Transit fares and passes

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.

Standard Fares


Cash Fare $1.00
Ticket Booklet (11 Rides) $9.00
Monthly Pass $20.00
Annual Pass $220.00


Discount Fares


Discount Cash Fare $0.50
Discount Ticket Booklet (11 Rides) $4.50
Discount Monthly Pass $10.00
Discount Annual Pass $110.00


Discount Fare Eligibility


  • Seniors – 65 years of age and older (photo I.D. required). Mountain Mobility offers further discounts to eligible seniors, call (828) 250-6750, Option 5.
  • Individuals with disabilities – 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


Partnership Fares


  • 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.


Passport Program


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.


Fee Schedule

  • 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: