COVID Update, August 2020: Fares are suspended on RideKC buses through 2020 as a preventative message to reduce interaction among riders and bus operators.
When riding the bus, you have affordable options to pay the fare. In most areas, the base bus fare will run $1.50, with express routes costing a little more. Seniors, youths and riders with disabilities can qualify for a half fare in many places.
Buses accept cash payment. If you don't have exact fare, a change card can be issued for future rides.
A free two-hour transfer can be issued on request on all service.
The KC Streetcar is free to ride: No fare or pass neeeded to ride on the streetcar in downtown.
Local Fare: Accepted on all KCATA, Johnson County, Unified Government and Independence local routes and most Johnson County Express routes, including KCATA's 16, 29, 52, 519, 529, 563, 569, 571, 595.
$1.50 Full Fare or $0.75 Reduced Fare
KCATA Suburban Express: 535, 550, 570
$3.00 Full Fare
$1.50 Reduced Fare available on 550 only
Johnson County K10 Connector: 510
$3.00 Full Fare, No Reduced Fare