Bus Fare


When you board any BC Transit fixed route bus, you will need to pay for your ride using our farebox.

Payment Options

BC Transit has several payment options for your needs. If you need help determining what payment option is best for you, please contact our Mobility Manager at 607.763.4464 or via email.

If you placing a large order on behalf of an organization, please contact us 607.763.4464 or email us.


Our bus fareboxes will accept $1, $5, $10, $20 and coins in US currency only (no pennies please). If you pay more that the required amount, you will be given a change card good for you next ride(s). You may request a free transfer if you are going directly from one bus to another to complete your one-way trip.

Reduced cash fare is available for persons with disabilities, individuals 65 and older, Medicare card holders, BC Lift card holders, and US military veterans.  You must present a qualifying a card to be eligible. ►more info

Cash Fare Price
Standard Cash Fare $2.00
Reduced Fare ►more info $1.00
Children under 5 (accompanied by an adult) Free

Ride Cards

Ride cards allow you to pay as you go and have no expiration date. Each time you use the bus, one ride is subtracted. They are similar to cash and you may need to request a free transfer if you need multiple buses to complete your trip. Ride cards are ideal for occasional and short term customers.

Ride Card Type Price
22 Single Ride Card Packet $40.00
11 Two Ride Card Packet $40.00
12 Ride Pass (Only at Weis Markets) $20.00

Bus Passes

Unlimited ride bus passes allow you to ride the bus as much as you want for 1, 7 or 31 days. You will not need a transfer ticket when using an unlimited ride bus pass. Bus passes are ideal for frequent regular riders.

Bus Passes Type Price
Unlimited use pass for 31 days $70.00
Unlimited use pass for 31 days - Senior Citizens 65+ ►more info $44.00
Unlimited use pass for 31 days - Persons with Disabilities ►more info $44.00
Unlimited use pass for 31 days - BC Lift Card ►more info $44.00
Unlimited use pass for 31 days - Medicare Card ►more info $44.00
Unlimited use pass for 31 days - Broome County Students ►more info $44.00
Unlimited use pass for 7 days $25.00
Unlimited use pass for 1 day (also sold on the bus) $5.00


BC Lift, BC Country and the OFA Mini-Bus will have the following rates:

These fares go in effect on February 19, 2018

Fare Type Price
BC Lift ►more info $3.00
BC Country ►more info $3.50
BC Country - Persons with Disabilities ►more info $2.50
OFA Mini Bus for persons 60 + ►more info No charge

Bus Pass and Ride Card Retailers

BC Transit has several area locations to get your bus passes, ride cards and bus schedules. If you are an organization making an order in bulk, please contact our BC Transit Administration office at 607.763.4464 at least 2 days in advance. Our products can be found at:

*At Wegmans you can purchase 31 Day Regular, 31 Day Student, and 7 Day unlimited passes only.

BC Transit Fare Policies

Please review some of our fare policies:

  • All customers must pay fare, use a ride card or bus pass upon boarding. Children under 5 are not required to pay when accompanied by an adult.
  • Unlimited use passes cannot be shared among other riders. One bus pass is allowed per person.
  • BC Transit does not issue refunds or accept returns on bus passes or ride cards after purchase.
  • More information can be found in our Policy and Procedure Manual, section 1.6