Fares & Passes
Click the following link to view the current single-ride fare structure: Fare Structure.
STA now offers the Adult, Youth and Reduced Fare passes in a rolling 31-day format with a validation period that begins with the first use of the pass in the farebox. 31-Day Rolling Passes loaded on Smart Cards for these three categories will work the same way, except the 31-day validation period will begin from the day the card is loaded with the pass information. Smart Cards can be loaded at Customer Service or at any of the pass vending machines. Click here to read more about how those passes will work.
The Paratransit, City Ticket and Student passes will remain in the current calendar month format with the Paratransit pass also offered as a Smart Card option.
Bus Passes Are Now Available from Vending Machines
Click here to read more about this pass purchase option.
Youth Pass | top
Spokane Transit’s Youth Pass is for ages 6-18. A 31-Day Rolling Pass is $30 and is good for the entire STA system.
Adult Pass | top
Spokane Transit’s Adult Pass is for ages 19 and up. A 31-Day Rolling Pass is $45 and is good for the entire STA system.
Reduced Fare Pass | top
Spokane Transit’s Reduced Fare Pass is for people who have a Reduced Fare Photo ID Card or a Paratransit Eligibility Card. A 31-Day Rolling Pass is $22.50 and is good for use on the entire STA fixed route bus system. Reduced Fare passes are not valid as Paratransit fare. The Reduced Fare Photo ID Card is also a Smart Card that can be used as a stored-value card to pay fares on the fixed route bus system, but not on Paratransit.
A Reduced Fare Photo ID Cardholder or a Paratransit Eligibility Cardholder is required to pay a $0.75 fare or use a Reduced Fare pass. There is a $2.00 charge for the Photo ID card. Applications for the ID card are accepted at The Bus Shop on the second floor of The Plaza’s and at the Bus Shop, Too at 1229 W. Boone Ave. The Reduced Fare Photo ID Card or a Paratransit Eligibility Card must be shown each time you board the bus in order to pay the reduced fare of $0.75 or to use a Reduced Fare bus pass.
Qualifications for a Reduced Fare Photo ID Card:
- Proof of age 65 years or older must be presented, or
- Qualifying disability -- application form must be completed by a physician or qualified health care provider, or
- Valid Social Security Administration Title II (SSI) or Title XVII (Medicare card) documentation must be presented.
Click here to download the Reduced Fare Application Form.
CityTicket | top
City Ticket makes getting to work downtown more convenient. Here's how it works: for just $30 a month, you get a parking spot at the Spokane Arena. From there, a Spokane Transit Shuttle will give you a ride into the core of downtown, making stops at many central locations including the The Plaza, City Hall, and River Park Square. Service is as frequent as every 5 minutes during peak hours. The City Ticket Pass includes a Vehicle Display Hanger, which must be properly displayed from the vehicle owner's rear view mirror.
NOTE: The Arena Parking facility is not an STA facility but is operated by Spokane's Public Facilities District. Under a joint agreement with STA, City Ticket Pass holders are allowed to use the parking facilities at that location, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Authorized vehicles parked prior to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays are considered legally parked. Parking will also be available to City Ticket fare media holders displaying a current Vehicle Display Hanger on weekend days, provided there are no events scheduled for the arena.
Summer Youth Pass | top
Where do you want to go this summer? Chances are Spokane Transit can take you there! Summer is a time to get out and explore your community, attend interesting camps and classes and simply enjoy the warm weather, but getting from place to place can be tough.
The STA Summer Youth Pass is good for unlimited use of the system in June, July and August. Buying a Summer Youth Pass saves you $45 over the regular Youth Pass price.
Spokane Transit is proud of its involvement in community events. Each year STA provides special service for the following events. Fares will vary.
For more information any of Spokane Transit’s special services check back a month or so before the event for all the details.
EWU Eagle Pass | top
EWU faculty, staff and students ride free by swiping their EagleCard when boarding the bus on any and all Spokane Transit bus routes. Eligible paratransit users also ride free with their EagleCard.
EWU encourages employees and students who commute to or from Spokane to use the bus to reduce the number of single-occupant vehicles on the roads each day. The partnership between Spokane Transit and EWU is designed to reduce additional parking lots, lower student living costs, and meet the state-mandated commute trip reduction goals for reducing employee commuter traffic. The program is paid for by EWU Parking Services, the University, and Associated Students of EWU.
If it isn’t convenient to come to Spokane Transit for your pass, just call our 328-RIDE customer service line and request a pre-addressed envelope, or you can order your pass online through the STA store. Complete the information on the Pass-By-Mail order form, enclose the appropriate amount in a check or money order and you will be mailed your pass. When we receive your request by the 15th of the month you’ll have your pass by the first of the following month. We’ll also enclose a new Pass-By-Mail envelope for your next order.
Coach operators do not carry cash. Fareboxes accept U.S. coins and U.S. dollar bills, passes and free ride coupons (no tokens or pennies). Neither the bus operator nor the farebox can provide change. Fareboxes also read the magnetic stripe cards and Smart Cards. Up to 3 children under age 6 ride free when accompanied by a fare paying passenger.
Adult One-Way Fare (ages 19-64)
Youth One-Way Fare (ages 6-18)
$1.50 (Up to 3 children under age 6 ride free when accompanied by a fare paying passenger)
Reduced Fare One-Way Fare (ages 65 and over or those with qualifying disability)
Paratransit One-Way Fare (for qualified, certified individuals)
Two Hour Pass (free with paid fare)
$3.50 (no Reduced Fare discount)
$2 set up fee to load first monthly pass or stored value. There is a $5 fee to replace a lost Smart Card. Tell Me More.
Two-Hour Passes | top
- Transfers/Two-Hour Passes are free with a paid fare. Request one from the operator before paying your fare.
- Two-Hour Passes are valid on any route; you can continue in the same direction on a route and you can make a return trip on the same route.
- Pre-paid Reduced Fare passes are $0.75, $1.50 for all other.
Day Passes | top
- Day Passes are valid for unlimited rides for one service day (expires at 11:59 p.m. of the day of purchase/or first use). Purchase at the farebox (be sure to ask the driver before inserting money) or pre-paid at Customer Service. Passes bought at customer service are not valid until activiated at the farebox (so you can buy a handful and use at any time).
You can purchase Passes at:
The Bus Shop
Plaza, 2nd Floor
701 W. Riverside
The Bus Shop, Too
1229 W. Boone Ave.