Paying for Your Ride

Validate your fare card or deposit cash directly into the farebox when boarding the vehicle. You must have the exact fare amount if paying with cash. Drivers do not make change and fareboxes do not give change.


Fare Information

Peak Service times are 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and are based on the time of boarding.

Peak Fare $1.50
Off-Peak Fare* $0.75
Transfer FREE
Port Town Trolley FREE
Day Pass Ticket $3.00
7-Day Pass $15.00
31-Day Pass (Adult) $40.00
31-Day Pass (Youth) $30.00
Summer Youth Pass $55.00
Stored Value Card $5.00 – $25.00

Make your Boarding Faster with EZ Card!

Free with minimum purchase of $5.00, our EZ Card makes boarding simple, and the farebox will detect your EZ card while boarding the bus without taking the card out of your wallet or purse.

EZ Cards are available at the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) or the DTA Operating Center.

Fare Cards

Fare cards are rechargeable cards that can be charged in $5 increments up to $25.

*Fare cards with stored monetary values are valid for only one year from time of purchase.

*Damaged fare cards can be replaced with original receipt at the Duluth Transportation Center (DTC) and DTA Operating Center, please call in information before going to get the replacement.

Fare Passes

Fare passes are available for unlimited travel on busses and trolleys. They are not rechargeable but are transferable.

More Info about Fares, Transfer & Passes

DTA fare 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. Fare 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 One-Day Passes. Canadian coins not accepted.

Transfer Cards are free upon request when boarding and valid for one hour after requested from bus operator. Use the Transfer Cards on any DTA route.

Maximum of three children ages 4 and under ride free when accompanied by an attending passenger age 13 or older.

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.

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.

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.

Fares may also be ordered in bulk by mail or fax by using the Form below:


Where to Purchase Passes


228 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55802

Monday – Friday

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Currently, pass sales and information services are not available on Saturdays)


9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Currently, pass sales and information services are not available on Sundays)

For more information visit our Duluth Transit Center Page:


Where Else Can I Get Passes?


Stone Ridge Shopping Center

Whole Foods CO-OP

610 East 4th Street

4426 Grand Ave


1831 West Superior Street

231 North Central Avenue

1301 Commonwealth

304 Third Avenue (Gary)


3802 East 2nd Street

Superior Schools Pass Program

Superior Schools Student and Faculty Pass for Secondary Students

The Superior Public School District and the City of Superior are pleased to announce that all secondary students can ride DTA buses for free. This is aimed at creating greater access for students and staff within the district.  This program provides an “all access” pass for middle school and high school students, along with staff.

To ride the fixed route or STRIDE Paratransit services, students and staff can show their school-issued ID to the bus driver, and enjoy fare free service to and from school, and any other destinations within the DTA/STRIDE area of service.

The year-round program is paid for by the City of Superior, and can be accessed more easily by downloading the free Transit App from the Google and Apple play stores.  The Transit App can help plan your trip, track buses, and make our system even more approachable by simplifying the trip planning process.

Click HERE to learn more about the Transit App, and the latest technology the DTA is offering to provide the best rider experience we can!


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