Fares & Passes
Passengers must validate fare card or deposit fare directly into fare box. Drivers do not make change and fare-boxes do not give change.
|Maximum of three children ages 4 and under ride free when accompanied by an attending passenger age 13 or older.|
|Peak Hours: Defined as buses arriving or departing downtown Duluth or Superior weekdays between 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.|
|* Off-peak DTA fares are in compliance with the Federal Transit Administration’s Senior and Disabled Off-peak Fare Policy.|
|Disabled American veterans get FREE transportation on regular route DTA buses. Any disabled American veteran who displays a Department of Veteran Affairs Service Connected identification card or SC card will be afforded FREE public transportation.|
Fixed Route Personal Care Attendant Policy
If riders require a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) to assist them while traveling due to a disability, the PCA is eligible to ride for free. At the time of boarding, the disabled rider must tell the bus operator what service the PCA is providing to the rider. This service must be associated with the current trip, the current return trip, or the trip purpose.
A PCA must travel from the origin to the destination with their client in order to not pay a fare. If a PCA does not exit the bus at the destination of the client, they will be required to pay the fare for the remainder of their trip.
Companions are not considered PCAs. All companions must pay the fare for each ride.
PCAs also travel for free with their clients on DTA’s STRIDE Paratransit service.
|Youth Peak Fare (18 and under)||$1.50|
|Port Town Trolley||FREE|
|Day Pass Ticket||$4.00|
|31-Day Pass (Teen)||$37.50|
|Summer Teen Pass||$55.00|
|Stored Value Card||$5.00 - $25.00|
|Multi-Month passes provided on an EZ-card. The "start date" of the passes is determined by the buyer at time of purchase. They are only available at the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) or the DTA Operating Center.|
|360 Day Adult Pass||$450.00|
|360 Day Teen Pass||$430.00|
|180 Day Adult Pass||$230.00|
|180 Day Teen Pass||$215.00|
|90 Day Adult Pass||$115.00|
|90 Day Teen Pass||$108.00|
Stored Value Cards can be charged and recharged in $5 increments up to $25 or with any fare option. Fare cards with stored monetary values are valid for only one year from time of purchase. Damaged fare cards can be replaced at the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) at 228 W Michigan Street or the DTA Operating Center, at 2402 W. Michigan Street.
Passes and Stored Value Cards are available at the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC), DTA Operating Center and fare vending machines located at the DTC, Miller Hill Mall’s Door 8 transit hub and the Public Library in Superior, WI. Day Passes are also available on the bus.
Fares may also be ordered in bulk by mail or fax by using DTA Fare Order Form.
31 Day Pass Outlets
|Duluth Transportation Center (DTC)||228 West Michigan Street|
|DTA Operating Center||2402 West Michigan Street|
|CUB Foods||Stone Ridge Shopping Center|
|Proctor Milk House||304 Third Avenue|
|Park State Bank||2630 W. Superior St (Lincoln Park)|
|Whole Foods Co-Op||610 East 4th Street, Duluth MN 55805|
|Minit Mart (Duluth)||1831 West Superior Street|
|231 North Central Avenue|
|7002 Grand Avenue|
|Minit Mart||2104 Tower Avenue|
DTA passes provide unlimited travel on buses and trolleys. DTA passes are transferable; but not on the same bus by another person and must be in the possession of the passenger using it to pay the fare. Stored Value Cards can be used by more than one fare-paying rider at a time.
Fare-boxes accept $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills and U.S. coins for paying multiple fares and purchasing Day Passes. Canadian coins not accepted.
Transfers to connecting buses are FREE and are valid for one hour from the time of issue or next connecting trip. Transfers must be requested at time of boarding.
|DTA Operating Center||
Duluth Transportation Center
Information Booth / Sales Outlet
|Monday - Friday||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.||7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||Closed||7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
Miller Hill Mall
Door 8 Transit Hub
|Duluth Transportation Center||Superior Public Library|
|Monday - Friday||8:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.||5:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.||
9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(5:00 p.m. on Fridays)
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.||6:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.||9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Closed|
DASH & MASH
DASH (Downtown Area Short Hop) - Ride along Superior St. between 6th Ave West and 3rd Ave East and in Canal Park during off-peak hours for a 25-cent fare.
MASH (Mall Area Short Hop) - Ride between Stone Ridge Mall, Miller Hill Mall, and Haines Rd anytime for a 25-cent fare.
Request DASH-MASH ride when boarding the bus.