You may be experiencing issues with your OCTA mobile bus pass. OCTA is currently working through the issue and is expecting to have it resolved by Friday, January 14. The issue is associated with the gap of days between the end of Fall and the beginning of the Spring semester. OCTA is experiencing this as they have a new app vendor, and are working on getting all communications updated. IVC is closely monitoring the situation.

All bus operators have been notified of this issue and instructed to let college students ride the bus while they are solving the gap issue, which is expected to be done by January 14.

Get your FREE OC Bus Pass: IVC Students Ride Free. Provided by ASIVC and OCTA

OC Bus Pass

Ride the OC Bus to IVC, work, shopping, and the beach for FREE!

In order to address the lack of transportation as a barrier to student success, the Associated Students of Irvine Valley College (ASIVC) is supporting a free bus pass program for IVC students. This partnership with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) will allow current full-time and part-time credit IVC students unlimited rides on all OCTA fixed-route buses for transportation to school, work, or other destinations.*

* Additional fare applies for OC Express & Express Routes

To Get Started...

  1. Sample of OC Bus mobile app.Download the OC Bus app on your mobile device. For students who do not have access to a mobile smartphone, please contact the Office of Student Life at (949) 451-5278 or email
  2. Create your account using your registered IVC email address. Your pass will appear in the “My Ticket” section.
  3. When you board the OC Bus, scan the pass on your mobile device.

Routes Directly to IVC...

For routes directly to IVC, a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and to plan your trip and more, visit

Tips for Riding OC Bus During COVID-19

Illustration of student wearing a mask.Face masks are required.
Face masks are still required when waiting for and riding OC Bus, according to the Federal TSA guidelines.

Illustration of student waiting for a bus.Check availability with the Transit App.
See if your bus has seats available by using the Transit App. This free digital mobile app will let you view the seating capacity of the buses on your route.

Illustration of student waiting at a bustop.Please plan ahead before you ride.
All adjusted OC bus routes and schedules can be found in the OCTA eBusBook.