» General Fares
|Student*/Senior*/Person with a disability/Medicare Card Holder||50 cents||$1.50 (express)|
|Student*/Senior*/Person with a disability/Medicare Card Holder||$1||$3|
|$12 Stored Value Card||$10|
|$24 Stored Value Card||$20|
|Student*/Senior*/Person with a disability/Medicare Card Holder||$18||$35|
|Student*/Senior*/Person with a disability/Medicare Card Holder||$46||$90|
|One Year Pass**||$266||$516|
» Access and Paratransit Fares
|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)|
|31-Day Non-Profit Agency Pass||LOCAL
$18 Student/Senior/Persons with Disabilities/Medicare Cardholder
$35 Student/ Senior/Persons with Disabilities/Medicare Cardholder
|Three-Month Non-Profit Agency Pass||LOCAL
$46 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||
|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: to learn more about this program visit the Ridesharing services page for more information.||$5 flat fee per 12-mile segment, with an additional fee of 50 cents per mile over 12.|
* Senior Ages: 65+, Student Ages: 6-18
** Available from VRT only, call 208-345-7433 Local fares good on all Local Fixed-line services (including routes 41-42). Universal fares good on all Express and Local Fixed-line services. Transit passes are non-refundable and non-transferable. No refunds or exchanges for expired, lost, or stolen passes. Payment by cash, check or money order only.
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 51-52) and the #42 Nampa/Meridian Limited Stop.
» Universal passes are good for all ValleyRide bus services (Routes 1-29, 40-45 and 51-52).
» 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.
» 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, Boise City Hall (main lobby), Main Street Station, 777 W. Main Street, and the VRT offices in Meridian, 700 NE 2nd Street, Suite 100.
» Three-month passes can be purchased at the VRT Meridian office, Main Street Station in downtown Boise and the Happy Day Transit Center in Caldwell. Three-month passes are good for one year from the date of issue.
» Year passes can only be purchased at the VRT Meridian office. If you want to purchase a one-year pass, we need to take your photograph for the heavy duty plastic card. Please call the Help Desk at
208-345-7433 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 our Help Desk 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 our Help Desk at 208-345-7433.