Fares & Passes

Fares & Passes

All passes may be purchased at the Durham Station with cash or credit card (Visa, AmEx, MasterCard, Discover). When purchasing a pass on the bus exact fare is required. The station is open Monday - Saturday from 6am-Midnight and Sundays/Holidays from 7am - 7pm. 

GODURHAM DISCOUNT ID’s & REQUIREMENTS

The GoDurham Discount ID card is free. An initial card will be issued without a waiting period if you meet the eligibility criteria. Individuals may qualify for discounted or free fares for reason of student status, age, illness, injury, or other condition.

Discount ID cards are issued at the ID office, located on the first floor of Durham Station. You must bring proof of age, enrollment, and/or your Medicare card if applicable. 

Discount ID Office: Durham Station, 1st Floor, 515 W. Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27701

Hours of Operation: 8:30am – 11:00am and 12:30pm – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)


Riders with Disabilities

Riders with disabilities are eligible to all GoDurham buses at half price by displaying their GoDurham Discount ID or valid Medicare card.

To Obtain an ID card: Customers can obtain the GoDurham Discount ID by bringing a completed Discount ID Application, along with a government-issued ID, to the ID office at Durham Station.  Customers may provide a valid Medicare card or GoDurham ACCESS ID card in lieu of the application.

65 & Older:

Riders who are 65 years-old or older are eligible to ride all GoDurham buses for free by displaying their GoDurham Discount ID or a valid government-issued photo ID.

To Obtain an ID card: Customers can obtain the GoDurham Discount ID by bringing a valid government-issued photo ID to the ID office at Durham Station.

12 & Under (Youth):

Riders who are 12 & under are eligible to ride all GoDurham buses for free.  If the rider is 12 & under, but taller than 60 inches tall, then a GoDurham Youth ID is required to ride for free. 

To Obtain an ID card: Customers can obtain the GoDurham Youth ID by bringing a birth certificate to the ID office at Durham Station.

Students:

Students who are 13 years-old and up are eligible to ride all GoDurham buses for free from 5:30 am to 8:00pm, Monday – Friday.  A GoDurham ID is required.

To Obtain an ID card: Students can obtain the GoDurham Discount ID by bringing proof of enrollment to the ID office at Durham Station.  Valid proof on enrollment may include one of the following:

  • Public and Private Schools: Durham County Public or Private school picture ID or current report card.
  • Non-Public Education System: Valid proof on current home-school enrollment.
  • Technical Schools: A current year Durham County Technical School student ID.

Using the Fare Box

You may only use cash or a bus pass when boarding the bus - we do not accept credit or debit cards. You may buy a bus pass with a credit or debit card inside Durham Station.

Paying Cash: Please be sure to have your fare ready when boarding the bus. If you are paying your fare in cash please enter your coins in the Coin Insertion Cup one at a time, or feed flat, unfolded bills into the Bill Insertion Slot. The following denominations can be inserted into the fare box: pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, 50-cent coins, 1-dollar coins, 1-dollar bills, and 5-dollar bills. The Passenger Display will display the amount entered. Damaged / rejected coins will go to the Coin Return Cup and the bus operator will notify you. Exact change is required.

Requesting a Regional Day Pass: Ask the bus operator to issue a regional day pass before paying the fare. Insert your coins or bills as stated in the previous paragraph.

Using Your Pass: If you purchased a 31-day pass or bundle of day passes, and it is the first time that the pass is being used, then insert the pass in the Electronic Fare Card slot (located at the top of the fare box) to activate the pass. If the pass has already been used once, then swipe the activated card through the Swipe Reader in the direction of the arrow with the magnetic strip facing you.

If you have any problems or questions about using the fare box please ask the bus operator for assistance or call us at 919-485-RIDE (7433).

Fares

  • Single Ride Fare

    $1.00
  • Single Ride Fare - Discounted

    Customers must show a valid GoDurham Discount ID or Medicare card to receive discount fare.

    $0.50
  • Single Ride Fare - Students 17 & Under

    Student discount valid weekdays until 8pm. GoDurham Discount ID required. 

    $0.25
  • Single Ride Fare - Youth 12 & Under

    Youth less than 60 inches in height are presumed to be 12 years of age or younger and permitted to ride free. Youth 12 years of age and younger who are 60 inches or more in height require a GoDurham Discount ID card to receive the free fare. Proof of age required. 

    Free
  • Single Ride Fare - Seniors 65 & over

    Seniors must show a government issued photo ID or GoDurham Discount ID to board fare-free.

    Free

Passes

  • Regional Discount 31-Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoTriangle, GoRaleigh, GoDurham and GoCary buses for 31 days. Customers must show a valid GoDurham Discount ID or Medicare card to purchase or use discount passes. 

    $34.00
  • Regional 31-Day Pass

    Unlimited rides for 31 days on GoTriangle regular routes, GoRaleigh, GoDurham and GoCary buses.

    $76.50
  • GoDurham Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoDurham buses for 1 day.       

    $2.00
  • GoDurham Discount Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoDurham buses for one 1 day. Customers must show a valid GoDurham Discount ID or Medicare card to purchase or use discount passes.  

    $1.00
  • GoDurham 5-Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoDurham buses for 5 days.

    $8.50
  • GoDurham Discount 5-Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoDurham buses for 5 days.Customers must show a valid GoDurham Discount ID or Medicare card to purchase or use discount passes. 

    $4.25
  • GoDurham 7-Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoDurham buses for 7 days. 

    $12.00
  • GoDurham Discount 7-Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoDurham buses for 7 days. Customers must show a valid GoDurham Discount ID or Medicare card to purchase or use discount passes. 

    $6.00
  • GoDurham 31-Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoDurham buses for one 31 days. Customers must show a valid GoDurham Discount ID or Medicare card to purchase or use discount passes. 

    $36.00
  • GoDurham Discount 31-Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoDurham buses for one 31 days. Customers must show a valid GoDurham Discount ID or Medicare card to purchase or use discount passes. 

    $18.00
  • Regional 1-Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoTriangle, GoRaleigh, GoDurham and GoCary buses for one (1) day.

    $4.50
  • Discount Regional Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoTriangle, GoRaleigh, GoDurham and GoCary buses for 1 day. Customers must show a valid GoDurham Discount ID or Medicare card to purchase or use discount passes. 

    $2.00
  • Regional 7-Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoTriangle, GoRaleigh, GoDurham and GoCary buses for 7 days. 

    $16.50
  • Regional Discount 7-Day Pass

    Unlimited rides on GoTriangle, GoRaleigh, GoDurham and GoCary buses for 7 days. Customers must show a valid GoDurham Discount ID or Medicare card to purchase or use discount passes. 

    $7.50