Fare Structure

Local Fixed Routes

  • Cash single ride – $1.75 exact change
    Cash fare does not include transfer trips. Drivers do not issue paper transfers.
  • MyTARC card single ride – $1.50 stored value
    Includes transfer trips within two hours of initial boarding. An additional $1.00 will be deducted when transferring from a local to an express route.
  • MyTARC card passes
    • 24-hour pass – $3.50, starts with first use
    • 7-day pass – $15, starts with first use
    • 30-day pass – $50, starts with first use

Express Routes

  • Cash single ride – $2.75 exact change
    Cash fare does not include transfer trips. Drivers do not issue paper transfers.
  • MyTARC card single ride – $2.50 stored value
    Includes transfer trips within two hours of initial boarding. An additional $1.00 will be deducted when transferring from a local to an express route.
  • MyTARC card passes
    • 24-hour pass – $5.50, starts with first use
    • 7-day pass – $23, starts with first use
    • 30-day pass – $85, starts with first use

Circulator Routes

  • Cash single ride – $0.75 exact change
  • MyTARC card single ride – $0.75 stored value

TARC3 Paratransit Service

TARC3 eligible paratransit riders: Purchase TARC3 tickets here. If you also ride TARC fixed route buses, you are eligible for reduced fares with a MyTARC card. See reduced fare information in the section above.

Reduced Fares for Eligible Passengers

Cash or MyTARC card fares

  • Local – $0.80
  • Express – $1.30 express
  • Circulator – $0.30

Transfers from Local to Express will be charged an additional $0.50. Cash fare does not include transfer trips. Drivers do not issue paper transfers.

Eligible passengers:

  • Youth age 6 to 17 – must show verification of school enrollment and obtain a MY TARC photo ID card. Children ages 5 and under ride fare-free on all routes.
  • Citizens with disabilities – must complete eligibility form.
  • Medicare cardholders – must show a Medicare ID and compete eligibility form.
  • Citizens age 65 and older – must how proof of age or government-issued ID.

MyTARC photo ID cards for reduced-fare eligible passengers are issued only at the TARC Customer Service kiosk located at 1000 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203. Reduced fare MyTARC photo ID cards have an initial fee of $5.00. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call (502) 585-1234.

Free Fares for Community Partners

Through a partnership with TARC, local businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies provide more than 100,000 fare-free trips to their employees and students every month.

Community partners include:

  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • Humana
  • Louisville Metro Government
  • Masonic Homes Kentucky
  • Simmons University
  • University of Louisville
  • UofL Health
  • UPS

Contact us to learn how your organization can become a TARC community partner and strengthen the workforce of today and tomorrow.