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As of January 15, 2022, RIPTA no longer accepts paper fare products on board (except for paper Monthly Passes, which will be accepted on board through the end of June).

Passengers must pay their fare with one of the following:

  • Wave smart card
  • Wave mobile app
  • Cash (Exact Change Only)
  • Printable QR Code
  • Photo ID Bus Pass
  • Paper Monthly Pass (through June 2022)
  • U-Pass ID

Wave is RIPTA’s smart fare collection system. It’s a convenient way for passengers to ride RIPTA with either a smart card or their smart phone. Click here for more information.

Passengers can trade in their old paper fare products through the Wave Exchange program.

 

Fares

**Cash Fare (Exact change only) $2 per boarding
Wave Full Fare (1 hour of unlimited rides) $2
Wave Day Pass (for unlimited travel until 2am next day) $6
Wave Monthly Pass $70
Senior/Disabled Off-Peak $1.00
RIde/Paratransit $4

Once you add value to your Wave account, the Wave reader will deduct $2 from your stored balance when you tap your card or scan your app when you board. The $2 fare entitles you to one hour of unlimited rides! Don’t forget, with Earn As You Go, you will never pay more than the cost of a Day Pass in a day or the value of a Monthly Pass in a calendar month. You do not have to pre-purchase a Day Pass or Monthly Pass.

*Children under five years old ride free when accompanied by an adult (limit of three children per adult).

**Cash fares are exact change only. Drivers cannot make change.

 

Wave

Price Varies

  • RIPTA’s smart fare collection system is an easy way to ride RIPTA with either a smart card or smart phone.

Reduced Fare Pass

$10.00

  • Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program for Seniors and People with Disabilities. Passes that include your picture, are not transferable and will be confiscated if used by another individual that is not the person in the picture.

RIde Fare

$4.00

  • • Valid for one trip on the RIde Paratranasit Program.
  • • Ticket valid on RIde service only.
  • • You must qualify for the RIde program in order to purchase this fare.
  • Eligibility form.

Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program for Low-Income Seniors and People with Disabilities

RIPTA offers a special Reduced Fare Bus Pass Program that allows qualifying low-income seniors (age 65 or over) and low-income persons with disabilities to travel at no cost.

RIPTA also complies with federal transit guidelines and offers half-fare boarding to seniors and persons with disabilities, regardless of income, during OFF PEAK hours.  These passengers pay full fare during RIPTA peak service hours (7am-9 am and 3pm-6pm) on weekdays. They can also use a Medicare Card to board.

For more information on how to apply for this program, please click here.

RIPTA also complies with federal transit guidelines and offers half-fare boarding to seniors and persons with disabilities, regardless of income, during OFF PEAK hours. Passengers enrolled in this program are issued “Valid Off Peak” photo identification cards. These passengers pay full fare during RIPTA peak service hours (7am-9am and 3pm-6pm) on weekdays. They can also use a Medicare Card to board.

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority Refund/Exchange Policy

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