SamTrans is a safe, clean and convenient way to get to school. With buses traveling throughout San Mateo County, students and parents have come to rely on SamTrans for arriving at school on time.
SamTrans offers discounted fares for passengers 18 and younger. Find out more on our Fares page.
Youth can get Clipper cards free, please click here to get to the application. Directions are on the pdf form.
In partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education, SamTrans provides free bus fares for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged (SED) students, as defined by the California Department of Education by swiping their pass in the farebox. Click Youth Unlimited to learn more.
Find which routes serve your schools. The 2-digit routes are School Oriented Routes that may be tied to schools' bell schedules. The 3-digit routes are our Community, Local, and Frequent routes that cannot be tied to a school bell schedule.
|College of San Mateo||250|
|San Francisco State||122|
|Skyline College||121, 141|
|Carlmont||60, 61, 62||260, 295|
|El Camino||35||122, 130, ECR|
|Half Moon Bay||15, 18||117, 294|
|Hillsdale||51, 57||250, 294, 295, ECR|
|Jefferson||121, 130, ECR|
|Sequoia||296, 398, ECR|
|South San Francisco||28||ECR|
|Summit Shasta||24||112, 120, 121|
|Terra Nova||10, 14, 49|
|Abbott MS||250, 251, 294, 295, ECR|
|Alta Loma MS||35, 37||ECR|
|Bayside Stem Academy||50||260|
|Belle Air ES||41|
|Ben Franklin IS||25||122|
|Borel MS||53, 53P, 58||ECR|
|Charter Learning Center||61|
|Corte Madera School||85|
|Fernando Rivera IS||120|
|Hatch ES||15, 18||117, 294|
|Hillview MS||82, 83|
|Ingrid B. Lacy MS||12, 19, 40||112|
|John F. Kennedy ES||30|
|John F. Kennedy MS||79|
|Manuel Cunha IS||15, 18||117, 294|
|Mariposa Upper ES||61|
|Ormondale ES||85, 87|
|Parkside IS||41, 42|
|Ralston MS||60, 67, 68||260|
|Shelby Spanish Immersion ES||72|
|Thomas R. Pollicita MS||30|
|Tierra Linda MS||61||260, 295|
Face coverings are recommended when riding or waiting for the bus, in accordance with public health guidance.
As a reminder, please make sure that you are riding behind the limit line at the front of the bus.
Please visit the Safe Routes to School website for more information on how students can get to school safely by walking and/or biking.
Status of routes can be found on the Timetable Updates page.