April 20, 2014
 

Fares and ID Cards

Paying Your Fare

You may pay for your ride on C-TRAN in a variety of ways—cash, pre-purchased ticket, day pass, monthly pass or an annual pass. Exact fare is required for cash fares and transfers are issued for All-Zone and Express cash fares upon request. All riders are expected to pay the full appropriate fare. C-TRAN and TriMet transfers, tickets, and passes are interchangable, making travel between the two systems that much easier.

Fares

Effective September 1, 2011

FIXED ROUTE
(regular bus service)

C-VAN
(Paratransit)

C-Zone All-Zone Express To Portland* C-Zone All-Zone

CASH

Adult & Reduced

$1.70

$2.50

$3.60

$1.70

$2.50

Youth, Honored,
Medicare Card Holders

$0.85
with ID Card

$1.25
with ID Card

$3.60

$1.70

$2.50

 

TICKET
BOOKS

Adult & Reduced

$17.00 per book

$36.00

$17.00
per book

Youth, Honored,
Medicare Card Holders

$8.50 per 10 ticket
book with ID Card

$36.00

$17.00
per book

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MONTHLY
PASS

Adult

$60.00

$100.00

$119.00

$54.00

Honored & Youth

$30.00
with ID Card

$34.00
with ID Card

$119.00

$54.00

Reduced

$30.00
with ID Card

$119.00

$54.00

 

DAY PASS

Adult

$4.10

$7.20

$4.10

$7.20

* C-TRAN routes that travel to downtown Portland

  • Express fares required for travel to downtown Portland. Travel within Clark County only requires a C-Zone fare.
  • Express fare exception: Honored passengers (Seniors and those with disabilities), and Medicare card holders can save 50% off Express cash fares by riding the #105 from 9 AM–3 PM, weekdays ONLY. Must have a valid C-TRAN or TriMet ID, state issued ID showing proof of age, or a Medicare card to qualify for this special rate. 
  • Transfers issued for All-Zone and Express cash fares upon request.
  • Children six and under ride free but must be accompanied by a fare paying passenger.
  • There is no discounted cash fare for Low-Income/Reduced category.
  • Exact cash fare please—operators carry no change.

Medicare Card Holders

Medicare members may purchase and use discounted fares by showing their Medicare card at the time of purchase or boarding.

Where to Buy

Cash fares and Day passes can be purchased directly from your operator at the time of boarding. Please place exact fare directly into the farebox; operators are unable to provide change.

C-TRAN passes and tickets may be purchased at these convenient pass sales outlets:

Zone Map

 C-TRAN Zone Map

C-TRAN Personal Check Policy

When purchasing passes or books of tickets with a personal check, C-TRAN requires the following:

  • Check must be payable to C-TRAN;
  • Written for amount of purchase only;
  • Preprinted with the name and address;
  • Accompanied with a current state identification card or driver's license. Address and name on check and ID must match.

Failure to comply may mean denial of your purchase. C-TRAN also accepts Visa and MasterCard payments.

Discounted Fare ID Cards

Honored, Youth, and Reduced/Low Income

Riders who qualify must obtain a C-TRAN identification card to pay a discounted fare using cash, tickets or passes. C-TRAN ID cards are available only at C-TRAN Passenger Service offices. They are non-transferrable and use of a C-TRAN ID card by someone other than the card holder is punishable under state law. Violators will be prosecuted. Riders who do not possess a valid C-TRAN or TriMet ID card are required to pay the regular Adult cash fare or purchase an Adult monthly pass.

C-TRAN is not responsible for lost or stolen ID cards. A lost or stolen card may be replaced for $5/paper ID card, $10/photo ID card, $7/damaged photo ID card and may require the rider to requalify. For more information, contact C-TRAN Passenger Service at (360) 695-0123 or visit in person.

Discounted Fares Eligibility: Youth, Reduced/Low Income, Honored, and Medicare Card Holders

  • Children age six and under ride free when accompanied by a fare paying passenger.
  • Youth 7–18 years of age are eligible for a discounted fare. Proof of age required for students in grades 9-12 or youth ages 15 through 18 years.
  • Reduced/Low income discounted fare - please call (360) 695-0123 for a complete list of qualifications for this discount. Discount on monthly pass only. No cash fare discount.
  • Honored/Senior 65 years and over are eligible for a discounted fare. May be asked to show a valid C-TRAN or TriMet ID card, Medicare card, or government issued ID showing proof of age.
  • Honored/Disabled citizens with a valid C-TRAN or TriMet ID card, or Medicare card may purchase and use discounted fares.
  • Honored/Medicare participants may purchase and use discounted fares by showing their medicare card at the time of purchase or boarding.

Other Special Fares

  • Transfers are issued upon request to all passengers paying an All-Zone or Express cash fare, and may be used on connecting routes up to one hour on weekdays and two hours on weekends.
  • BackPASS—Students, staff and faculty of WSU Vancouver and Clark College are eligible for a BackPASS, allowing unlimited access to C-TRAN Local and Limited bus service (not valid on Express or C-VAN services). Participation is not available to individuals. (Prices vary.)
    Note: C-VAN passengers with a BackPASS sticker may receive a discount on their monthly C-VAN pass when they present it at any C-TRAN Passenger Service Office sales window.
  • Honored Citizens (Seniors, Medicare participants, and those with disabilities) may ride the #105 I-5 Express and to downtown Portland at 50% off the regular Express cash fare between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., weekdays only. May be asked for a valid C-TRAN or TriMet ID card, Medicare card, or other proof of age or disability. See "Discounted Fares Eligibility" for more information.
  • Annual Employer Express Pass is an employer-sponsored pass program for Clark County commuters. Provides employees with hassle-free access to all C-TRAN and TriMet services, including Express buses to downtown Portland, MAX light rail, Connector, and the Portland Streetcar.
  • Event Shuttle Tickets - Avoid lines and save time! Purchase your event shuttle tickets before you go. Passengers who purchase these tickets prior to using a C-TRAN event shuttle should experience shorter lines and faster boarding times by removing the need for exact change at the farebox (C-TRAN operators do not provide change). Event shuttle tickes are: Events served by C-TRAN shuttles include: Fireworks at the Fort Vancouver National Site, Clark County Fair, and certain Amphitheater events. For more information, please contact (360) 695-0123. Please note: C-TRAN event shuttles also accept C-TRAN Day and Month passes, as well as cash (exact change only). Children who are 6 years and younger may ride for free, provided that they are accompanied by a fare paying passenger.