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  • Beginning in August 2022, GFI bus cardholders will be able to exchange their unused 31-Day and 10-Ride paper passes at the VCTC office by appointment and by mail. Click here for more info.


  • VCTC RIDER ALERT: VCTC Intercity is currently experiencing driver shortages. Effective Monday, Aug 22 Route 86 (departing Karl Storz at 5:10 PM) will be combined with Route 89 (departing UCSB at 5:25 PM). Passengers should expect a 15-20 minute delay and plan accordingly
  • VCTC RIDER ALERT: Due to driver shortages the following East County Trips are canceled for today:
      • 73X (depart Oaks Mall 5:40A),
      • 72 (depart TOTC 8:15A), and
      • 70 (depart Oaks Mall 11:09A).
      • 73 (depart cochran/galena 6:38A),
      • 70 (depart Simi Town Center 9:56A), and
      • 70 (depart Simi Town Center 12:15P).
  • VCTC RIDER ALERT: CSUCI will be going on Summer break May 27 and will be switching to a modified schedule May 31 through August 21. Route 99 will run Monday-Sunday and service will be suspended on Routes 90 and 97.
  • VCTC RIDER ALERT: Due to ongoing construction at the Moorpark Metrolink Station, the VCTC stop will be temporarily relocated to the East of Kahoots Pet & Feed. Stop relocation may begin as soon as Mon. 3/7/22.
  • VCTC RIDER ALERT: Effective July 1, 2022 VCTC will be resuming regular fares on Intercity buses.

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Youth Ride Free Promotional Program

Youth Ride Free Promotional Program

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

September 1st, 2022

Who is eligible for the Youth Ride Free Promotional Program?

Anyone age 18 or younger or enrolled high school students who are older.

When does the program start and how long does it last?

The Youth Ride Free Program is a promotional program that will last through the 2022-23 academic year.

Can I use any bus in Ventura County?

Yes, all following operators are participating:

  • Camarillo Area Transit
  • Gold Coast Transit District
  • Kanan Shuttle
  • Moorpark City Transit
  • Ojai Trolley
  • Simi Valley Transit
  • Thousand Oaks Transit
  • Valley Express
  • VCTC Intercity Transit Service

How will the driver know to let me on the bus for free?

Drivers will let anyone who looks 18 or younger board the bus for free but high school aged students should be prepared to show ID.

Do I have to be going to/from school?

No, you do not. You can travel anywhere, for any reason on any bus operator in the county.

I’m traveling to a VCTC Zone 2 destination, do I have to pay an additional fare?

No, you do not.

Can I ride Metrolink or Amtrak for free?

No, the Youth Ride Free Program only lets you ride public buses in Ventura County.

Can paratransit users ride dial-a-ride services for free?

No, other than Valley Express and Camarillo Area Transit (CAT) dial-a-ride services, passengers will have to pay the full fare.

What if I already bought a pass, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, no you cannot.

If I attend school in Ventura County, can I still ride free if I don’t live in the county?

Yes, you may ride free.

I live in Ventura County but attend a school outside the county; can I still ride the bus for free?

Yes, you may ride free.

Is this a school bus service?

No. Buses will only take students to predetermined fixed-route bus stops. Students can ride the bus to the stop nearest their school then walk or use alternate transportation.

Do I have to ride with an adult?

Only kids 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Any questions? Please call 1-800-438-1112 or submit comments through