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Fares & Bus Passes

Information about bus fares and transit pass prices.

Base Fares

Fare Type Description Price
Adult Standard fare for customers who are not Students, Honored Citizens, or Children.

$1

Honored Citizen Age 62+ or mobility impaired.
Honored Citizens, including Medicare cardholders, must show picture identification.

35 cents

Student

Age 10 through High School.
Middle and High School students must show a valid school or ABQ RIDE ID.

35 cents

UNM & CNM

Student, staff and faculty ride free with valid ID sticker.

Free

Child Children 9 years old and under accompanied by paying adult.

Free

Class Pass The Class Pass allows a teacher to take up to 15 students, from 3rd grade through 12th grade, on a bus ride to field trips in the City of Albuquerque. Please request your class pass at least two weeks in advance of your trip.
To request information about the Class Pass, call (505) 243-7433 or e-mail: [email protected]

Rates vary. First-Class Pass: Free

Passes

Where to buy your bus pass.

Ticket Vending Machines (at Transit Centers)

Pass Type Regular Student, College/Vocational, & Honored Citizen
1 Day Pass $2 $2
1 Way Pass $1 35 cents
1 Month Pass $30 $12
3 Month Pass $75 $30
6 Month Pass $125 $50
12 Month Pass $225 $90
Pass Type Description Price
One (1)-Day Pass Unlimited rides for one day. Available for purchase on bus. $2
Two (2)-Day Pass Unlimited rides for two consecutive days. Available for purchase on bus. $4
Three (3)-Day Pass Unlimited rides for three consecutive days. Available for purchase on bus. $6
Gold Pass
One (1)-Month
Commuter pass for unlimited rides for thirty-one (31) consecutive days. $30
Gold Pass
Three (3)-Month

Commuter pass for unlimited rides for three (3) consecutive months. Person using pass must purchase pass and have picture taken at the Alvarado Transportation Center.

$75
Gold Pass
Six (6)-Month
Commuter pass for unlimited rides for six (6) consecutive months. Person using pass must purchase pass and have picture taken at the Alvarado Transportation Center. $125
Gold Pass
Twelve (12)-Month

Commuter pass for unlimited rides for twelve (12) consecutive months. Person using pass must purchase pass and have picture taken at the Alvarado Transportation Center.

$225
Silver Pass
One (1)-Month
Honored Citizens (age 62+ or mobility impaired) $12
Silver Pass
Three (3)-Month
Honored Citizens (age 62+ or mobility impaired) $30
Silver Pass
Six (6)-Month
Honored Citizens (age 62+ or mobility impaired) $50
Silver Pass
Twelve (12)-Month

Honored Citizens (age 62+ or mobility impaired)

$90
Student Pass
One (1)-Month
For students (age 10 through high school) $12
Student Pass
Three (3)-Month
For students (age 10 through high school) $30
Student Pass
Six (6)-Month
For students (age 10 through high school) $50
Student Pass
Twelve (12)-Month
For students (age 10 through high school) $90
College/Vocational Pass
One (1)-Month
For college and vocational school students (non UNM or CNM) $12
College/Vocational Pass
Three (3)-Month
For college and vocational school students (non UNM or CNM) $30
College/Vocational Pass
Six (6)-Month
For college and vocational school students (non UNM or CNM) $50
College/Vocational Pass
Twelve (12)-Month
For college and vocational school students (non UNM or CNM) $90

 

Proof of Eligibility for Discounts

  • Honored Citizen & Silver Passes: age 62+ or mobility impaired, Medicare cardholders. Individuals using pass must be present at time of purchase at the Alvarado Transportation Center. You are required to bring either a Red, White, or Blue Medicare card OR you can show your New Mexico ID to prove that your are 62 years of age or older. One of these is required.
  • Student Tickets & Passes: students, aged 10 through high school. For students (age 10 through high school), a current school class schedule or student ID must be provided when purchasing a Student bus pass. For 3, 6 and 12 month passes, student must be present at time of purchase at the Alvarado Transportation Center.
  • College/Vocational Passes: non UNM or CNM; a current school class schedule or student ID must be provided when purchasing a College pass. Students can only purchase 3, 6 and/or 12 month passes in person at the Alvarado Transportation Center.
  • UNM & CNM students & faculty: an ID card with valid sticker is required to qualify for free rides. 

Special Passes

Where to buy your bus pass.

Pass Type Description Price
TMA/TANF Employer/Agency only $20
Indigent
One Month Pass

Through agency only

$10
Indigent
One Day Pass
Through agency only $1
SunVan Certification
One Way
Certification required $2
SunVan
10 Coupon Book
Certification required $18

About Fares & Passes

  • ABQ RIDE Customer Service Center accepts cash, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
  • No refunds on passes.
  • Drivers don't carry money and can't open fareboxes to make change.
  • Fareboxes only accept U.S. coins - nickels, dimes and quarters - and $1 bills. Pennies and half-dollar coins are not accepted. ABQ RIDE fareboxes cannot give change.
  • Have exact change ready before boarding.
  • Proper identification is required to purchase Silver Monthly Passes and College Monthly Passes. Proof of student status is required to purchase Student Passes.
  • Passes aren't valid for special events.