Fare Fees

Fixed Route


The base fare is $1.50 for all local rides within a single city or community which includes Merced, Atwater and Winton area and $3 from any city or community to another.

Paratransit


The base fare is $3 for all local rides within a single city or community which includes Merced, Atwater and Winton area and $6 from any city or community to another.

Half Fares


Seniors (anyone over 62), veterans, persons with disabilities (with an ADA eligibility card), and Medicare card holders ride for only half the regular cash fare all day, every day, on all The Bus' fixed routes.

Seniors must present identification that shows your age, such as a driver's license, a state issued photo identification card showing your date of birth, or a Medicare card. Medicare card holders may also be required to present proof of identification upon request.

Children Fare Policy


Children under 46 inches in height are permitted to ride free as long as they are riding with an adult who pays a fare, whether that be in cash, with a bus pass, or other form of payment.

Indicators are in place on all buses showing the 46-inch measurement.