 25 Salinas-CSUMB

During Spring and Fall academic semesters only, 7 days per week. This route services Hartnell College, Monterey County Civic Center, and Downtown Salinas. Provides access to AMTRAK station and Salinas Transit Center, and one stop in East Campus. Line 25 begins service Saturday, August 23rd, 2014   Route & Schedule
Salinas Californian article: Line 25 | Metro Magazine on Line 25 | CSUMB news and media: line 25



East Campus-CSUMB- Monterey College of Law (MCL)
During Spring and Fall academic semesters only, 7 days per week. This route services all East Campus stops, and arrives every 30 minutes or less. MCL service is provided Monday through Friday between 7am and 6pm.  Route & Schedule


MST On-Call Marina-CSUMB-Seaside

Year round service. Call a few hours in advance to schedule a pickup. 1-800-663-3278. MST On-Call services Marina and beyond and is free to ride by swiping your Otter ID card. Call to schedule a pickup at least one hour before you want to be picked up. Agree on a pickup location and then arrive at the pickup location on time. For detailed information please see this downloadable brochure. Service A

MST On-Call Brochure | Service Area


MST Rides - Paratransportation Services

Year round service to prequalified riders; schedule rides in advance. More Information


Line 74   Monterey-DOD-CSUMB

Provides one trip to CSUMB on weekday mornings to support your 8:00 am start time.  Route & Schedule


Persons with Disabilities Public Transit Services

For MST services for disabled persons, visit


Online Trip Planner for Public Transit

MST offers an online trip planner to help you determine which bus lines will take you where you want to go. Click here to link to MST's online trip planner.

Bikes On Buses

Bikes are allowed on buses in two places: a) the rack on the front, and b) the wheelchair space on board the bus. Click here for front rack bike loading instructions.
Electric bikes are also allowed, but gas power motorized bicycles are not.

MST General Contact Info

Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST)
from Monterey (831) 899-2555
from Salinas (831) 424-7695
1-888-MST-BUS1, or 1-888-678-2871
Car or Bus? Why Wiser Otters Travel on Transit
short slide show by MacGregor Eddy 

MST Lost and Found

If an item is left on a bus or a campus shuttle, the driver is responsible for taking it to the Monterey-Salinas Transit headquarters to ensure it does not get lost further, and to track the item through so it may be retrieved by its owner through a documented process.
MST is not responsible for lost or stolen items, including fare media. To report a lost item, call 1-888-MST-BUS1 and be prepared to state the line number, time you were riding, and the coach number. This will help us in attempting to locate your lost item.
MST lost-and-found is open Monday through Friday, 8 to 5.

All MST vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Bicycles should be placed on racks on front of vehicle or inside bus if rack is full and there are no wheelchairs on board.
Question, problem or compliment? Please report to MST customer service at 1-888-678-2871 and/or CSUMB TRIPwise at 831-582-4262.
MST Line 12 also serves campus.
For additional information, visit