All riders are required to pay the normal fares upon boarding regional commuter buses. Purchase RFTA Stored Value Cards for faster boarding.

Passengers are required to board through the front door of buses to access the farebox and must exit all buses through the rear door, when possible.

RFTA Bus Fares

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Stored Value Cards
30 Day Zone Passes
Seasonal Zone Passes



Youth ages 6 through 18 ride any RFTA regional route for $1.  This includes VelociRFTA BRT, Valley Local and Hogback routes. Youth must declare status upon boarding the bus and be prepared with to pay $1 fare with a RFTA Stored Value Card or exact cash fare.

RFTA has a program that provides discounted passes to the veterans and disabled in our area. Visit our Select Discount Card page to learn more.


Individuals must be 65 years old or older to qualify for free rides on RFTA regional routes. They must declare their status to the driver when boarding the bus and show a valid Photo ID to prove age. Seniors may obtain a RFTA Senior ID pass for easy boarding at either by filling out the online form or in person with an appointment at the Carbondale Maintenance Facility. Please visit the Senior Fares page for more information. 


Has your stored value card become defective or expired, but still has value on it? View our Bus Pass Replacement Page for information on how to exchange it.

For More Information:

Call Rubey Park Transit Center at (970)925-8484 or email

RFTA fares are based on length of route. Use the RFTA fare chart to determine the cost to ride anywhere between Aspen and Rifle.

For quicker boarding purchase a RFTA Stored Value Card, a 30-Day Zone Pass or a RFTA Seasonal Zone Pass. Stored Value Cards are available for purchase by cash or credit cards at all RFTA Ticket Vending Machines and Authorized Sales Outlets from Aspen to Rifle. 30-Day Zone Passes are available at RFTA Ticket Vending Machines and Seasonal Zone Passes are available for order at pro-rated prices for the current season.

RIDE GLENWOOD: Riders boarding Ride Glenwood buses will be able to pay the one-dollar fare with either cash, a RFTA issued Stored Value Card, or a previously purchased Ride Glenwood Stored Value Card.

RFTA would like to encourage all passengers to “Be Fare Ready.” This means having your bus card (Stored Value Card, 30-Day Zone Pass or Seasonal Zone Pass) in your hand before boarding the bus and knowing how to use the Fare Box upon boarding.

MAROON BELLS: The RFTA fare chart does not apply to the Maroon Bells shuttle service. For Maroon Bells Reservations please visit

RFTA Fare Zones and Bus Stops

Q&As Regarding RFTA’s Fares

Have the prices for RFTA fares changed?

RFTA has not changed its fare prices.

To purchase a Seasonal Zone pass please visit

What if my pass will not work in the Fare Box or I am having trouble with a Ticket Vending Machine?

If your Stored Value Card or 30-day Pass has become defective or expired, but still has value on it please visit our bus pass replacement page at Or you can call 970-384-4957 or email

Please be aware that in-person visits to the RFTA Carbondale Maintenance Facility will be by appointment only, please email for appointments. Be prepared to be outside for the duration of your appointment.  Additionally, the Rubey Park Transit Center will be open on a limited basis beginning August 1st with restrictions in place regarding social distancing. Masks are required at both facilities. Details available at

For Ticket Vending Machines issues or Senior Passes please call 970-384-4865.

Where can customers purchase fare cards?

RFTA has provided several options to make purchasing fare card as convenient as possible.

  • Sales outlets – Stored Value Cards can be purchased at RFTA authorized Sales outlets from Aspen to Rifle. For all locations visit
  • Ticket Vending Machines – TVMs are a convenient way to purchase Stored Value Cards and 30-Day Zone passes. TVMs are located at RFTA BRT Stations from Rubey Park Transit Center to Glenwood Springs 27th Street Station. For all locations visit
  • Seasonal Zone Passes can be ordered through RFTA staff and are available are pro-rated rates. For more information on this program visit Or you can call 970-384-4957 or email
  • Select Discount PassesYouth Passes, or Pass Bulk orders and Replacement Passes please call 970-384-4957 or email

What if I cannot afford RFTA fares due to my current financial situation?

For those who may be experiencing financial challenges, we encourage them to call 970-384-4957.

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