Fares-Effective December 1, 2019:
Fixed Route Fares
|Cash Fare (One Way)||$2.00||$1.50||$1.00|
|Children Under 5**||Free||Free||Free|
|Annual Bus Pass||$300.00||$300.00||$300.00|
|* Refer to Reduced Fare Policy below for eligibility requirements.|
|** Limit three (3) children with each paid fare.|
Lift / Paratransit Fares (Must be certified eligible.)
|Cash Fare (One Way)||$4.00|
|Children Under 5**||Free|
** Limit three (3) children with each paid fare.
Passes, cards and tickets are available for purchase at Quincy Street Station (QSS), at this website by clicking on “Store“, and at all Topeka Dillons and Hy-Vee grocery stores. Annual passes can only be purchased at QSS.
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. Change cards cannot be used to purchase passes, cards, or tickets at QSS, outlets, or online. You must have your fare, ride card, or pass (and Topeka Metro Reduced Fare ID, if applicable) ready when you board the vehicle.
24-Hour Pass (Fixed-Route Only)
This pass can also be purchased at the farebox. The 24-hour pass expires 24-hours after being initiated by the farebox and the time period will skip over days Topeka Metro is closed for service.
Annual Bus Pass (Fixed-Route Only)
The annual bus pass is good for unlimited rides on the fixed route buses and expires 12-months after registering. Your photo is taken at QSS and placed on the bus pass; therefore, annual passes can only be purchased at QSS. Passes are non-returnable and non-refundable.
31-Day Pass (Fixed-Route Only)
This pass is good for unlimited rides on the fixed route buses 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, but will not be initiated until first used on the bus. Passes are non-returnable and non-refundable.
10-Ride Card (Fixed Route Only)
A 10-ride card is recommended for passengers who would not benefit from the 31-day pass, including those who only ride occasionally. Multiple cards may be purchased at one time and have no expiration date. Each time the passenger uses the card to pay their fare, one trip is deducted from the remaining total. Cards are non-returnable and non-refundable. These cards cannot be used to purchase a 24-hour pass.
Lift Ticket Strip (Lift Service Only)
Lift ticket strips are for use on the paratransit service, also known as the “Lift”, and cannot be used on the fixed route buses. There are ten (10) tickets in each strip. Multiple ticket strips may be purchased at one time. Lift ticket strips are non-returnable and non-refundable.
Topeka Public Schools
High School students attending Topeka Public Schools (USD #501) can ride the Metro fixed routes with a yearly TPS student bus pass, available at each school. TPS high schools and select middle schools distribute these passes to students. Contact your school office for more information on obtaining a student pass.
Washburn University & Washburn Institute of Technology
Washburn University and Washburn Tech students, faculty, and staff can ride Topeka Metro fixed routes by swiping their iCard through the farebox.
Youth between the ages of 5-18 are eligible for a discounted youth fare. Youth do not have to obtain a Topeka Metro Reduced Fare ID, but they may be asked to show their high school ID or a picture ID which lists their birth date when they pay their fare.
Reduced Fare Policy (Senior / Disabled / Medicare / Income)
Reduced fares are available for persons over age 65, those with a disability, Medicare recipients, and those who meet income qualifications. In order to use the reduced fare items (cash, 24-hour passes, 10-ride cards or 31-day passes), you must show a Topeka Metro Reduced Fare ID card to the bus operator when boarding and paying your 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 (820 SE Quincy St.) or mailed out to you upon request by calling 785-783-7000. Those completing an income form must have a social service agency authorize the form prior to submitting it to Metro.
Residents of Topeka Housing Authority (THA) properties may obtain their Topeka Metro Reduced Fare ID at the THA main office at 2010 SE California or call 785-357-8842 for more information.
Community Action has a mobile ID printer available to assist passengers in obtaining their Topeka Metro Reduced Fare ID, based on income qualifications. For schedule information, call 785-836-4500, or visit www.wefightpoverty.org.
Replacement IDs must be obtained where you originally got the card.
Initial 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 from normal wear and tear after the first year. ID’s are valid for three years.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How do I use my Reduced Fare ID on Topeka Metro’s Services?
A. Show your Reduced Fare ID to the operator when boarding Topeka Metro’s fixed route buses for a reduced 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. Complete only Part A of the Reduced Fare ID Application and attach a photocopy of your Medicare card and one form of picture ID. You will receive a Reduced Fare ID to show to the operator when boarding Topeka Metro's fixed route buses for a reduced fare.
Q. Is there a reduced fare for Youth?
A. Youth between the ages of 5-18 are eligible for the Youth Fare. Youth do not have to obtain a Topeka Metro Reduced Fare ID, but they may be asked to show their high school ID or a picture ID which lists their birth date when they pay their fare.
Q. If I have a valid reduced fare ID from another transit system, can I use it to ride at a reduced rate on Topeka Metro routes?
A. Yes. Show your valid reduced fare ID to the operator when boarding.
|Pase de 24 horas||$4.00|
|Tarjeta de 10 paseos||$18.00|
|Pase de 31 días||$50.00|
|Pase annual de bus / bicicleta||$300.00|
(Mayores / Discapacitados / Medicare / Ingressos)*
|Pase de 24 horas||$2.00|
|Tarjeta de 10 paseos||$9.00|
|Pase de 31 días||$35.00|
Tarifa de la Juventude
|Pase de 24 horas||$3.00|
|Tarjeta de 10 paseos||$15.00|
|Pase de 31 días||$40.00|
Servicio del Lift
|Tira de 10 bilhetes||$40.00|
|Tarjetas de cambio electrónico||gratis|
|Empleados de Topeka Metro, dependientes, pensioneros||gratis|
|Niños menores de 5 años (Límite 3 por tarifa pagada)||gratis|
|Pase de FREEdom (se permite 1 PCA gratis)||gratis|
|Educador de tránsito con ID adecuado||gratis con estudiante pago|
Eliminación de “Transfers”
No se dan “transfers” cuando se usa efectivo, tarjeta de 10 paseos, tarjeta de paseo gratis, o tarjeta de cambio electronico.
* Viajar a un precio reducido requiere el ID adecuado. Las solicitudes de tarifas reducidas pueden obtenerse en la estación de Quincy Street (820 SE Quincy) o en topekametro.org. Las solicitudes de tarifa reducida de ingresos también están disponibles a través de agencias de servicios sociales y deben ser autorizadas por una agencia antes de obtener una ID de tarifa reducida. Las agencias pueden comprar pases de 24 horas a granel (cantidades de 100) con un descuento.