Fares & Passes

RTA Passes make it easier than ever to ride RTA. Below is a complete list of our fares and reduced fare detail.

RTA Passes are undated. Depending on the pass you purchase, this allows you 31 days or 7 days of convenient, non-interrupted travel. Activated on first use, passes allow unlimited rides for the specified time.

Regular Cash Fares

Adult (Age 13 and up) -  $2.00

Reduced Cash Fares

Senior and Disabled - $1.00
In order to obtain and use the reduced fares, individuals are required to provide prood of eligibility, which may include a valid RTA ID card or Medicare card.

Children age 12 and under and 60 inches tall and under – FREE
Children age 12 and under but over 60 inches tall are required to provide proof of age, which may include a valid RTA issued identification card or a state-issued ID card.

Children 6 and under and 45” in height and under must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or teacher to use RTA transportation services.

Regular Pass Fares

31-Day Pass (Age 13 and up) - $55.00

7-Day Pass - $19.00 

Day Pass - $4.00 
RTA Day Pass can be used all day on the day it is purchased. The pass expires at the end of a transit service day at 2 a.m.

Reduced Pass Fares

Monthly Senior (65+), Disabled - $32.00
In order to obtain and use the reduced fares, individuals are required to provide proof of eligibility, which may include a valid RTA ID card or Medicare card.

Reduced Fare Day Pass - $2.00
In order to obtain and use the reduced fares, individuals are required to provide proof of eligibility, which may include a valid RTA ID card or Medicare card.

Reduced fare photo ID cards are issued at:

Wright Stop Plaza Lobby
4 S. Main St. • Dayton, OH 45402
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For more information on ID’s, call 937-425-8444
Click 
here to download reduced fare photo ID information.

School Pass Fares

Grey High School Pass - $30.00
Grey Pass is valid from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Grey High School pass is predated and can only be used within the identified month. Acceptable ID must be shown when reduced fare is paid. Acceptable ID's include: RTA ID cards and Primary School ID cards.


Red High School Pass
 - $40.00
Red Pass is valid from 6 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Red High School pass is predated and can only be used within the identified month. Acceptable ID must be shown when reduced fare is paid. Acceptable ID's include: RTA ID cards and Primary School ID cards.


Gray and Red Passes cannot be used at Wright Stop Plaza


Bulk orders (over 50 passes) can be placed at schoolpass@greaterdaytonrta.org


RTA Connect Paratransit Fares

Cash - $3.50 each way

Ticket Strips of 10 - $35.00 ($3.50 per trip)

Countywide

Cash - $5.00 each way

Ticket Strips of 10 - $50.00 ($5.00 per trip)

Monthly Pass - $115.00

Acceptable ID must be shown when fare is paid. Acceptable ID’s include: RTA ID cards.


Places to Purchase Fares

RTA offers pass bulk sales outlets at the following locations: http://www.i-riderta.org/how-to-ride/Fare Media Outlets. RTA Senior ID cards are available at the RTA Wright Stop Plaza with proof of age. The RTA Wright Stop Plaza is located at 4 S. Main Street (Main & 3rd) in Downtown Dayton.


Pass Sale Vending Machines

Pass vending machines contain undated passes and are located at Wright Stop Plaza, South, East, and Westown transit centers. Vending machine passes are also valid for 31 days starting with the first day they are used on a bus. The following passes can be purchased from a pass vending machine: 31-Day Pass, 7-Day Pass, Day Pass, Reduce Day Pass, 31-Day Senior Pass, and 31-Day Disabled Pass.

Eastown Transit Center
1218 Falke Dr. (in Eastown Shopping Center)
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: 253-0461
Routes: 2, 3, 4, 11, 23, 66


Northwest Transit Center
2075 Shiloh Springs Rd.
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: 837-1636
Routes: 2, 8, 9, 14, 24, 34, 40


South Transit Center
2730 Lyons Rd. (behind the Dayton Mall)
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: 432-6788
Routes: 17, 19, 23, 24, 42, 60, 61 and X5


Westown Transit Center
122 Elmhurst Dr. (Westown Shopping Center)
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: 268-1645
Routes: 1, 4, 8, 9, 24, 41


Wright Stop Plaza Transit Center
4 S. Main St. (downtown Dayton)
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: 425-8334


More Information on Fares

Bus Operators may pick up and drop off passengers only at designated bus stop locations. Operators do not carry change; please have exact fare ready. "Change Cards" are available on board, good toward future fares. No cash refunds.


For all other information, please call (937) 425-8300.