Fares & Passes

RTA Passes and Tokens make it easier than ever to ride RTA. Below is a complete list of our fares, tokens 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) -  $1.75

Reduced Cash Fares

Children age 12 and under, Senior and Disabled - .85

Acceptable ID must be shown when reduced fare is paid. Acceptable ID’s include: RTA ID cards, Medicare Card, and Primary School ID cards.

Children 45 inches tall and under - FREE

Limit two when accompanied by a fare-paying guardian.

Tokens

Regular Tokens - Adult (Age 13 and up) 10 pack - $15.00

Regular tokens are good for one trip each, and are substituted for the standard adult fare for riders 13 and older.

Reduced Tokens - Senior (Age 65+), Disabled and Children age 12 and under (10 pack) - $8.50

Acceptable ID must be shown when reduced fare is paid. Acceptable ID's include: RTA ID cards, Medicare Card and Primary School ID cards

Transfers

Transfer (Request when fare is paid) - $.25

The success of transporting customers is based on the quality of service we provide. The Greater Dayton RTA has developed the following transfer policy to accommodate customers connecting from one bus to another to reach their final destination.

All customers paying with cash or a token who require a second (2nd) bus to complete a one-way trip to reach their final destination must purchase a $.25 cent transfer. A transfer cannot be issued or sold for another transfer.

All transfers will print the time issued with the date, route, bus number, and expiration time of 90 minutes

Transfers are good for one (1) use only and will be validated by the fare box and collected by the operator.  Transfers MAY NOT be used for a stop-over or a return trip.

Passengers are encouraged to make transfers at the first (1st) connecting point between two (2) routes.  For the convenience of our customers, transfer points have been established outside the downtown area.

Regular Pass Fares

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

7-Day Pass                                         $19.00

Weekend Pass                                   $  5.00

Day Pass                                           $   5.00

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 and Children age 12 and under - $32.00

Acceptable ID must be shown when reduced fare is paid. Acceptable ID's include: RTA ID cards, Medicare Card and Primary School ID cards.

Family Pass - $8.00

One-day pass for families up to four, up to two adults and up to two children 12 years old and younger and shorter than 45 inches.

Reduced fare photo ID cards

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

Gray High School Pass  - $30.00

Gray Pass is valid from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Gray 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

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

Project Mobility Fares

Cash                                                           $3.50 each way

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

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

Places to Purchase Fares

RTA offers pass and token bulk sales outlets at the following locations: http://www.i-riderta.org/how-to-ride/pass-token-outlet. 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: Adult Monthly Pass, Senior, Disabled, Child Monthly Pass and Weekend 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.