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.

Veterans, Seniors and ADA Eligible Passengers

Effective October 1, 2021 the Measure V fare-free program has expanded to allow veterans, seniors, and ADA-eligible passengers to ride for free on all services provided by The Bus throughout Merced County. This includes Paratransit, Dial-A-Ride, and The Micro Bus services. Previously, these passengers were offered fare-free rides on fixed-route service only.

For more information about the Measure V Fare Free Program

Please be aware that Bus operators are not able to allow any passengers to ride for free without one of these valid forms of identification. No exceptions. 

Valid forms of identification

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.