You must have the exact fare to board a Ben Franklin Transit bus. You can also use monthly passes, 10-Ride tickets or purchase a Day Pass from the Coach Operator. Our Coach Operators do not make change or carry money!


If more than one bus is needed to reach your destination ask the driver for a Transfer. Transfers are free and are good for 1 1/2 hours from the time you get them. Please note that transfers cannot be used for a return trip on your original bus and transfers are not issued on transfers. An untorn transfer will be used as an all day pass.

Bus Pass and Ticket Prices
Regular (Adult) $25.00 $12.00 $1.50
Dial-A-Ride $25.00 $12.00 $1.50
* Dial-A-Ride eligible may ride fixed route buses for free.
Premium Dial-A-Ride - Pick-ups and drops beyond 3/4 mile of fixed routes (includes Finley DAR)   $25.00 $3.00
All Day Pass - All ages all fixed routes (all ages)     $4.00
Senior Citizens (65 years and older, Fixed Routes)     Free
Children Age 5 and younger (Fixed Routes)     Free
Youth (Age 6 through High School) $14.00 $8.00 $1.00
Summer Youth Pass   (More Information & Where To Buy) $25.00    
Medicare Cardholder & Disabled Persons
(Non Dial-A-Ride eligible, ID Required) - Sold at Three Rivers Transit Center ONLY
$12.50 $6.00 $0.75
Freedom Montly Pass 
- includes unlimited rides on Fixed Route busses, Dial-A-Ride if eligible, Trans+Plus Night service, and Special Event service if applicable.
Trans + PLUS NOT AVAILABLE $25.00 $3.00
Taxi Feeder Service, Finley and General Demand Response      
Feeder Routes - short trip length (includes Finley) see schedule book for list
General Demand Response - 3/4 mile from a fixed route     $1.00
Premium Feeder Routes - Long trip length (see schedule book for list)     $3.00
Premium GDR - more than 4 miles from fixed route or outside the PTBA     $3.00
Special Event Service
Family of up to 5:
Individual Fare:
Seniors, Disabled or Medicare: 

Rates effective June 1, 2012

PLEASE NOTE: if you have purchased 10-ride tickets at a lesser price they will be honored as full payment on all of the local system services.

Unless othewise noted, Children age five and under ride free when accompanied by an adult. Children under age six are not allowed to ride Ben Franklin Transit fixed route service without adult supervision.