Fares / Passes

JTA offers various options.


Visit the eCommerce website to purchase Gameday Xpress passes, Scrip tickets and Ferry ticket books.


Visit the STAR Card website to buy or reload your STAR Card online. 

NOTE: Internet Explorer is not a supported browser for using the STAR Card website. Use of a current browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge is required.


Download the MyJTA app to your smart device (available for iOS and Android) for purchasing single-ride fares, as well as one- and multi-day bus passes. You also can purchase St. Johns River Ferry tickets, Gameday Xpress passes, and fares for ReadiRide, Connexion, as well as Baker, Nassau and St. Johns Express Select and other Express services. 

Scrip Tickets 

Visit the eCommerce website to purchase Scrip tickets. This is only for Connexion (paratransit) riders.

STAR Cards

STAR Cards allow you to load cash value or Passes on to the convenience of a card. Use the cash value toward your single-ride bus fare, or more frequent riders can save with single-and multi-day Passes.

You can purchase your STAR Card online or from Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) at locations throughout Jacksonville. TVMs accept $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills. There is a change limit of $10 and change is provided in Susan B. Anthony $1 coins. Customers may also use their debit or credit card for purchases.

Single- and multi-day Passes start the first time they are used and run for consecutive days for the length of time purchased (i.e. a 7-Day Pass runs for seven days starting on the date it is first used). Rides are unlimited for the designated time period purchased.

  • 31-Day Pass - $65
  • 31-Day Pass, Youth or Reduced Fare - $32
  • 7-Day Pass - $20
  • 3-Day Pass - $12
  • 1-Day Pass - $4.50
  • 1-Day Pass (Reduced Fare) - $1.75


The Purple STAR Card is a specially programmed “smart” STAR Card for riders ages 18 years old and younger. It entitles the cardholder to purchase JTA 31-Day Passes for just $32 (regular price is $65). To reduce fraud, the cardholder’s picture is featured on the back. 


Exact change only.

  • Regular Fare (including First Coast Flyer) - $1.75
  • Reduced Fare* - 75¢
  • Express Route Fare - $2.75
  • Express Route Reduced Fare - $2.00
  • ReadiRide Fare - $2.00
  • Senior Fare* (age 65 and older) - Free


The Skyway is free. 

Senior Passengers

Am I required to get a STAR card?
Our passengers who are age 65 and older are eligible to receive a Senior ID STAR Card. This card is required in order to ride for free and must be presented upon boarding. Passengers who don't have a valid Senior ID STAR Card must pay the base cash fare of $1.75.

What documentation is required to obtain a Senior ID STAR Card?
Please bring with you a government-issued photo ID showing your date of birth.

Reduced Fare Passengers

Am I required to get a STAR card?
An ID STAR card is required to receive reduced-fare pricing. All passengers who are eligible for a reduced fare must present a valid Reduced Fare ID STAR Card upon boarding.

What documentation is required to obtain a Reduced Fare ID STAR Card?

  • For recipients of Social Security Disability or Social Security Income: a current award letter
  • For persons with a disability: a JTA reduced-fare application completed by a doctor and statement of disability on physician letterhead
  • For Veterans with a disability: a current letter on VA letterhead stating at least a 50% disability
  • For Medicare recipients: a Medicare card (Red, White and Blue paper card)

Where do I go to have my picture taken for a Reduced Fare or Senior ID STAR Card?
Locations are set up at the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla (JRTC) at 100 LaVilla Center Drive, or the JTA Operations Campus at 100 N. Myrtle Avenue, Building 2, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Armsdale Park-n-Ride location is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The Avenues Walk Park-n-Ride Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

JTA offices are not open on Federal holidays.

Can I use my Senior and Reduced Fare ID STAR Card at TVMs or Winn-Dixie locations?
You can reload your ID STAR Card at TVMs or Winn-Dixie locations but cannot purchase a new one. If your card has expired, please bring your old card to the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla (JRTC), the JTA Operations Campus or Armsdale Park-n-Ride to recertify.

*Persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders travel at a reduced fare upon presentation of an ID STAR Card (or other transit system Reduced Fare Card). Seniors age 65 and older ride free upon presentation of an ID STAR Card.

**Youth Passes are available for riders age 18 years and under (photo ID may be required for proof of age). Some routes require additional tickets or cash. Save with the purchase of a 31-Day Youth Pass on your STAR Card.