CDTA Fares

CDTA offers countless options for getting around town. From Navigator, corporate programs to reduced fares. The fares on this page are valid as of April 1, 2018.

Fare Products



Base Fare

$1.50 - U.S. coins and $1-dollar bills are accepted

Senior/Disabled Half Fare

$0.75 (All the time)

BusPlus Fare


Senior/Disabled BusPlus Half Fare

$1.00 (All the time)

STAR service


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CDTA Fares: A good value: convenient, reliable transit for the Capital Region.
$1.50 Base Fare
The base fare is $1.50. Zone charges and express surcharges have been eliminated and free transfers are no longer available. Each time you board the bus, the cost is $1.50.

CDTA's Summer Fun Pass $44
This pass allows kids 17 and under to ride all of CDTA's regular routes anytime from July 1 through August 31 for one low price of $44.00.

*Summer Fun Pass is not currently available.

NX Fares: Pricing per zone
The Northway Xpress!
With the new blue there's a better way to get to work and school. Commuter buses from the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) offer high-back, luxury seating in a climate-controlled environment, so you can arrive at your destination feeling relaxed & ready to go.

Learn more about CDTA's Northway Xpress.