Discount Fares

Reduced fares with a COTA Discount ID

Discount fares with ID

Customers who qualify for a discount can ride COTA’s fixed-route service at half the cost of regular fare and do not pay an upcharge for Express lines. Customers must present the COTA ID when boarding the bus to receive the discount. COTA offers three types of discount IDs: Senior, Key and ADA.

Discount One-way Fare $1.00 (Senior and Key)
Discount DayPass $2.25 (Senior and Key)
Discount 31-Day Pass $31.00 (Senior and Key)

Persons who are eligible for half-price fares with the COTA Senior, Key or ADA cards include the following:

  • People 65 years of age or older will receive a Senior ID. The Senior ID is valid for three years. Click here to learn more about the Senior ID.
  • Persons with disabilities who are, according to Federal and State law, “unable without special facilities or special planning or design to utilize public transportation facilities and services effectively.” [49 USC 1608 (c)(4), Section 99206.5, CA PUC]. Click here to learn more about accessibility for disabled riders.
  • Medicare card holders will receive a Key ID when they present their Medicare card and a photo ID. The Key ID is valid for two years. Click here for the application.
  • Any qualified veteran will receive a Key ID. Veterans who hold a disability rating for aid and attendance, or a service-connected disability with a rating level of 80 percent or higher are eligible for a Key ID. The discount card is valid for two years. Click here for the reduced fare application.