Celebrate Happiness: Ride SacRT for Free on International Day of Happiness!

March 6, 2024 General


Join us in celebrating the International Day of Happiness, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, as SacRT offers systemwide free rides to all passengers. It’s our way of spreading joy, ensuring that everyone can get to the places that make them happy.

The International Day of Happiness is meant to celebrate the importance of happiness in all our lives. At SacRT, we want to spread happiness by making transportation accessible to everyone for free on Wednesday, March 20th.

To ride free, simply board any SacRT bus (including Elk Grove and Folsom), SmaRT Ride or light rail and your ride is on us. No free ride flyer is needed – just board and go! Free rides are also available on SacRT GO paratransit services for eligible passengers only; however, an advanced reservation is required.

Whether it’s your first-time riding or you’re a regular SacRT rider, use our online trip planner to map out your journey and explore our routes. If you have any questions or need trip planning assistance, contact SacRT’s Customer Service team at 916-321-BUSS (2877).

Fun Things to do to Celebrate Happiness in the Region  

Spend the day at the American River Parkway.  

Sacramento has over a dozen access points, which feature areas to fish, swim, bike, kayak, walk and run. There are several points along the train accessible via transit. Visit, sacrt.com/apps/ridetoparks for more information. 

Museums, History and more in Downtown. 

Downtown holds much of Sacramento’s rich history, beautiful art and culture. Several iconic institutions, including the Capitol, Crocker Art Museum, CA State Railroad Museum and the Old Sacramento Waterfront are all relatively close together and are made accessible with SacRT.  

The Blue, Gold and Green light rail lines all operate through downtown. Bus routes 11, 30, 33, 38, 51, 62, 86, and 88 and SmaRT ride microtransit all serve downtown. 

The Zoo and Fairytale Town 

William Land Park offers several activities for families: the Sacramento Zoo, Fairytale Town and Funderland. To get there with SacRT, take light rail to Sacramento City College, then take bus route 11 for a one-mile loop where it drops you off in front of the Zoo.  

Historic Folsom 

The Sacramento region’s rich history goes beyond the city. Historic Folsom’s history dates to the gold rush, with architecture and streets to make you feel like you’ve been placed in the height of the period. Sutter Street is filled with shops, places to dine and more. The river is just around the corner with beautiful views and places to hike, bike or run. To get there with SacRT, take the Gold Line to Iron Point Station. From there a shuttle bus will take you to Historic Folsom. SmaRT Ride microtransit service is also available. 


DOCO is home to the Golden 1 Center, there are several stores, restaurants and bars all worth checking out. When you’re finished there, K street is only a block away and has even more to do. Any bus serving downtown will get you to DOCO, the closest bus stops are L and 4th, 3rd and K, J and 4th, J and 6th, and L and 5th. The closest light rail station is 8th & K. SmaRT Ride microtransit service is also available. 

R Street Corridor 

R Street is full of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, spontaneous art exhibits and more. Both the 13th Street and 16th Street light rail stations will drop you right behind R Street. Bus route 106 will also drop you off near R Street. SmaRT Ride microtransit service is also available. 

KP International Market 

KP International Market is a great adventure to experience a range of Asian-influenced cuisine. To get there, take the Gold Line to the Cordova Town Center Station and you’ll be dropped off right in front of KP International Airport Market. SmaRT Ride microtransit service is also available.