With a Day Pass, you can step on one of our buses as many times as you want over a 24-hour period. Just swipe your pass through the card reader and then chill on board. Don't worry if you don't have one before boarding, you can buy a Day Pass from the bus operator. But be sure to let the operator know you want the Day Pass before you insert money or use your Stored Value Card. Otherwise, you may lose your money.
More Day Pass details
- With the Cap Remap changes that went into effect in June, buying a Day Pass is your best bet. A Single Ride Local Pass costs $1.25 and will take you where you want to go. But if you want to get back, it'll cost another $1.25 for the Single Ride Pass.
That same $2.50 will buy you a Local Day pass and give you an unlimited number of rides for the next 24 hours.
- Buying a pass on the bus? The pass will print out from the top of the farebox with the date, time you boarded and expiration time.
- Passes purchased at retail outlets, the Transit Store or online require you to insert them into the farebox once to validate.
- All passes issued from fareboxes and ticket vending machines are pre-validated.
- Don't re-insert your pass back into the farebox after it's been validated, as it may jam the machine and you'll lose it. Just swipe your validated pass through the card reader instead.
- If your pass has expired, the farebox will alert you and the bus operator. You can then purchase a new Day Pass or pay with cash.
Reduced Fare Day Passes
Here's how Reduced Fare Day Passes work:
- When you board, tap your Reduced Fare ID at the target area of the farebox.
- Insert exact cash, use a Stored Value Card or swipe your pass through the card reader.
- Swipe your pass through the card reader every time you board.
Note: Reduced Fare riders can also buy a Day Pass on the bus. Visit RFID to learn more.