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Fares & Bus Passes

Information about bus fares and transit pass prices.

Base Fares (as of 9/24/21)

Fare Type Description Price
Adult Standard fare for customers except those who qualify for reduced or free fares (below)

$1.00

Honored Citizen People with mobility impairment or Medicare cardholders.  Must show picture identification. 
See Honored Citizens for details.

35 cents

Ages 60+ and Student

Ages 60+ (must show valid ID) and 10 through 25 years of age
(must show a valid school or ABQ RIDE ID).

Free

UNM & CNM

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

Free

Child Children 9 years old and under accompanied by an adult with valid fare.

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 $2.00 $2.00
1 Way Pass $1.00 35 cents
1 Month Pass $30.00 $12.00
3 Month Pass $75.00 $30.00
6 Month Pass $125.00 $50.00
12 Month Pass $225.00 $90.00
Pass Type Description Price
One (1)-Day Pass Unlimited rides for one day. Available for purchase on bus. $2.00
Two (2)-Day Pass Unlimited rides for two consecutive days. Available for purchase on bus. $4.00
Three (3)-Day Pass Unlimited rides for three consecutive days. Available for purchase on bus. $6.00
Gold Pass
One (1)-Month
Commuter pass for unlimited rides for thirty-one (31) consecutive days. $30.00
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.

$75.00
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. $125.00
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.

$225.00
Silver Pass
One (1)-Month
Honored Citizens (age 62+ or mobility impaired) $12.00
Silver Pass
Three (3)-Month
Honored Citizens (age 62+ or mobility impaired) $30.00
Silver Pass
Six (6)-Month
Honored Citizens (age 62+ or mobility impaired) $50.00
Silver Pass
Twelve (12)-Month

Honored Citizens (age 62+ or mobility impaired)

$90.00
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) $12.00
College/Vocational Pass
Three (3)-Month
For college and vocational school students (non UNM or CNM) $30.00
College/Vocational Pass
Six (6)-Month
For college and vocational school students (non UNM or CNM) $50.00
College/Vocational Pass
Twelve (12)-Month
For college and vocational school students (non UNM or CNM) $90.00

 

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 $20.00
Indigent
One Month Pass

Through agency only

$10.00
Indigent
One Day Pass
Through agency only $1.00
SunVan Certification
One Way
Certification required $2.00
SunVan
10 Coupon Book
Certification required $18.00

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 $1.00 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.