Fares and Passes

» General Fares

Single Ride   LOCAL UNIVERSAL

Adult
Child (0-5 yrs.)

$1
Free
$3
Free
Student*/Senior*/Person with a disability/Medicare Card Holder 50 cents $1.50 (express)
One Day Adult $2 $6
Student*/Senior*/Person with a disability/Medicare Card Holder $1 $3
$12 Stored Value Card $10
$24 Stored Value Card $20

» Passes

31-Day Pass   LOCAL UNIVERSAL
Adult $36 $70
Student*/Senior*/Person with a disability/Medicare Card Holder $18 $35
Three-Month Pass Adult $93 $180
Student*/Senior*/Person with a disability/Medicare Card Holder $46 $90
Summer Youth Pass $24
Six-Month Pass** $165 $320
One Year Pass** $266 $516

» Access and Paratransit Fares

Access Fares $2
Single Ride Paratransit $2
Single Ride Paratransit - Companion
Single Ride Paratransit - Care Attendant
Care attendant rides for free. Companion pays $2 fare.

» Non-Profit Fares

Non-Profit Agency Fares (for clients only)
One Day

LOCAL
$1.50

UNIVERSAL
$4.50
31-Day Non-Profit Agency Pass LOCAL
$27 Adult

$18 Student/Senior/Persons with Disabilities/Medicare Cardholder
UNIVERSAL
$52 Adult

$35 Student/ Senior/Persons with Disabilities/Medicare Cardholder
Three-Month Non-Profit Agency Pass LOCAL
$70 Adult

$46 Student/Senior/Persons with Disabilities/Medicare Cardholder

UNIVERSAL
$135 Adult

$90 Student/ Senior/Persons with Disabilities/Medicare Cardholder

Non-Profit Annual Contract ($5,000 or more) 30% discount on any fare type
Non-Profit Annual Contract ($10,000 or more) 50% discount on any fare type

» Employer Fares

Employer Fares (for employees only)
31-day Employer Pass

LOCAL
$32 Adult

UNIVERSAL
$62 Adult
Three-month Employer Pass $82 $158
Commuter Pass Annual Employer Contract (employer contract required) $400 per current rider, passes for all employees
Village Van (Qualified passengers through human service agency referral)  $1.50 per pass (one ride)
 Volunteer Driver Ride (Note: qualifications apply. See GoRide Mobility Programs page for more info.)  $3 per eight (8) mile segment.

 

Important things to know:

»  Transit passes are non-transferrable and are non-refundable. No refunds or exchanges for expired, lost, or stolen passes.

» Local passes are good for fixed-line bus service in Nampa/Caldwell and Boise/Garden City (Routes 1-29 and 51-54) Route 41 Happy Day Transit Center/Boise State, and the #42 Nampa/Meridian Limited Stop.

» Universal passes are good for all ValleyRide bus services (Routes 1-29, 40-45 and 51-55).

» The senior fare category is for those who are at least 65 years of age. The student fare category is for those who are between the ages of 6-18. Medicare cardholders must have a photo ID with them to show the driver if requested.

» 31-day and stored value cards can be purchased at all Albertsons stores in Boise (except the stores at Eagle and McMillan roads, and the store at 6560 South Federal Way), Meridian, Nampa, the Caldwell store at 2500 Blaine, the WinCo stores in Eagle and on Myrtle Street in Boise, the ACHD Commuteride office at the corner of Curtis and Fairview roads in Boise, Main Street Station, 777 W. Main Street, and the VRT offices in Meridian, 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 100.

» Three-month and year passes can only be purchased at the VRT Meridian office. Three-month passes are good for one year from the date of issue. If you want to purchase a one-year pass, we need to take your photograph for the heavy duty plastic card. Please call Rideline customer service at 208- 345-RIDE (7433) for more information.

» Valley Regional Transit (VRT) accepts credit/debit cards for the purchase of fare media. Credit card, debit card and cash purchases may be made at the VRT Administrative Offices, 700 NE 2nd St. in Meridian, or by calling Rideline customer service at 208-345-7433. Credit/debit cards are the only payment method accepted at the Happy Day Transit Center, 5907 Cleveland Blvd. in Caldwell and Main Street Station, 777 Main St. in Boise. Please note that a minimum purchase of $10 is required.

» The one-day pass is the only pass that can be purchased on the bus. The $12 and $24 stored value cards can be purchased at pass outlets, the VRT Meridian office, Happy Day Transit Center and Main Street Station. If you want to ride a fixed-route bus and do not have exact change, the fare box will issue you a stored value card for the amount of change due to you. 

» All passes (except for the one-year pass) expire one year from the day of purchase.

» To ensure accurate ridership counts, every passenger boarding the bus must use some form of payment (cash, stored value, one-day or longer pass). If you are scheduling a large outing or field trip and plan to ride ValleyRide buses, each passenger must use one of these payment options. One-day passes can be purchased on the bus in separate transactions or bought in advance from Rideline customer service at 208-345-RIDE (7433).