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Fares and Passes

Bus Fares (effective July 1, 2012)

Exact fare required. Help us provide you with faster service by having correct change ready when boarding. Drivers do not carry change.

  • Adults (18 yrs and up) - $1.00
  • Youth (K - 12th grade) – 75 cents
  • Children under 5 yrs old - FREE (Children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Saturday Family Fare - $1.00 per family (2 adults max)

Discounted Fares

Discount fares apply Monday - Friday during off-peak hours (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and after 6:30 p.m.) and all day Saturday.

  • Disabled/Low-Income Elderly – FREE
    Special pass required. Must apply for and meet qualifications. Call Iowa City Transit (356-5151) for details. Application forms
  • Elderly (60 years) - 50 cents
    Special pass required
  • Medicare card - 50 cents
  • SEATS card holder – FREE
    Call IC Transit (356-5151) for information. Application forms

Bus Pass

Bus PassFee
24-Hour$2.00
10-Ride$8.50
31-Day (Adult)$32.00
31-Day (Youth)$27.00
UI Semester (5 months)$100.00 (prorated)
or $60 if you don't have a university day permit
Kirkwood Semester$100.00 (prorated)
Youth Semester$100.00 (prorated)
UI Facility/Staff Annual$28.00 (per month)
or $12 (per month) if you don't have a university parking permit
Low-Income$27.00 (per month)
Student & Youth Summer Pass$27.00 (June 1 - July 31)
Fieldtrip PassCall ICT: 319-356-5151 for details
  • 24-hour Pass
    A 24-hour pass is now available to all passengers of Iowa City Transit (ICT). The 24-hour pass costs $2.00, is good for 24-hours upon purchase, can be used for an unlimited number of rides during the 24-hour period, and is sold on ICT buses.

    You must first inform the bus driver in order to purchase a 24-hour pass!

    1. Tell the driver you wish to purchase the pass,
    2. the driver will adjust the farebox accordingly and, when ready, will
    3. tell you to put your $2.00 into the farebox, and then
    4. your pass will be issued.

    As usual ICT does not make change so have the exact fee ready when you go to purchase the 24-hour pass.

    WARNING!! If you put your money for the pass into the farebox before the driver is ready, the pass will not be issued!

  • 10-Ride Pass
    This pass is good for a total of 10 rides to be used anytime during regular service hours. Discounted fare with this pass is 85 cents. Purchase at: Iowa City City Hall Cashier; Iowa City Parking, Tower Place ( 335 Iowa Avenue); 1st Ave. Hy-Vee; Waterfront Hy-Vee; Hy-Vee Drug Store (Rochester/First Ave) and North Dodge Hyvee.

  • 31-Day Adult Pass
    Valid for 31 days of unlimited rides from the first time it is used. Purchase a pass anytime during the month and use it for a full month. Purchase at: Iowa City City Hall; Iowa City Parking, Tower Place ( 335 Iowa Avenue); First Ave. Hy-Vee; Waterfront Hy-Vee; Hy-Vee Drug Store (Rochester/First Avenue) and North Dodge Hyvee.

  • 31-Day Youth Pass
    Valid for 31 days of unlimited rides from the first time it is used. Purchase a pass anytime during the month and use it for a full month. Purchase at: City Hall; Iowa City Parking, Tower Place (335 Iowa Avenue); 1st Ave. Hy-Vee.

  • UI Semester Passes
    Unlimited rides. Sold during Fall (8/1 - 12/31), Spring (1/1 - 5/31), and Summer (6/1 - 7/31) semesters. Purchase pass at any time at prorated fee. Purchase at: UI Parking Office.

  • Kirkwood Semester Passes
    Unlimited rides. Sold during Fall (8/1 - 12/31), Spring (1/1 - 5/31), and Summer (6/1 - 7/31) semesters. Purchase pass at any time at prorated fee. Purchase at Kirkwood Community College Bookstore. (Must show class schedule or ID).

  • Youth Semester Passes
    Unlimited rides. Sold during Fall (8/1 - 12/31), Spring (1/1 - 5/31), and Summer (6/1 - 7/31) semesters. Purchase pass at any time at prorated fee. Purchase at: City Hall Cashier; Iowa City Parking (Tower Place, 335 Iowa Avenue).

  • UI Faculty/Staff Annual
    These passes are available to UI Faculty & Staff starting every January 1, good for one year of unlimited rides. They are paid with a pre-tax payroll deduction at a rate of $28 per month. Purchase at UI Parking Office. If you do not have a University Parking Permit, the University subsidizes the pass to $12 per month pre-tax.

  • Low-Income
    Please contact Iowa City Transit (356-5151) for eligibility criteria.

  • Student & Youth Summer Pass
    Youth and Student Summer Passes are valid from June 1 to July 31. Unlimited rides for $27. Purchase at same locations as the Youth Semester passes.

  • Fieldtrip Pass
    Can be used by IC Community Schools and also by area day care providers. This pass allows for a large group to ride the bus and be billed at a later date. Call 356-5151 for details.

Bus and Shopping Coupon

With qualifying purchase ($15 minimum) from any participating downtown or Sycamore Mall merchant, you can obtain a bus ticket good for one free ride. Pass must be validated by merchant.

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