Fares and Passes

Fares and Passes

An OCTA Bus Pass: Your Ticket to Ride…and Save Money!

This is an age when saving money is on everyone’s mind. An OCTA bus pass gives you even greater value. The only question is which bus pass is the best for you?  We offer a wide variety of fare options and passes along with a growing number of ways for you to pick one up. Here are a couple things you need to know about OCTA bus passes:

  1. Multiple day passes are valid for consecutive days, beginning on the first day of use.
  2. Passes provide unlimited use on all local routes while valid.
  3. If you purchase a reduced fare pass, you will need to show proper identification to the coach operator. Review the reduced fare section for more details.
  4. When using a pre-paid fare pass to board an express route, an additional cash fare, per boarding, is required. The value of these passes toward the boarding fare of an express route is $2.00 or $.75 for seniors (60 & older), persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders.

Types of Passes
The following is a list of our everyday passes and fares. Throughout the year we offer promotional fares including Jingle Pass and our Youth Summer Pass. You can find them in our specialty pass section.

Local Routes 

Day Pass (Only sold on board by coach operators; valid until 11:59 p.m.) $5.00
Seniors (60 & older), persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders* $1.50
 
Pre-Paid Day Pass $4.50
Senior Day Pass (60 & older), persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders* $1.35
 
7-Day Pass $25.00
Seniors (60 & older), persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders* $8.25
 
30-Day Pass $69.00
Youth (ages 6-18 only) $40.00
Seniors (60 & older), persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders* $22.25
 
5 Rides Pass - NEW
Valid for 5 rides, anytime. Valid for all ages. Expires after 5th ride.
$9.00

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Express Routes 

Service on Routes 701, 721 and 794  
30-Day Pass (Unlimited use on all routes) $187.50
Day Pass (Only sold on Express buses by coach operators; valid until 11:59 p.m.) $12.00
Seniors (60 & older) persons with disabilities, and Medicare cardholders* $10.00
 
Service on Routes 757 and 758  
30-Day Pass (Unlimited use on all routes) $125.00
Day Pass (Only sold on Express buses by coach operators; valid until 11:59 p.m.) $8.00
Seniors (60 & older), persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders* $7.00

For information about transfers between transit systems, visit our connections section.
 
*Must show proof of age, disability or medicare card to coach operator. For full list of acceptable identification, review the reduced fares section.

Warning: Fare abuse hurts us all. It is against the law to use the wrong pass to evade payment of a fare. Fare abuse can cost you $250.00. [California Penal Code 640(6)(2)].