Route 43- WB off ramp at exit 29/ Caldwell is closed. On the pm route the stop at the NE corner of Chicago & 12th is closed. Passengers will be dropped off on the SW corner of Chicago & 12th.
Learn to Ride from a Bus Driver
We spent the day with Erin and had her explain the do's and don'ts of riding the bus. Watch this video to figure it out.
What Does It Cost?
VRT offers one-way, one-day, 31-day, and annual passes. Most buses require local fare, except intercounty routes 40, 43, and 45, which require universal fare. There are discounted rates for certain riders:
- Students (age 6-18)
- Seniors (age 65+)
- Persons with a disability
- Medicare cardholders
Children 0-5 years old ride free.Find Your Fare
How to Pay
You can purchase a pass ahead of time at one of our stations, offices, or participating locations. They’re also available on the bus. Or, just pay your fare on your phone.
Plan. Track. Pay.
Fixed-Line vs OnDemand
(Ada County and Inter-county Routes)
Most VRT buses use fixed-line service. Fixed-line buses are what you probably think of as a traditional bus. To ride, look up when your bus is scheduled to arrive at a stop and make sure you’re ready as it approaches. On fixed-line service, all busses travel along the same route with the same schedule, whether or not you ride.
In Canyon County, VRT OnDemand allows you to get to more places by booking a ride when you need it using our mobile app or website. Once your ride is scheduled, a VRT bus will pick you up at the bus stop, then drop you off at the bus stop closest to your destination.Learn More
Which is right for you?
Getting To & From Your Stop
Is your stop too far to walk? Find additional tools to get you to and from your next bus stop.
Tips for Riders
- If you’re close to your destination and need to stop, pull the yellow cord and the driver will be sure to pull over at the next scheduled stop.
- Stand with your fare ready when you’re at a bus stop, and signal that you need the driver to stop. If you’re seated and not paying attention, the driver could pass you by.
- Ride your bike to the bus stop. There’s a rack on the front of the bus. It’s easy to use. See How
- There’s Wi-Fi on each bus. Free to use. Save on your data plan.
- Spilled coffee is the worst kind of coffee. If you can turn your coffee tumbler upside down without spills, you can bring it on-board. Otherwise, leave it at home.
- Not sure where to get off? Ask the folks around you or the driver. We’re all in this together. There are also announcements over the bus speakers.
- If you need to transfer to another bus, tell the driver that you need to connect to “X” route. We’ve got you covered.
- Have your fare ready. Regardless of how you’re paying. Our drivers like to stay on schedule — as do all the people riding the bus with you.
- Keep your bag on your lap or nearby on the ground so that seats are open for other passengers.
- Phones are great, but keep the calls to a minimum out of respect for your fellow passengers.
Learn how to ride ValleyRide buses and read bus schedules through our Travel Training program! This service is provided free of charge to anyone. We can help even if your disability makes it difficult for you to ride, read maps, check schedules, or identify bus stops.Learn More