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Bus passes make frequent riding more economical and easier because you don't need to carry exact change.

  • Period passes (24-hour, 7-day, and 31-day) allow you an unlimited number of rides during a specific time period. 7-day and 31-day passes are activated at the time of first use, and expire at midnight on the last day. For example, you can buy a 7-day pass on Friday, use it for the first time on Monday and it will be valid for a week, expiring the following Sunday at midnight.
  • 10-ride passes are valid for 10 rides and 24-hour passes expire 24-hours after activation.
  • Passes are not transferable or replaceable and all sales are final.

Purchase Passes

Donate Passes

You can make life easier for people in need with the help of donated bus passes. Purchase passes from pass vending machines at RTC transit centers or pass retailers all around town. Then you can donate the passes to organizations that help seniors, people with disabilities, families in need and other local residents. Questions? Please call the RTC Marketing Department at 775-348-8990 or Contact Us by email.

Group Pass Program

Meeting planners: learn how you can reduce your transportation budgets through the RTC RIDE  Group Pass Program.

Pass Vending Machines

Pass vending machines (PVM) are available at RTC 4TH STREET STATION and RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA for easy, quick and convenient pass purchases with cash, coin, debit or credit cards. All RTC RIDE passes are available from the PVMs, including 24-hour passes.

Purchasing a pass from a PVM is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Select your fare category and pass type
  2. Insert your payment
  3. Take your pass, change, and receipt

The PVMs provide up to $10 in change. Instructions are available in English and Spanish and through an audio feature for the convenience of all riders.

24-Hour Passes

Purchase 24-hour passes from pass vending machines (PVM) located at RTC 4TH STREET STATION and RTC CENTENNIAL PLAZA. If purchased from the PVM, the pass is not activated until first use. It will expire 24 hours after first use.
The 24-hour pass can also be purchased onboard all RTC RIDE buses at the time of boarding. The farebox will issue a 24-hour pass for unlimited trips on all RTC RIDE routes for the period of 24 hours. The back of the pass shows the date and time the pass was issued, as well as the date and time it expires. Unlike other RTC bus passes, the 24-hour pass purchased from the farebox on the bus is activated at the time it is issued.