Your Free Ride to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

July 21, 2021 SacRT in Community

SacRT has extended free transit rides to scheduled COVID-19 vaccine appointments through Thursday, September 30, 2021. SacRT began offering free rides on March 1, 2021.

The free rides include all vaccination sites in Sacramento County within SacRT’s service area, including hospitals, pharmacies, and other immunization locations.

To ride free, you only need to show a COVID-19 vaccine appointment confirmation in the form of an email, text or vaccine card, which will serve as valid fare only on the date noted in your appointment confirmation to ride SacRT’s fixed-route bus, light rail, Folsom Stage Line, SmaRT Ride or SacRT GO Paratransit Services. Please note: free rides are not available for SacRT’s contracted services (Rancho CordoVan and Elk Grove’s e-Tran services).

When boarding a bus, show the operator either a printout or screenshot on a smartphone, or have ready to show a fare inspector when riding light rail.

Please note: SacRT is only providing transportation, not administering the COVID-19 vaccine itself.

Sacramento County hosted COVID-19 vaccination sites are currently open for anyone age 16 or older.

For more information on vaccinations, eligibility and appointments, visit Sacramento County’s Coronavirus vaccine website.

SmaRT Ride and SacRT Go Now Serving McClellan Park COVID-19 Vaccine Center

SacRT has teamed up with Sacramento County Public Health and SmaRT Ride software provider Via to add a SmaRT Ride and SacRT Go stop at McClellan Park in the North Sacramento zone. The SmaRT Ride or SacRT Go shuttle will drop-off and pick-up customers between Lucas Ave and Dudley Blvd in McClellan Park. Get the McClellan Park Vaccine Shuttle Flyer.

To request a ride on SmaRT Ride, download the free SacRT SmaRT Ride app (App Store or Google Play). Visit to learn more. Masks are required on transit at all times. 

Plan a Trip to Your Vaccination Site

The SacRT trip planner allows you to plan your trip on bus or light rail at:

To request a ride on SmaRT Ride on-demand microtransit service, download the free SacRT SmaRT Ride app (App Store or Google Play) or call 916-321-BUSS (2877) for assistance. SmaRT Ride service is available in nine different zones throughout Sacramento County. Learn more about SmaRT Ride at

SacRT GO Paratransit Services subscription customers can book a ride up to two days prior to their scheduled vaccination date. Call 916-321-BUSS (2877), select option 2 to discuss with a SacRT GO reservation specialist. Learn more about paratransit services at

No Mask, No Ride

SacRT requires anyone waiting at a station or transit center, riding transit, or visiting the SacRT Customer Service and Sales Center located at 1225 R Street, to wear a mask. Visit for more on our COVID-19 precautions.