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
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 Ventratransit value.
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?
to buy your pass!
Please see 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 use this form
to obtain the college entitlement.
College and university administrators who want to distribute Ventra Cards
to their students should see this
and this order
Campus Connection Cost:
|August or January
|| $ 175 ($125 discount compared to Pace 30-Day
|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