Passes are valid for
unlimited rides on RT buses and light rail until 1:30 a.m. the day after
purchase or validation. Basic Single Fare tickets are accepted on
buses. Exact change is required since bus operators do not carry or give
change. Pre-Paid tickets must be validated (date and time
stamped) by the fare vending machine
boarding light rail. Light rail tickets are valid for two hours from time of purchase or validation.
Tickets to ride on light rail must be purchased before boarding, and are
available from fare vending machines located at light rail stations. Monthly Passes, purchased in
advance, are valid for unlimited rides on RT buses and light rail for the
month shown, and through the first business day of the following month.
The Class Pass is a discounted group pass available to teachers
traveling with classes. For more information on the
program, please call 321-BUSS (2877).
Effective September 1, 2009, Central
City/Shuttle fares have been discontinued and transfers will no
longer be issued.
RT Fares Accepted by Other Transit Agencies
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Passengers are required to pay a
Basic or Discount single fare for each trip or may purchase a
daily pass valid for unlimited rides on that day.
Single ride tickets are good for two hours from time of
validation on light rail only. Daily and monthly passes are
valid for unlimited rides on buses and light rail for the date(s)
or month shown.
Bikes on Board!
RT buses are equipped with bike racks. Each rack can carry two bikes
at a time, even during peak
commute hours, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bikes are
not allowed inside RT buses (unless it is the
last bus on the route that day and the bike carrier is
For Bike Locker
information call: (916) 556-0354.
Only one bike allowed per passenger.
Bikes cannot be more than 80 inches long and
must be less than 48 inches high.
Motorized bikes are not allowed in and/or on
Bikes must be clean and free of sharp
In three simple steps and less than 25
seconds, you can load your bike onto the rack. Just follow the steps
displayed on the rack. Bikes may not be locked to the rack, and RT is not
responsible for bikes that are stolen, left on racks or damaged.
Bikes on Light
Bicyclists can catch light rail everyday
during all hours of operation.
Four bikes on board each light rail car, two
in front and two in the rear. However, in the first car, board only
through the rear door and no bikes are permitted at the front of the car
which is reserved for our disabled or elderly passengers.
Bicyclists must be able to load and unload
their bikes without assistance.
At anytime, cyclists may be asked to exit if
the train becomes full.
On the last train of the day, there is no
limit on the number of bikes that can board.
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RT Photo ID Cards
eligible to purchase RT discount monthly stickers must have a proper RT photo ID
card. RT photo ID cards cost $3 each and may be purchased by: seniors age 62 and
older (with written proof of age), and individuals with disabilities (with written
proof of disability). A Medicare ID card is valid to purchase an RT Disabled
photo ID card. Please call 321-2877 for a
listing of documentation accepted by RT for disabled and attendant IDs. Students
(ages 5-18) must show proof of enrollment, name and date of birth (birth
certificate, school id, ssn), name of parent (or legal guardian), and home
address and telephone number to purchase an RT student ID card. RT student ID cards are good for
passes and tickets can be purchased in person at RT's Customer Service & Sales
Center or at over 50 outlets located throughout the Sacramento area.
Monthly passes are sold from the 25th of each month through the 10th of the
following month. Call
321-BUSS (2877) for the outlet nearest you.
Passes and tickets may also be purchased by telephone (with a major credit card)
321-2849 or by mail. To request mail order
forms, call 321-BUSS (2877).
The Bus Book
Bus & Light Rail Timetable Book is your complete guide to Sacramento
Regional Transit. Detailed
Routes & Schedules
(with maps) are instantly at your fingertips. The Bus Book is available through
the RT Customer and Sales Center (adjacent to the 13th Street light rail
station), call 321-BUSS for more information. The price is $2.00. Buy yours
today! There is now a PDF version available online,
Here to download.
Destination Guide is your quick source for movie theaters, museums, libraries,
and other family attractions in the Sacramento area. Also included are the most
convenient RT routes that will get you there. Make it easy on yourself, use the
Destination Guide to plan your next Sacramento adventure using RT.
Senior and Disabled
law requires designated seats to be vacated when needed by passengers with
disabilities as requested by RT operator. The flip-up seats at the front of the
buses (and light rail trains) are reserved for wheelchair and mobility aid
Disturbing others with loud or unruly
behavior is prohibited. Talking with the operator while the bus (or train)
is in motion is not allowed.
Eating or smoking on buses and
light rail vehicles is not permitted. Beverages in tightly covered
containers are allowed.
Headphones must be used when listening to
In order to keep seats clean, please refrain
from putting feet on the seats.
Asking passenger for money is prohibited.
Traveling with Children
For safety purposes, please hold your child's hand while boarding
and exiting. Remember: The train and back door's of buses close automatically.
Strollers must be folded and placed out of the aisle. Whenever space is needed
for senior/disabled riders, the designated seats must be vacated.