Fares & Bus Passes

Fee Schedule
Regular Reduced1 T-Lift2
One-Way Fare $1.00 $0.50 $2.00
Night Line Fare $2.00
Day Pass $2.75 $1.35
10-Ride Punch Card $10.00 $5.00 $20.00
Monthly Pass $34.00 $17.00 $68.00
Child (5 & Under) Free
1 Refer to Reduced Fare Policy below for eligibility requirements.
2 Must be certified eligible.


KU Card

KU Card

University of Kansas students, faculty and staff can ride all buses by showing their KU Card upon boarding.

K-12 Student Semester Bus Pass

For only $10, the student semester bus pass is good for unlimited rides for four months. Passes are offered for spring (Jan-Apr), summer (May-Aug), and fall (Sept-Dec). Available for purchase at Dillons, Hy-Vee, and The Merc.

Day Pass

Good for unlimited rides in a single day.

10-Ride Punch Card

Recommended for occasional riders who don’t want to worry about carrying exact change.

Monthly Pass

Recommended for riders who average at least 40 trips per calendar month, and should be purchased prior to the month pass will be used.

Bus Pass Sales Locations

Day passes, 10-ride punch cards, and monthly passes can be purchased at the following locations:

City Hall, Utility Billing Office (First Floor)
6 East 6th Street (on routes 4, 6)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays
Cash or check only.

The Merc
901 Iowa (on routes 4, 36)
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Cash, check, or credit cards accepted.

1015 W 23rd Street (on routes 5, 11)
1740 Massachusetts Street (on route 7)
3000 W 6th Street (on routes 6, 36)
4701 W 6th Street (on routes 6, 9, and 10)
7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Cash, check, or credit cards accepted.

3504 Clinton Parkway (on routes 9, 29)
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Cash or credit cards accepted.


If it is necessary to use more than one route to complete a one-way trip, ask the driver for a free transfer when you pay your fare. A transfer is valid up to one hour on any bus, except the route on which it was issued. Transfers cannot be used for a round trip.

Reduced Fare Policy

Certain passengers are eligible for a reduced fare on fixed-route service:

  • Students in grades K-12
  • Haskell Indian Nations University students
  • Age 60+
  • Persons with disabilities — Medicare or T Lift card

Passengers seeking a reduced fare are required to prove their status through a valid state-issued or student ID, Medicare card or T Lift ID (provided by Lawrence Transit System). Only students in grades K-9 are not required to show proof of age to qualify for reduced fare.

Fare Donation Policy

Read the fare donation policy and see details about the process in the Fare Donation Application.