You must have the exact fare to board a Ben Franklin Transit bus.  You can also use monthly passes, 10-Ride tickets or purchase a Day Pass from the Coach Operator. Our Coach Operators do not make change or carry money!


If more than one bus is needed to reach your destination, ask the driver for a transfer. Transfers are free and are good for 1-1/2 hours from the time you get them.  Please note, that transfers cannot be used for a return trip on your original bus and transfers are not issued on transfers.  An untorn transfer will be used as an all day pass.

Bus Pass and Ticket Prices

Pass and Ticket Outlets or Purchase Online

Regular (Adult) $25.00 $12.00 $1.50
Dial-A-Ride $25.00 $12.00 $1.50
* Dial-A-Ride eligible may ride fixed route buses for free      
Premium Dial-A-Ride:  Pick-ups and drops beyond 3/4 mile of fixed routes (includes Finley DAR)       $25.00 $3.00
All Day Pass  (All ages, all fixed routes)     $4.00
Senior Citizens (65 years and older, Fixed Routes)     Free
Children Age 5 and younger (Fixed Routes)     Free
Youth (Age 6 through High School) $14.00 $8.00 $1.00
Summer Youth Pass $25.00    

Reduced Fare for Medicare Cardholder & Disabled Persons
(Non Dial-A-Ride eligible, ID Required) – Sold at Three Rivers Transit Center ONLY; BFT accepts the following documents as forms of verification for a Reduced Bus Pass:

  • Medicare card
  • Social Security Disability award letter
  • Department of Vocational Rehab (DVR) and Division of Developmental Disability (DDD) letter
  • Written attestation from a Medical/Mental Health care provider (can be on their letterhead or they can complete & sign our reduced fare application)
  • WA State Handicap Parking ID (permanent)


$12.50 $6.00 $0.75
Freedom Monthly Pass
(includes unlimited rides on Fixed Route buses, Dial-A-Ride if eligible, Trans+Plus Night service, and Special Event service if applicable)

General Demand Response – 3/4 mile from a fixed route (Temporarily Suspended)


General Demand Response – 3/4 mile from fixed route (Youth) (Temporarily Suspended)

Premium GDR – more than 4 miles from fixed route or outside the PTBA (Temporarily Suspended)     $3.00
Special Event Service

Family of up to 5:

Individual Fare:

Seniors, Disabled or Medicare:





PLEASE NOTE: if you have purchased 10-ride tickets at a lesser price they will be honored as full payment on all of the local system services.

Unless otherwise noted, Children age five (5) and under ride free when accompanied by an adult. Children under age six (6) are not allowed to ride Ben Franklin Transit fixed route service without adult supervision.