Reduced Fare for Fixed-Route Service

50% Off Fixed-Route Fares with Reduced Fare Card

Riders with disabilities ride fixed-route service at half price.

Fare Option Standard Fare Reduced Fare
One-Way Fare $2.00 $1.00
DayPass $4.50 $2.25
31-Day Pass $62.00 $31.00

You must have a Reduced Fare Key Card issued by COTA to qualify. Reduced Fare Key Cards are only issued to:

  • Riders with disabilities
  • Medicare card holders
  • Veterans with a disability rating for aid and attendance, or a service-connected disability with a rating level of 80 percent or higher

Customers who qualify for a COTA discount ID can ride COTA fixed-route service at half the price of regular fare and do not pay any upcharge for Express lines. Customers must present the COTA ID when they board the bus to receive the discount.

Reduced Fare Passes are sold 24-hours a day at our Ticket Vending Machine or at Pass Sales open Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm. Both are located at 33 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

Reduced Fare Tickets and Passes are not sold on the buses.

For more information, call COTA Mobility Services Department at 614-275-5828 or email