Transit Fares and Passes

fare transaction to ride art bus

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 and Cost Listing

Standard Fares

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



Discount Fares

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


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:



Updated 11/20/2019