Fares / Passes

JTA offers various options.

MyJTA App

Download the MyJTA app to your smart device (available for iOS and Android) for purchasing single-ride fares, as well as one-day and multi-day bus passes. Save money when you use the app, with discounts available on bus passes and Ferry tickets.

Use the MyJTA app to purchase:

  • Fixed-route bus, including First Coast Flyer:
    • single-ride fare
    • 1-Day Pass
    • 3-Day Pass
    • 7-Day Pass
    • 31-Day Pass
  • Baker, Nassau or St. Johns Express Select:
    • single-ride fare
    • 1-Day Pass
    • 31-Day Pass
  • ReadiRide fare
  • St. Johns River Ferry:
  • Connexion:
    • single-ride fares for ADA and TD riders
  • Gameday Xpress passes (NOTE: Gameday Xpress will not operate for the 2020 season)

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.

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

Learn more about your STAR Card options, or visit the STAR Card website to buy or reload your STAR Card online. 

Buy / Reload STAR Cards

Buy Silver STAR Tickets

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.

Cash Fares

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

Connexion 

Connexion is the JTA's paratransit service for eligible ADA and transportation disadvantaged (TD) riders. If you're interested in learning more about this service, visit the Connexion Paratransit page.

Exact fare is required when you board the vehicle. Drivers do not make change. JTA also sells Connexion ticket books with 10 tickets, each good for a one-way ride. But the easiest way to ride is to pay your fare through the MyJTA app and leave the cash at home! 

Fares
  • ADA riders: $3 each way
  • TD riders: $3.50 each way

BUY CONNEXION TICKETS

Skyway

The Skyway is free. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.