CDTA Fares

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

Customers can use their Navigator smart card or mobile ticket to access CDTA services and all trios will require exact change or a pre paid pass. Learn more about Navigator here.

Please note, CDTA vehicles do not provide change cards.

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 offer a good value providing convenient, reliable transit for the Capital Region.

Base Fare - $1.50

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.

BusPlus Fare - $2.00

BusPlus offers frequent, limited stop service on the Capital Region's busiest travell corridors. The Red Line (Route #905) operates along Central Avenue and State Street serving the communities of Albany, Colonie, Niskayuna and Schenectady. The Blue Line (Route #922/923) serves communities along the Hudson River including Albany, Menands, Watervliet, Troy, Cohoes and Waterford. BusPlus offers amenities including larger stations, real time information, complimenary Wi-Fi and charging along with free access to the while riding.

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.

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.

Last Updated: 08/18/2023