ACRTA bus fares provide a convenient, simple, and affordable way to pay for your trip and get where you’re going.

The bus fare structure for the RTA is illustrated in the chart below. Discounted school passes are available. Contact RTA for price information.

Cash Fares Ten Ride Tickets Monthly Passes
Adults $1.00 N/A $40.00
Senior Citizens (65+ with RTA ID Card) $0.50 N/A $40.00
Disabled (with RTA ID Card) $0.50 N/A $40.00
Medicare $0.50 N/A $40.00
Youth (6 Years to 18 Years) $0.75 N/A $40.00
Children (Under Age 6) Free Free Free
Transfers Free Free Free
UPLIFT / Zone 1 (paratransit) $2.00 $20.00  N/A
UPLIFT / Zone 2 (see map below) see map N/A N/A
Discounted School Passes N/A N/A N/A

UPLIFT service area map and pricing information

A map of bus fares in Lima and surrounding counties.


We provide patrons with a convenient option of paying with cash for one-way trips when they board the bus. Exact change is required, driver cannot make change. Credit and debit are not accepted.


Occasionally you may need to ride two different buses or routes to reach your ultimate destination. When boarding ask your driver for your free transfer. Transfers are valid at the downtown Transit Center only and must be used within 45 minutes of arriving downtown. Unfortunately, transfers can not be used for a return trip on the same route that issued the transfer.

Ten Ride Tickets and Monthly Passes

If you are interested Ten Ride Tickets or a Monthly Pass please contact office.

The fare structure for the ACRTA is illustrated in the chart above. Call 419-222-2RTA for price information.