Some things have changed to help keep you safe. Visit foothilltransit.org/classpass for up-to-date information. The Claremont Colleges and Foothill Transit have teamed up to bring you a better way to get around town. The Class Pass gives students, faculty, and staff at The Claremont Colleges free rides on Foothill Transit local and Silver Streak buses. Bring your ID to The Connection to pick up your pass.
COVID Update: Students, faculty, and staff at The Claremont Colleges still ride free by showing a valid school ID to the bus operator through August 1st, 2021.
Foothill Transit is committed to keeping our communities safe. If you choose to ride, we ask that you please wash or sanitize your hands before and after each ride, wear a face covering, physical distance from others, follow safety messages posted on board, and be kind.
Note: Some things have changed to keep you safe. Click on the “Riding during COVID-19” to read important riding information.
Riding Foothill Transit is easier than you think! Here are some tips for your ride.
Use Google Transit or the Trip Planner at the top of our website to find out what bus line you need and where your nearest bus stop is located — then check NEXTRIP for real-time updates that show exactly when your bus will arrive.
Go to your bus stop — it’ll be marked with a large sign in Foothill Transit blue and green.
Make sure you board the right bus — when a bus pulls up to the stop, look at its line number and destination on the sign above the windshield.
Pay your fare — just hold your Class Pass close to the “TAP” symbol right on the farebox and listen for the beep.
Move as far to the back as you can, and find a seat or hold onto the handrail — please leave seats at the front open for elderly and disabled passengers.
Request a stop — when the bus approaches your stop, pull the cord or press the tape running along the windows, then exit through the doors in the back!
Still have questions? Check out our Bus Basics, call us at 800-RIDE-INFO (743-3463), or visit our full website at foothilltransit.org anytime!
The Class Pass is a pass that gives current students, faculty, and staff at The Claremont Colleges and The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) unlimited rides on Foothill Transit buses. It also helps the entire community by reducing traffic and parking congestion around campus. Not bad for a piece of plastic.
The Class Pass is accepted on all Foothill Transit Local and Silver Streak buses, which connect to 22 different cities throughout the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, plus downtown Los Angeles. Note: Commuter Express Lines 493, 495, 497, 498, 499 and 699 are not included in the pass.
Your class pass is loaded onto a TAP card that is accepted on 25 transit agencies across LA County. If you want to transfer to another agency, you can load cash value onto your card. Find out how on our TAP page.
Who can get a Class Pass?
If you’re a student, faculty, or staff at Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Keck Graduate Institute, or The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS), bring your current ID to the Connection to get your free Class Pass!
What if I lose my TAP Card with the Class Pass?
If you lose your Class Pass, visit the Connection, pay a $10 replacement fee, and you’ll get a new Class Pass on the spot!
What bus lines serve The Claremont Colleges?
Foothill Transit Lines 188, 197, 292, 480, 492, and 690 travel throughout campus, stopping along Indian Hill Blvd, 1st St, Claremont Blvd, and Foothill Blvd — check out the map for locations of stops. Lines 292 and 690 run Monday through Friday, while all other lines run seven days a week.
See below a map of the current Claremont Colleges lines and stops.
Anywhere Foothill Transit goes; you can go too! Buses travel throughout the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, and even go into downtown Los Angeles. Here are some popular destinations and how you can get there!
STAPLES Center/LA Live/Convention Center – Take the Line 480 (West Covina) along 1st St. to the Pomona Transit Center and transfer to the Silver Streak (westbound/Los Angeles). Get off at Pico Blvd. and Flower St.
The Broad/Walt Disney Concert Hall – Take the Line 480 (West Covina) along 1st St. to the Pomona Transit Center and transfer to the Silver Streak (westbound/Los Angeles). Get off at Grand Ave. and 2ndSt.
Old Town Pasadena – Take Line 188 (Azusa) along 1st St. or Indian Hill Blvd. to the Azusa Intermodal Transit Center and transfer to Line 187 (Pasadena). Get off at Colorado Blvd.. and Marengo Ave.
Montclair Place/Target/Best Buy – Take Line 480 or Line 492 along 1st St. to Moreno St. and Fremont Ave.
Need personalized directions? Give us a call at 1-800-RIDE-INFO (743-3463) or visit foothilltransit.org to plan your trip.