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SERVICE ALERT

  • Highway 101, Highway 126, and Coastal Express:
    Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19 the Santa Clara and Oak and Ventura Pier stops will be closed for the Strawberry Festival. Please use the EB and WB Thompson and Figueroa stops instead.

Free Fare Programs

Free Fare Programs

FREE FARE DAYS PROGRAM

The Free Fare Days Program will allow anyone to ride any bus service for free within Ventura County on the following days only:

  • Car-Free Day (September 22)
  • California Clean Air Day (October 4)
  • Veterans Day (November 10) – Veterans and active-duty U.S military members only (applicable IDs listed below)
  • Transit Equity (February 5)
  • Earth Day (April 22)
  • Bike to Work Day (May 17) – For those biking only
  • Dump the Pump (June 17)

The pilot program will run through June 2024. Veterans Day free rides are for eligible veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. military. Valid ID forms include U.S. military ID, Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans Affairs (VA) card, veteran designation on a California driver’s license, DD214, and Retired Military ID. Veterans without proper ID are asked to share their branch, dates and location of service with the bus driver.

Click Here for frequently asked questions about the Free Fare Days Program

YOUTH RIDE FREE PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM

The Youth Ride Free Promotional Program will allow youth 18 and under and those over 18 enrolled in high school to ride any public transit bus in Ventura County for free, anytime, anywhere. High school aged youth should be prepared to show ID to board for free. The pilot program will run through June 2024.

Click Here for frequently asked questions about the Youth Ride Free Promotional Program
Click Here to download the Youth Ride Free Flyer

COLLEGE RIDE PROGRAM

The College Ride Program will allow students enrolled at California Lutheran University, California State University Channel Islands, Moorpark College, Oxnard College, Ventura College, Santa Barbara City College, University of California, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County Adult Education Consortium to ride any public transit bus in Ventura County for free. Students will need to show the driver or tap their school ID in order to board for free. The pilot program will run through June 2024.

Click here for frequently asked questions about the College Ride Program
Click Here to download the College Ride Program Flyer