Fares & Bus Passes

 On January 5, 2015 Salem-Keizer Transit is changing its fares for Cherriots, CARTS, CherryLift and RED Line.

Find new Fares information here.

Find the price of all passes for Cherriots, CARTS, 1X, 2X, RED Line and CherryLift. Learn if you qualify for a reduced or youth pass. Don’t forget – children five and under always ride free.

 

Adult/
Full Fare

Reduced
& Youth

Cherriots

 

 

one way

$1.50

$0.75

GoCard day pass

$3.25

$1.50

30-day electronic swipe

$40

$20

summer youth pass

none

$30

annual pass

$480

$240

CARTS

 

 

one way

$2

$1.25

day pass

$4

$2.50

month pass

$55

$27.50

universal month pass (good on 1X,CARTS & Cherriots)

$75

$37.50

1X

 

 

one way

$3

$1.50

day pass

none

none

universal month pass (good on 1X,CARTS & Cherriots)

$75

$37.50

2X

 

 

one way

$3

$1.50

day pass

$6

$3

month pass

$75

$37.50

RED Line

 

 

one way

none

$1

ticket book (10 tickets)

none

$10

CherryLift

 

 

one way

none

$3

 

Fare Categories
Full fare: ages 19 – 59
Youth fare: ages 6 – 18 
Reduced fare: 60+, disabled or Medicare card holders
Children 5 and under ride free

Reduced Fare

Riders who are eligible to use CherryLift can ride Cherriots buses at the reduced fare rate with a reduced fare ID card. Reduced fare ID cards are available at Customer Service, located in the downtown Transit Center. For more information, visit our Reduced Fare ID page.

 

Passes

One Way Fare
When boarding the bus simply deposit the correct fare in the fare box to pay for a one-way ride or purchase a day pass. Please have exact fare, drivers don't carry change. If you plan to transfer, you will need to pay the one-way fare on your next bus or purchase a day pass.

Day Pass
Unlimited rides all day on the day it is purchased. Purchase on the bus or at Cherriots Customer Service.

GoCard
Redeemable at any time for a day pass on Cherriots in-town routes. Purchase GoCards from Cherriots Customer Service.

30-Day Electronic Swipe Cards
The 30-day electronic swipe card can be purchased at any time during the month, but is not activated until the card is first used. Once the card is activated at the bus fare box, it’s good for unlimited rides for 30 consecutive calendar days. The expiration date is stamped on the back of the card when it is first activated. The 30-day electronic card is available for Cherriots buses. Currently we do not sell electronic swipe cards for CARTS.

 

 

Annual Bus Pass
Unlimited riding for 12 consecutive months on Cherriots in-town routes only. Annual passes can only be purchased at Cherriots Customer Service.

Universal Pass
Unlimited riding for a calendar month on Cherriots in-town routes, all CARTS routes and Route 1X – Wilsonville/Salem. The Universal pass is not accepted on 2X – Grand Ronde/Salem.

RED Line Ticket Book
For your convenience, you can purchase a booklet of ten passes to use on the RED Line. Purchase ticket booklets at Customer Service or order through the mail by calling 503-588-2424.

 

Bus Pass Assistance:

Cherriots donates thousands of passes a year to United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley for use in assistance programs through the community. For information on how to receive a free pass visit United Way's website. For more information on how Cherriots helps out in the community, visit our Giving Back page.