Fares & Passes
Paying Your Fare
Passes and tickets are sold at the GTC. Passes may be purchased from 6:15 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. Please have your cash, pass, or ticket ready before you board. Foreign currency is not accepted.
Drivers do not carry change; however, they will issue a change card. This change card can only be used on MATBUS fareboxes for future rides. MATBUS is not able to refund the balance of any change card. Any fare pass, ticket, or change card that is lost, damaged, or stolen cannot be replaced by MATBUS.
A discount fare is available to: Elderly (age 60 and older), Persons with Disabilities, Medicare Card Holders and Youth (K-12th grade). People who are elderly or disabled must show a MATBUS “Special User Card” or Medicare Card to receive the discounted fare. The User Card is available at no charge from MATBUS after an application process is completed for eligibility 701.232.7500. MATBUS reserves the right to request identification materials, a Medicare card or student ID for discount verification.
Download the application form for the MATBUS Discount Fare for Persons With Disabilities.
Certain passengers may ride MATBUS fixed route buses for free if they meet the requirements below.
- Children preschool aged and younger (with an adult)
- Service-Connected Veterans - Disabled veterans can ride fixed route buses free with their service-connected VA identification card. Must present card at time of ride.
- Personal Care Attendants - Designated personal care attendants can ride fixed route for free if they ride with special user card holders whose disability requires someone to accompany them.
- U-Pass College Students - Students from U-Pass schools can ride fixed route free with their student ID. Eligible schools include NDSU, MSUM, Concordia, M|State Moorhead, and NDSCS Fargo.
Fare & Pass Prices
All fares are subject to change.
Unlimited Ride Passes
30-Day Pass (Adult)
30-Day Pass (Discount *)
90-Day Youth Pass (Grades K-12)
College Semester Pass
Reloadable smartcard - initial & replacement fee $5.00
10-Ride Ticket (Adult)
10-Ride Ticket (Elderly, Youth, or Disabled)
Package of 20 Single-Ride Tickets (Adult)
Package of 20 Single-Ride Tickets (Discount *)