How Much Does a Bus Cost?

The cost of riding a bus depends upon variables such as time of day, geographic location and age of the rider. These differ among cities, so the local transit authority should be consulted for fare information.

In New York City, a typical bus ride costs $2.50. Reduced fairs are offered to riders who are 65 years or older or who have disabilities such as blindness, hearing loss or severe mental illness or an ambulatory disability. Children 44 inches tall or less ride free with adults. On the other side of the country, Seattle, Washington, is part of the King County Metro Transit system. Depending on the particular bus line, adult fares are $2.50 or $3.00 during peak travel times but only $2.25 during off-peak hours. Reduced fares are also offered for youths and seniors.