On this page (in order):

  • Convenience, savings with FREE unlimited bus rides
  • New line 17 (CSUMB-Marina) for Fall 2013
  • Line 25 information
  • Line 16 information
  • MST on-call (1-888-663-3278)
  • MST RIDES for persons with disabilities
  • Bikes on bus'
  • MST general contact information
  • MST Lost and Found (1-888-MST-BUS1 or 1-888-678-2871)

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.

New Line 17 (CSUMB-Marina) in Fall 2013

A new line running between CSUMB and Marina, stopping at The Dunes on Monterey Bay Shopping center will kick off in Fall 2013.  This line will give CSUMB students, faculty and staff free access to the food and conveniences of Marina and The Dunes Shopping center.  The route will run from 8am to 10pm on weekdays.

Line 17 route map and schedule


Monday through Friday Otters can traverse between East Campus and Main Campus on the East Campus Express.  This service is dedicated to East Campus residents, but all students and employees can ride as long as they have their current Otter ID Card, or bus fare.

Line 25 Direct route CSUMB-Salinas

MST Line 25 operates between Salinas and CSUMB.  This route is new and improved as of Fall 2012, with extended hours and days of service.  Line 25 does not provide service during Summer.  

Salinas Californian article: Line 25

Metro Magazine on Line 25

CSUMB news and media: line 25


Line 16 Monterey-CSUMB-Marina

Monterey-Salinas Transit Line 16 is your primary service to get from CSUMB to the other major transit centers where you can transfer to other buses, including Monterey Transit Plaza in downtown Monterey, and the Marina Transit Plaza near the post office.  Line 16 also provides service to the Sand City Edgewater Shopping Center. 

Line 16 map and schedule.

MST bus lines 74 and 12 also run through campus.  
Information on additional MST public transit routes and service.

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MST ON-CALL 1-888-663-3278

MST On-Call services Marina and beyond and is free to ride by swiping your current Otter ID card.  How it works... call to schedule a pickup at least one hour before you want to be picked up, agree on a pickup location, and then be at the pickup location on time.  For detailed information on the program including routes, please see the downloadable brochure.


Persons with Disabilities Public Transit Services

For MST services for disabled persons, click here, or go to www.mst.org/rides/index.html


Online Trip Planner for Public Transit

Making it easier for you, MST offers an online trip planner to help you determine which bus lines to take to get 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.

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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.