Fares

RTC RIDE ONBOARD Fares

Adult Reduced RTC ACCESS ID
Single Ride $2.00 $1.00 $0.50
24-Hour $5.00 $2.50
Sierra Spirit Single Ride $0.25 $0.10

Pre-purchased Passes

Adult Reduced RTC ACCESS ID
24-Hour $3.75 $1.75
10-Ride Pass $16.00 $8.00 $4.00
7 Day Pass $19.50 $9.75
31 Day Pass $65.00 $32.50
31 Day Disabled N/A $26.00

RTC Intercity Fares

Adult Reduced RTC ACCESS ID
Single Ride $5.00 $2.50 $2.50
Single Ride w/ Transfer $3.50 $1.50 $1.00
10-Ride Pass $42.50 $21.25

Fare Policies

  • Transfers: a 90-minute transfer is provided with each ride.
  • Reduced fares require an ID when boarding.
  • Children 5 and under ride free with an adult.
  • Overypayments are refunded with passes and no cash back is given.
  • Youth are age 6-18 years and all students with current middle or high school ID
  • Seniors include all persons 65 years of age or over
  • Disabled includes Medicare

Reduced Fares

Youth, seniors, and people with disabilities may receive discounted fares if valid identification (ID) is presented at time of boarding. RTC RIDE reduced fare ID cards are free (replacement cards cost $5.00 each).

Please print and complete the applications above and visit any of the following locations to obtain your reduced fare ID card: RTC 4TH STREET STATION (4th and Lake Streets, downtown Reno), 7am – 7pm, Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm, Sat; closed Sundays and holidays.

Other acceptable identification includes: driver’s license or DMV ID card, Medicare card, student photo ID, identification issued by another transit agency, RTC ACCESS ID card. For more information, please contact RTC Passenger Services at 775-348-RIDE (348-7433, 7am – 7pm, Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm, Sat; closed Sunday and holidays).

Paying at the Farebox

RTC RIDE farebox

The RTC RIDE farebox is designed for customer convenience and to validate the payment of a fare. Passes can be either inserted at the top left (see diagram at right) or swiped through at the top right. Primarily, there are two ways in order for a passenger to pay his/her fare through the farebox:

Payment with Cash

  1. Cash can be accepted into the slot on the left side of the farebox.
  2. Coins can be inserted into the coin trap above the cash slot.
  3. Exact change must be used as the farebox does not produce change, nor does the driver.

 

Payment with a Smartphone App – Token Transit

RTC transit riders are now able to buy bus passes on their phones and show a digital bus pass on the screen to board!  This new technology is a partnership of Token Transit and the RTC, and eliminates the need for paper passes and visiting a ticket vending machine.  Users simply download the free Token Transit app on their Apple or Android phone, and link it to a credit or debit card.  A digital bus pass display is shown to the driver as the passenger gets on board!  Cash fares and traditional bus passes will continue to be accepted in addition to the new digital passes.

Payment with a Pass

  1. The pass is inserted into the reader located to the right of the coin/cash receptacles. The pass should be inserted with the front of the pass facing the passenger and the top of the pass facing upward.
  2. Insert the pass. The farebox will read it to verify it is a valid pass and then return it back out for the customer to redeem.