How to Pay

Learn about all the different types of fares and passes. Paying for your ride is easy on buses, streetcars, and even the ferries with the GoMobile app.

Reduced and Paratransit Fares

Seniors 65 years of age and older pay 40 cents to ride the bus or streetcar, and transfers are free. You must present to the bus or streetcar operator an ID that proves your age to qualify for the lower fare. International riders just need to show their passport.

Disabled riders and Medicare cardholders can ride standard RTA buses for 40 cents and can get transfers for free. Before being allowed to pay this reduced fare or get free transfers, they first must apply with the RTA to receive a special ID card.  Visit, Eligibility for Paratransit for information on how to apply for an ID card.  When boarding, show this card to the bus driver or streetcar conductor. Then, you can pay the discounted fare.  For more information on riding with a disability, please visit the Accessibility page. For information on using our special Paratransit Service, please visit the Paratransit page

If you have an RTA Paratransit Card, you can ride standard buses and streetcars for free. For those disabled riders who do not have the mobility to access standard RTA buses and streetcars, the RTA offers a shared-ride, curb-to-curb paratransit program. A one-way fare on this service costs $2.00. For more information and to apply for an RTA Paratransit Card, click here.