To buy tickets, continue to the Store. To learn more about our fare schedule, see below.

Adult Student
(Ages 5-18)
Reduced* (Senior/Disabled/Medicare) Reduced*
Lift **
Cash Fare (One Way) $2.00 $1.50 $1.00 $1.00 $4.00
10-Ride Card $18.00 15.00 $9.00 $9.00 N/A
Ticket Strip (10) N/A N/A N/A N/A $40.00
31-Day Pass $50.00 $40.00 $35.00 $25.00 N/A
Children Under 5 *** FREE ` ` ` `
* Refer to Reduced Fare Policy below for eligibility requirements.
** Must be certified eligible.
*** Limit three (3) children with each paid fare.

Download a printable copy of the fare schedule by clicking here: fares_2016

Passes, cards and tickets are available for purchase at Quincy Street Station, at this website by clicking on “Store“, and at all Topeka Dillon’s and HyVee grocery stores.

Bus Operators do not make change.  If you do not have exact fare, you will be issued a change card for any excess amount which can be used at the farebox on future trips.  You must have your fare, ride card, or pass (and reduced ID, if applicable) ready when boarding a vehicle.

31-Day Pass (Fixed Route Only)

A 31-Day Pass is recommended for riders who average at least 40 trips per month.  31-Day Passes are valid for 31 days from the time the pass is first used on a fixed route bus.  Passes are not available for the Lift Service.  Multiple passes may be purchased at one time.  They are non-returnable and non-refundable.

10-Ride Card (Fixed Route Only)

A 10-Ride Card is recommended for riders who would not benefit from the 31-Day Pass, including occasional riders who don’t want to worry about carrying exact change.  Multiple 10-Ride Cards may be purchased at one time and have no expiration date.  They are non-returnable and non-refundable.

Lift Ticket Strip (10 tickets)

Lift ticket strips are for use on the paratransit service, also known as the “Lift”, and cannot be used on the fixed route buses.  Multiple ticket strips may be purchased at one time.  Lift ticket strips are non-returnable and non-refundable.


If it is necessary to use more than one route to complete a one-way trip, ask the operator for a transfer when you pay your fare upon boarding.  Transfers are good for 90 minutes from the time that they are issued at the farebox.  Transfers are not intended to be used for a round trip.

Reduced Fare Policy (Senior/Disabled /Medicare)

Reduced fares are available for persons with a disability, Medicare recipients, and those over 65.  In order to use the reduced fare items (cash, 10-ride cards or 31-day passes), you must show a Reduced Fare ID card to the Bus Operator when paying the fare.  To obtain the Topeka Metro reduced fare ID card, you must complete an application, which can be downloaded by clicking on the document links below.  Applications can also be picked up at Quincy Street Station or mailed out to you upon request by calling 783-7000.

Reduced Fare ID Disabilities Medicare
Reduced Fare ID 65 and Older
Reduced Fare ID Card Replacement Application

Reduced Fare (Income Qualified)

Income Form – English
Income Form – Spanish
Income Form – Spanish English Agency

IDs are free of charge, however, there is a replacement fee of $2.00 if lost, damaged, or stolen within the first year. There is no replacement fee for cards damaged from normal wear and tear after the first year.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.  How do I use my Reduced Fare ID on Metro’s Services?
A.  Show your Reduced Fare ID to the operator when boarding Metro’s fixed route buses to use your reduced fare pass, 10-ride card or cash fare.

Q.  I lost my Reduced Fare ID.  Do I need to fill out another application?
A.  No.  If you lost your Reduced Fare ID and it has not expired, you do not need to reapply.  However, you will be required to complete the Card Replacement Application (see link above).

Q.  Can I just show my Medicare card to ride the Metro for a reduced fare?
A.  No, you must present your Reduced Fare ID to ride for a reduced fare.

Youth Fare

Youth between the ages of 5-18 are eligible for the Youth Fare.  Youth do not have to complete a form or get an ID, but they do have to show a high school ID or a picture ID which lists their birth date when they pay their fare.