Understanding Your Fares & Passes
On August 18, 2014, fares and passes will increase. Learn about the new increases and what pass works best for you.
A discounted fare of $1.00 ($1.25 on Express routes) is available to Youth, Senior and Disabled riders. The qualifications for the disabled rate are:
- Medicare card holders
- Disabled riders with a VA Disability Card, VA
Service Connected” card or disability card from any transit system.Obtain discount ID card »
*Medicaid cards are not acceptable proof of eligibility for the half-price fare.
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Transfers will NOT be issued to riders transferring between Triangle Transit, Cary Transit (C-Tran), Capital Area Transit (CAT), and Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) buses. If you transfer between systems save money by purchasing a regional day pass or 31-day pass!
While day pass users do not need to worry about transfers, those paying the regular fare who plan to use more than one bus will need a transfer. Here’s how to use them:
- As you board your first Triangle Transit Bus or Shuttle, request a transfer from the driver as you pay your fare.
- When you board a second Triangle Transit Bus at the Triangle Transit Center Moore Square, Lake Pine Plaza, or another location, insert your transfer into the fare box on the second bus.
- Ask your driver for assistance if you have any questions about transfers.
Purchasing Passes at the RTCCash (no bills over $20, please), credit/debit cards, money orders, and cashier's checks are acceptable forms of payment when purchasing passes inside at the Regional Transit Center service desk. No personal checks are accepted. Note that cash or a pass is required to board the bus. All pass sales are final and are non-refundable. Lost, stolen, or altered passes will not be replaced.
Using the Fare Box
Please be sure to have your fare ready when boarding the bus. If you are paying your fare in cash please enter your coins in the Coin Insertion Cup one at a time, or feed flat, unfolded bills into the Bill Insertion Slot. The following denominations can be inserted into the fare box:
- 50-cent coins
- 1-dollar coins
- 1-dollar bills
- 5-dollar bills
The Passenger Display will display the amount entered. Damaged / rejected coins will go to the Coin Return Cup and the bus operator will notify you. If change is due back, then the fare box will print out a “change” card which can be used towards your fare the next time you ride the bus.
Requesting a Regional Day Pass:
Ask the bus operator to issue a regional day pass before paying the fare. Insert your coins or bills as stated in the previous paragraph.
Using Your Pass:
If you purchased a 31-day pass or bundle of day passes at the Regional Transit Center, and it is the first time that the pass is being used, then insert the pass in the Electronic Fare Card slot (located at the top of the fare box) to activate the pass. If the pass has already been used once, then swipe the activated card through the Swipe Reader in the direction of the arrow with the magnetic strip facing you.
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Many Triangle-area employers subsidize the cost of Triangle Transit bus passes and/or vanpool fares, helping pay for your commute!
GoTriangle also offers valuable resources on how to get around the Triangle by bus, carpool, biking and walking!