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Our Fares

Standard service operates throughout the day between 15-30 minutes apart.

Frequent service operates throughout the day every 15 minutes or better.

Rush Hour service operates Monday through Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m.

Regular Fares

Single trip options for a one-way trip when paying with cash or a valid trip ticket.

Table
Cota Cota
Standard and Frequent $2.00
Rush Hour $2.75
With ADA Card Free
Transfer Free*

*Free transfer available upon request, valid for 2 hours

Reduced Rate Fares

Single trip options for a one-way trip when paying with cash or a valid trip ticket.

Table
Cota Cota
Discount**
(with Senior, Key ID or children 48″ tall and over, and under 12 years of age)
$1.00
Children
under 48″ tall, limit to three with adult family member
Free

**Reduced Rate Fare Details

Customers who qualify for a discount can ride COTA’s fixed-route service at half the cost of regular fare and do not pay an upcharge for Rush Hour lines. Customers must present the COTA ID when boarding the bus to receive the discount.

To receive a COTA discount ID, customers must:

  1. Apply and get your discount ID card at the COTA Pass Sales Office, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm.
  2. Buy your Discount Passes at the Pass Sales Office or a participating pass outlet.
  3. Ride the bus with your your discount ID AND Discount Pass or reduced fare.

Persons who are eligible for half-price fares with the COTA Senior and Key ID  cards include the following:

Passes

Our passes provide unlimited trip options for the duration of the pass.

Passes must be purchased in advance. Select Where to Buy for the locations to purchase tickets or passes

Day Pass

May be purchased in advance, or purchased on board the vehicle.

Table
Cota Cota
Standard and Frequent-Purchase on Board $4.50
Discount-Purchase in advance
(with Senior, Key ID or children 48″ tall and over, and under 12 years of age)
$2.25

7-Day Pass

Must be purchased in advance

Table
Cota Cota
Standard and Frequent $25.00

31-Day Pass

Must be purchased in advance

Table
Cota Cota
Standard and Frequent $62.00
Rush Hour $85.00
Discount**
(with Senior, Key ID or children 48″ tall and over, and under 12 years of age)
$31.00

PLEASE NOTE:

  • An additional $0.75 is required to ride Rush Hour buses when paying with Standard or Frequent Fare media, including transfers.
  • Senior and Key ID holders do not have to pay the additional fee for Rush Hour service.

Operators Carry No Cash. Have Exact Fare, Trip Ticket or valid pass to ride.