NJ Transit welcomes students back to campus with promotional discount

“Buy 3 Months, Get One 1 Month Free” Promotion Headlines Variety of Plans Offered with Participating New Jersey Colleges and Universities

In support of NJ TRANSIT’s “While You’ve Been Away” campaign to bring riders back to transit, students heading back to class this fall semester on

NJ TRANSIT’s bus, rail or light rail systems can enjoy as much as a 60-percent savings on fares.

The MyTix® Student Pass, in partnership with participating regional colleges and universities, offers full-time students a 25 percent discount off an already-discounted monthly rail, bus or light rail pass, when they buy it via the NJ TRANSIT mobile app for commuting to and from a qualifying school.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, our goal through this special promotion is to boost ridership by attracting college students back to our system by making their experience as easy and affordable as possible,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “NJ TRANSIT believes that investing in young riders today will yield significant long-term benefits for the agency by hopefully retaining them as regular riders as they enter the workforce after college.”

This year, NJ TRANSIT will also welcome back students with a unique promotion for the Fall 2021 semester: Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free. To qualify, a student at a partner college or university must buy a student monthly pass via the NJ TRANSIT mobile app for three consecutive months: September, October and November of 2021.

For a student to be eligible, a school must offer Student Pass registration via their website and verify a student’s eligibility each semester. Once verified, Student Pass will appear each month as a ticket option during NJ TRANSIT’s usual monthly pass purchase period, beginning at the 19th of the preceding month through the 10th of the travel month.

After the third qualifying purchase, a monthly pass good for the month of December 2021 will appear during the December monthly pass purchase window. The free month’s pass will be equal to the lowest-priced purchase made in the previous three months and is valid for December 2021 use only. The free December 2021 pass is non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Through this promotion, students can save more than 60 percent off transportation to campus during the Fall 2021 semester (September – December) when compared to purchasing one-way transportation.

NJ TRANSIT also offers other flexible options for college students traveling to campus:

  • FLEXPASS – College students needing more flexibility in their commute may choose FLEXPASS as their best option. FLEXPASS offers customers 20 one-way trips at a 20 percent discount off full-fare tickets. Learn more at njtransit.com/flexpass.
  • Student Tickets – College students attending NJ TRANSIT-accredited post-secondary schools, colleges and universities can complete an application to purchase a rail monthly pass at a 25-percent discount from rail ticket offices. Applications must be verified by the respective school/college. This offer is available only for a rail pass.

For a list of participating colleges and universities please visit https://www.njtransit.com/studentpass


NJ TRANSIT is the nation’s largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 253 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

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