U-Pass CT

Riding buses and trains in Connecticut is free
for most students at participating schools.
All you need is your U-Pass CT card and student ID.

Explore Connecticut – for free!

Students can use U-Pass CT for unlimited rides within the state – even on weekends and holidays. Just show your U-Pass CT and valid student ID when you board any participating service and be sure you’re following all of the conditions of use.

Participating Schools

  • Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield
  • Capital Community College, Hartford
  • Gateway Community College, New Haven
  • Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport
  • Manchester Community College, Manchester
  • Middlesex Community College, Middletown
  • Norwalk Community College, Norwalk
  • Three Rivers Community College, Norwich
  • Tunxis Community College, Farmington
  • Central CT State University, New Britain
  • Southern CT State University, New Haven
  • Western Connecticut State University, Danbury
  • University of Connecticut, Avery Point
  • University of Connecticut, Hartford
  • University of Connecticut, School of Law, Hartford
  • University of Connecticut, Stamford
  • University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • University of Connecticut, Waterbury

Participating Transit Systems

  • CTtransit statewide** (including CTtransit Express and CTfastrak)
  • CTrail Hartford Line trains between New Haven and Springfield, including Amtrak trains (except the Vermonter, trains 54, 55, 56 and 57)
  • CTrail Shore Line East trains. (Not valid for shoreline Amtrak trains)
  • New Haven Line (Metro-North) trains in Connecticut up to the state border. (Not valid for travel to NY or on shoreline Amtrak trains)
  • Greater Bridgeport Transit
  • Norwalk Transit
  • Housatonic Area Regional Transit
  • Milford Transit
  • South East Area Transit
  • Windham Region Transit District
  • Magic Carpet
  • Northwestern CT Transit District
  • 9 Town Transit
  • Middletown Area Transit

**U-Pass CT is NOT accepted on the I-Bus Express from Stamford to White Plains.

FAQ

  • Who is eligible?
    Many schools limit U-Pass CT usage to full-time undergrads, once you've confirmed your school participates in the program, contact your school for more eligibility information.
  • What are the conditions of use?

    • U-Pass CT valid for use by students enrolled at participating colleges & universities. Eligibility to obtain a U-Pass is determined by the college or university
    • U-Pass CT is valid for unlimited rides on local & express buses in Connecticut, CTfastrak, CTrail Shore Line East, CTrail Hartford Line, in-state New Haven Line services, and Amtrak trains operating between New Haven / Springfield (except Vermonter Trains 54, 55, 56 & 57). Not valid on private inter-city bus carriers or on other Amtrak routes
    • This pass is not refundable or transferable.
    • Valid student ID from participating college or university must be shown to bus operator, conductor, or fare inspector at time of use
    • Do not fold, bend, or place near magnet. Lost, stolen, or destroyed passes should be reported to issuing school
    • U-Pass CT valid for the period printed on the face of the pass

  • How long is the pass effective?
    The spring 2020 semester U-Pass CT covers Jan 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020.
    The fall 2019 semester U-Pass CT covers August 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020.
  • What is the cost?
    The cost of U-Pass CT is included as part of student fees at the participating schools.
  • How do students get the U-Pass CT?
    Students get their U-Pass CT directly from their college/university. UConn students should contact Transportation Services at upass.uconn.edu. Students at all other participating colleges and universities should contact their Bursar’s Office to obtain a pass.
  • What is required for students to use the U-Pass CT and on what types of transportation can it be used?
    Students must present a valid student ID from their college/university every time they use the U-Pass CT for travel.
  • What happens if student attends multiple Connecticut State Colleges and University schools?
    A student will only be charged once for the pass. Students will need to request a waiver from their second school after the payment of the first fee. Proof of the first payment will be required.
  • Does U-Pass CT work on Amtrak?
    U-Pass CT is not valid on any shoreline Amtrak trains. It is valid on Amtrak trains on CTrail Hartford Line between New Haven and Springfield, MA except the Vermonter (trains 54, 55, 56 and 57).

U-Pass CT valid for use by students enrolled at participating colleges & universities. Eligibility to obtain a U-Pass is determined by the college or university

 

U-Pass CT is valid for unlimited rides on local & express buses in Connecticut, CTfastrak, CTrail Shore Line East, CTrail Hartford Line, in-state New Haven Line services, and Amtrak trains operating between New Haven / Springfield (except Vermonter Trains 54, 55, 56 & 57). Not valid on private inter-city bus carriers or on other Amtrak routes

 

This pass is not refundable or transferable.

 

Valid student ID from participating college or university must be shown to bus operator, conductor, or fare inspector at time of use

 

Do not fold, bend, or place near magnet. Lost, stolen, or destroyed passes should be reported to issuing school

 

U-Pass CT valid for the period printed on the face of the pass

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