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CDTA offers countless options for getting around town. From day passes to monthly, corporate programs to reduced fares. The fares on this page are valid as of April 1, 2009.

Fare Products

 FARE TYPE  CURRENT FARE
 Base Fare  $1.50 - U.S. coins and $1-dollar bills       are accepted
 Senior/Disabled Half Fare  $0.75 (All the time)
 BusPlus Fare  $2.00
 Senior/Disabled BusPlus Half Fare $1.00 (All the time)
 Day Card, providing one day of unlimited use  $4.00
 3 Day Pass, providing three days of unlimited use  $10.00
Weekday Rolling Swiper   $55.00
31 Day Rolling Swiper   $65.00
Weekday Rolling Half Fare Swiper   $27.50
31 Day Rolling Half Fare Swiper   $32.50
 Ten-Trip Pass  $13.00
 STAR service  $2.50


Save Money on Your Commute
Get a Reduced Cost or Free Swiper

$1.50 Base Fare
The base fare is $1.50. Zone charges and express surcharges have been eliminated and free transfers are no longer available. Each time you board the bus, the cost is $1.50, unless you use Day Card or a Swiper card.

$4 Day Card
The $4.00 Day Card is an unlimited use day pass. Day Cards are sold only on CDTA regular route buses and are valid on the day of purchase until the end of transit service that day. Please request Day Card when you board. Day Cards replace transfer prices in most cases.

3-Day Pass $10
The 3 Day Pass is an unlimited use pass for three consecutive days. Three Day Passes can be purchased online, over the phone, by mail and in person at the CDTA Main Office and CDTA Rail Stations located in Rensselaer and Saratoga Springs.

CDTA Fares: A good value: convenient, reliable transit for the Capital Region

CDTA's Summer Fun Pass $30
This pass allows kids 17 and under to ride all of CDTA's regular routes anytime from July 1 through August 31 for one low price of $30.00.

Learn more about CDTA's Summer Fun Pass

NX Fares: Pricing per zone
The Northway Xpress!
With the new blue there's a better way to get to work and school. Commuter buses from the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) offer high-back, luxury seating in a climate-controlled environment, so you can arrive at your destination feeling relaxed & ready to go.

Learn more about CDTA's Northway Xpress.