Fares & Bus Passes

Find the price of all passes for Cherriots, West Salem Connector, Cherriots Regional, Route 1X, Route 2X, Cherriots Shop and Ride, and Cherriots LIFT. 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 and West Salem Connector

 

 

one way

$1.60

$0.80

day pass

$3.25

$1.50

30-day pass

$45

$22.50

summer youth pass

none

$40

annual pass

$540

$270

Cherriots Regional Routes 10X-50X and Polk County Flex

 

 

one way

$2.25

$1.50

day pass

$4.50

$3

month pass

$60

$30

universal month pass (good on Cherriots, Connector and Cherriots Regional except 2X)

$85

$42.50

Cherriots Regional Route 1X

 

 

one way

$3

$1.50

day pass

none

none

universal month pass (good on Cherriots, Connector and Cherriots Regional except 2X)

$85

$42.50

Cherriots Regional Route 2X

 

 

one way

$3

$1.50

day pass (good on Cherriots, Connector and Cherriots Regional except for 1X)

$6

$3

month pass (good on Cherriots, Connector and Cherriots Regional except for 1X)

$85

$42.50

 

Cherriots Shop and Ride is for seniors and people with disabilities. 

One way shopper shuttle$1.25
One way dial-a-ride$3.20
Shopper shuttle ticket book (10 tickets) $12.50
Dial-a-ride ticket book (10 tickets)$32

 

Cherriots LIFT is an origin-to-destination transportation service for people whose disability prevents them from using the Cherriots buses. A one way fare costs $3.20.

 

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 Cherriots LIFT 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. Please note that Customer Service does not sell one way fares. The only exception to this is Customer Service does sell one way Cherriots LIFT tickets.

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

30-Day Cards
The 30-day 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 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 card is available for local Cherriots routes in Salem and Keizer, and the West Salem Connector. Currently we do not sell 30-day cards for Cherriots Regional.

 

 

Annual Bus Pass
Unlimited riding for 12 consecutive months on local Cherriots routes in Salem and Keizer and the West Salem Connector only. Not valid on Cherriots Regional routes. Annual passes can only be purchased at Cherriots Customer Service.

Universal Pass
Unlimited riding for a calendar month on local Cherriots routes in Salem and Keizer, West Salem Connector, and all Cherriots Regional routes except 2X.

Cherriots Shop and Ride Ticket Book
For your convenience, you can purchase a booklet of ten passes to use on Cherriots Shop and Ride. 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.