Affordable transportation is a must for college students. Pace's comprehensive
system of bus routes, combined with unlimited rides using the Campus Connection
Pass, make travel to and from class, simple and affordable. With no day or time
restrictions, the Campus Connection Pass takes you where you need to go after
class, too! Use the
RTA trip planner to find out which bus routes operate to and from your school.
The Campus Connection Pass for college students is valid for an entire semester
(5 months) but can be purchased at any point during the semester at a pro-rated
price. This pass is valid for unlimited rides on Pace regular fixed route buses
and Call-n-Rides every day of the week at any time of the day. The pass is only
valid on Pace Premium routes if the rider pays a surcharge ($2.25 per trip) using
How to Buy
College students need to load the Campus Connection Pass to a Ventra Card with
a college entitlement applied to his/her transit account, and use the Ventra Card
to ride. Already have a college student entitlement? Visit
to buy your pass!
this explanation for how students can obtain that entitlement, depending on
whether the student already has a Ventra Card.
Students whose schools don't distribute Ventra Cards directly to students should
this form to obtain the college entitlement.
College and university administrators who want to distribute Ventra Cards to
their students should see this
explanation and this
Campus Connection Cost:
August or January
$ 175 ($125 discount compared to Pace 30-Day Pass)
September or February
$ 165 ($75 discount)
October or March
$ 140 ($40 discount)
November or April
$ 105 ($15 discount)
December or May
$ 60 (no discount)
The Summer Campus Connection pass is available during the summer. The Pace
Summer Campus Connection costs $140, regardless of when it is purchased. The Summer
Campus Connection is valid June 1 -August 31.
U-Pass information: The
is distributed to all students at certain colleges. It is valid for unlimited
rides on CTA. It is NOT valid for rides on Pace. However, a user of the U-Pass
Ventra Card can add transit value to his/her account and use that value to pay
for Pace rides. A U-Pass holder is automatically entitled to purchase the Pace
Campus Connection Pass and load it onto his/her U-Pass Ventra Card.