New Fares

New fares began September 30, 2019

The Need for a Change

For the first time in seven years, JTA has increased fares. The change took place on September 30, 2019. This was only the fifth adjustment since JTA began providing public transportation services in 1971. Since the last fare modification in 2012, JTA has made significant investments to build an outstanding transportation system for our riders:

  • Better than 80% on-time performance (up from from 64% in 2013)
  • Improved and expanded bus network
    • 43 First Coast Flyer buses with 10-15 minute frequency
    • 13 fixed-route buses now have 30-minute frequency (up from 2 in 2014)
    • 5 fixed-route buses now have 15-minute frequency
  • New, state-of-the-art buses
    • Most of the JTA bus fleet is less than 3 years old
    • 19 buses have on-board monitors featuring real-time passenger information
    • All buses now have digital validators for use with the MyJTA app for faster and easier boarding
    • Nearly 40% of buses use compressed natural gas (CNG)
  • Partnerships to offer on-demand services
    • ReadiRide — Curb-to-curb on-call service in 8 neighborhood zones
    • Beachside Buggies — JTA is a sponsor of this service, offering complimentary on-demand transportation throughout Neptune, Atlantic and Jacksonville Beaches
  • Enhanced rider experience
    • Real-time passenger information — With the NextBus app, on-board monitors, and digital displays at shelters and stations, customers don’t have to wonder when the next bus will arrive.
    • MyJTA app — Increases the convenience (and safety) of not carrying cash. A discount will be offered for riders purchasing their fares through the app.
    • Free on-board Wi-Fi — Stay connected during your commute.
    • More Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) — Additional TVMs located around town for easier access for riders without a mobile device.

In addition to the fare change, the JTA Board of Directors passed a new Automatic Fare Indexing Policy to simplify future fare modifications.

Services Affected

  • Fixed-route buses
  • First Coast Flyer
  • St. Johns River Ferry
  • ReadiRide
Note: There are NO changes for Skyway riders, Connexion and Connexion Plus riders or those age 65 and older.

 

New Fares

FIXED-ROUTE & FIRST COAST FLYER BUSES

Fare Category New Fare with MyJTA App
Single Trip Fare $1.75 ---
Single Trip Fare (Reduced) $0.75 ---
1-Day Pass $4.50 $4.25
1-Day Pass (Reduced) $1.75 $1.50
3-Day Pass $12.00 $11.00
7-Day Pass $20.00 $18.00
31-Day Pass $65.00 $60.00
31-Day Pass (Reduced) $32.00 $30.00
31-Day Pass (Youth) $32.00 $30.00
Express Fare $2.75  ---
Express Fare (Reduced) $2.00  ---
Senior Fare (age 65 and older) Free  ---
Fixed-Route & First Coast Flyer Changes
  • Discount for purchasing multi-day passes using the MyJTA mobile app
  • College students using the MyJTA app (and verified using ID.me) receive 50% off the regular price of 1, 3, 7 and 31-day passes
  • No change to Senior Fare (age 65 and older)

ST. JOHNS RIVER FERRY

Fare Category New Fare with MyJTA App
Pedestrian $1.00 ---
Motorcycle $6.00 $5.50
Car – Weekday $7.00 $6.30
Car – Weekend $8.00 $7.20
Truck / Bus / RV – Weekday $14.00 $12.60
Truck / Bus / RV – Weekend $16.00 $14.40
Ticket Book – Car $120.00 $100.00
Ticket Book – Truck / Bus / RV $240.00 $200.00
St. Johns River Ferry Changes
  • Discount for all vehicle fare types (excluding Pedestrian) for using the MyJTA mobile app
  • $1 charge for extra passengers has been eliminated
  • The “Bus/RV” fare type has been eliminated; now grouped with Truck fare
  • Ticket books include tickets for 20 trips available to use 7 days a week

READIRIDE

Fare Category New Fare with MyJTA App
All Fares (One Way) $2.00 $2.00
ReadiRide Change
  • Eliminated discount for connecting to a JTA stop

Questions or Comments

For answers to common questions about the new fares, visit our New Fares FAQs page.

New Fares FAQs

For additional questions or to speak directly with someone, please contact our Customer Service team.