You can pay in cash on the bus. Please have the exact change. Drivers cannot make change. Ticket booklets, monthly passes, annual passes and discount passes/booklets can be purchased in-person at the ART Station by cash or credit card.
Purchase Standard Fares
Cost of Standard Fares
|Cash Fare||The cost of cash fare is $1.00|
|Ticket Booklet (11 Rides)||The cost of a ticket booklet is $9.00|
|Monthly Pass||The cost of a monthly pass is $20.00|
|Annual Pass||The cost of an annual pass is $220.00|
Purchase Discount Fares
Cost of Discount Fares
|Discount Cash Fare||The cost of discount fare is $0.50|
|Discount Ticket Booklet (11 Rides)||The cost of discount ticket booklet is $4.50|
|Discount Monthly Pass||The cost of discount monthly pass is $10.00|
|Discount Annual Pass||The cost of discount annual pass is $110.00|
Discount Fare Eligibility
- Seniors that are 65 years of age and older (photo I.D. required). Mountain Mobility offers further discounts to eligible seniors, call 828-250-6750, and select option 5.
- Individuals with disabilities , please See Discounted Bus Pass Guidelines. Complete Discounted Bus Pass Application to determine eligibility. Forms are also available at the ART station.
- Medicare recipients (Medicare Card required)
- Students ages 6-19
- AB Tech offers discounted bus passes. See their public transportation page for details.
- Buncombe County Employees – Ride free with valid employer I.D.
- City of Asheville Employees – Ride free with valid employer I.D.
- Grove Park Inn Employees – Ride free with valid employer I.D.
- UNCA Asheville students, staff, and faculty – Ride free with valid I.D.
The ART Passport Program allows businesses, private organizations, and public agencies to purchase annual passes for their employees/members at a discounted rate. Discount rates are determined by the number of passes being purchased; employers or organizations purchasing over 1,000 passes may enter into a direct contract with ART.
- 20 or more = 10%
- 50 or more = 15%
- 100 or more = 20%
- 500 or more = 25%
- 1,000 or more = direct contract
To receive partnership fares for your institution contact us at: