Metro Fixed Route Bus Fare
Metro takes pride in making quality public transportation affordable for those in our community.
Metro is Fare Free as of March 24. We will notify the public when this changes for both the fixed route system and demand response system.
Fixed Route Bus Fare
Adults -- $1.50
Senior, Disability, and Medicare Cash Fare -- $.75 (Metro Transit ID required)
Low Income Fare with Bridge Card -- $1.25 (tokens)
Children -- $.75 (less than 48” tall)
Western University Students -- free with student ID
Renewable Value Card -- $35.00 (initial purchase provides $30 in rides + $5 card fee)
Renewable Value Card for Senior Citizens and People with Disabilities -- add value as needed (with certification/ID)
Unlimited Monthly Pass -- $60
Unlimited 9-Day Pass -- $20 (9 days non-transferrable)
Tokens -- 14 for $20
Bulk Tokens -- $1.40 each (250 or more)
Transfers: Transfers are free and must be requested at the time you board the first bus. The transfer is valid for one (1) hour after receipt and should be given to the driver of the last bus you board.
Pass/Token Sales Outlets
Tokens and passes for use on any Metro fixed route bus can be purchased at:
- Kalamazoo Transportation Center - 459 N. Burdick (in person or by mail)
Token and pass purchases can be requested by mail by completing the Metro Passes Order Form. Download here.
Token machines can be found in the following locations around Kalamazoo County:
- Borgess Medical Center: 1521 Gull Road near Information
- Bronson Methodist Hospital: 601 John Street Main Entrance 1st floor
- Kalamazoo Transportation Center: 459 N. Burdick near entrance
- Harding's on West Main: 5161 West Main
- Kalamazoo City Hall: 601 South Street in the foyer
- Kalamazoo Valley Community College: 6767 W. O Avenue in the Commons
- MiWorks! Office: 1601 South Burdick
- Portage Community Outreach Center: 325 E. Centre Avenue
- Walmart: 6065 Gull Road
Metro Connect Fares
The fare for a one-way trip varies according to an individual's eligibility. The fares are:
$12.00--Cash Fare: The fare paid by an individual who is not registered as a senior or a passenger with a disability.
$14.00--Cash Subscription Fare: The fare paid by an individual who is not registered as a senior or a passenger with a disability for a Subscription. Cash subscription fares must be pre-paid and are non-refundable.
$4.00--Reduced Fare Demand/Response Trip: The fare paid by a certified senior or individual with a disability for a demand/response trip Reduced Fare Application
$6.00--Demand/Response Subscription Trip: The fare paid by an individual for a routine ride for a medical, employment or education trip. Demand/Response Subscription trips must be paid for in advance of the service dates. Fares for Subscription trips are non-refundable when service is cancelled.
$3.00--Metro Connect Access Fare: The fare paid by an individual certified as ADA eligible within the Metro Connect Access service area. Access subscription service fare is also $3.00.
$10.00--Child Fares: The fare paid by a child over 48 inches tall. Child subscription trips are $12.00. Children under 48 inches tall ride for free when accompanied by an adult.
Personal Care Attendants: Individuals requiring extra assistance may be certified to travel with a personal care attendant (PCA). It is the passenger's responsibility to arrange for their own PCA. Passengers must let the scheduler know they will be traveling with a PCA when they schedule their ride. Individuals may not be PCAs if they have any physical challenges preventing them from assisting the passenger. Personal Care Attendants must travel to and from the same schedule locations with the passenger.
Payment: One-way fare is expected at the time of boarding. Exact change is required; drivers do not carry change. Transportation will not be provided without payment. Payment can be made with cash, check or coupon.
Coupons: Metro Connect and Access coupons may be purchased in advance for your convenience. Purchase coupons by mail to: Kalamazoo Transportation Center (KTC) 459 N. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007; by telephone with a credit card at 337-8201; or in person at the KTC between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.