Purchase Locations

  • All tickets and passes can be purchased at the Downtown Modesto Transit Center Customer Service Office. 
  • Regular 1, 7, and 31-Day Passes are available at the Stanislaus State University (CSUS) Student Center during business hours. 
  • Passes can also be purchased by mail with a check or money order sent to the StanRTA Office (see below for details)
  • Fixed Route and Commuter fares can always be purchased on the Token Transit app (see below for details)
  • 1-Day Passes can be purchased on the bus with exact change. Only cash is accepted, and drivers do not carry change. Please have the exact change ready to deposit in the fare box before boarding the bus.

All persons must have a valid Pass/Ticket in their possession while riding the bus. Tickets are not transferable. Fare evasion is a violation of State Penal Code Section 640.

Please be aware that The S does not offer exchanges, replacements nor refunds for passes. This policy applies to passes that have been folded, ripped, or water damaged and includes passes that were purchased and activated prior to free ride promotion days.

Fixed Route Service

Type of FareCost
Youth (Ages 0-18 years)Free
Veterans and Active Military (with proof of eligibility)Free
Cash Fare (All Day Pass Unlimited Trips) - Regular$2
Cash Fare (All Day Pass Unlimited Trips) - Half Fare (Senior/Disabled/Medicare)
Note: Driver may ask for proof of eligibility 
1-Day Pass (Unlimited Trips) - Regular$2
1-Day Pass (Unlimited Trips)  - Half Fare (Senior/Disabled/Medicare)
Note: Driver may ask for proof of eligibility 
7-Day Pass (Unlimited Trips) - Regular$10
7-Day Pass (Unlimited Trips) - Half Fare (Senior/Disabled/Medicare)
Note: Driver may ask for proof of eligibility
31-Day Pass (Unlimited Trips) - Regular$40
31-Day Pass (Unlimited Trips) - Half Fare (Senior/Disabled/Medicare)
Note: Driver may ask for proof of eligibility 
MJC Students with ID and current semester stickerFree
Transfers to Turlock Transit and Escalon Transit$0.25

Fixed route - 1 day pass

Proof of Eligibility for Seniors, Persons with Disabilities, or Medicare Card Holders

A StanRTA Half Fare Discount Card, Medicare Card, ADA Paratransit Eligibility Card, or identification showing status is acceptable proof of eligibility for Half Fare Passes. A valid discount ID card from other transit systems is acceptable.

Commuter ServicesBART- 31 day pass

Type of FareCost
BART Commuter - 31 Day Pass$165
BART Commuter - 1 Day Pass                      (Same Day Round Trip)$15
ACE CommuterIncluded in Fixed Route
Stockton CommuterIncluded in Fixed Route
Youth (Ages 0-18 years)
Veterans and Active Military
(with proof of eligibility)    


Dial-A-Ride ServicesStanRTA - DAR Individual Tickets - Discount

Type of FareCost
Demand Response - 1 Way 
Includes Paratransit (ADA), Dial-A-Ride & Shuttle Services
Medivan Service - 1 Way - Patient$10
Medivan Service - 1 Way - Attendant$5
Youth (Ages 0-18 years)

Veterans and Active Military (with proof of eligibility)


Mobile Tickets and Passes

Token Transit logoYou are able to purchase and use bus tickets or passes on your smartphones or other mobile devices quickly and conveniently by downloading the Token Transit App in the App Store (iOS) or  Google Play (Android).  This app eliminates the need to wait in line for passes or have exact change for the bus, so you can get to the places you can go faster on "The S"  - Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA).

Token Transit Features

  • Bus ticket and pass purchases (one day, seven day, or 31 day pass) using the app on smartphones
  • Convenient bus boarding using your smartphone
  • The ability to send transit mobile tickets or passes to recipients 
  • Group purchases for family and friends traveling together using one smartphone

How it Works

  1. Download - Install “Token Transit” from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android). Enable Bluetooth and Location Services.
  2. Purchase- 
    1. Select a Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA) fare type. 
    2. Pay with your credit or debit card
    3. All purchased mobile tickets or passes are stored in your Token Transit account
  3. Activate - When you are ready to ride, tap your ticket or pass to activate. All tickets and passes are stored in your Token Transit account.
  4. Ride - As you board the bus, show your phone to the driver. Ride the bus anytime with ease and convenience.

MJC Bus Pass ProgramMJC Students Ride Free with and image of a bus

Modesto Junior College (MJC) students can ride Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA) buses for free simply by displaying their MJC Student ID card with a current semester sticker to the driver. This program is available on all StanRTA services.

Obtain Your MJC Student ID and Current Semester Sticker on the West Campus at the Reception Desk, located in the lobby of the Mary Stuart Rogers Center. 

Purchase by Mail

You may purchase any StanRTA pass by mail.

Make a check or money order payable to StanRTA, and mail to:
Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority
912 11th Street, Suite 100
Modesto, CA  95354

Tell us what you want and provide us with your name, mailing address and phone number - we'll handle it from there.  A receipt will always be mailed to the purchaser.  Please allow sufficient time for processing the purchase and mailing of requested fare media.  

Discounted Fare Media Purchases

The first time you purchase a discounted pass or ticket by mail you must send a photocopy of acceptable proof of eligibility. Remember, discount pass and ticket users (Seniors, Persons with Disabilities, Medicare Card Holders) must also show proof of eligibility to driver. 

Order Limit

Mail orders may not exceed $175 in value.