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.

DTA Fare Prices
Peak Fare$1.50
Off-Peak Fare*$0.75
Port Town TrolleyFREE
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.

Peak Hours

Peak hours are between 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Weekdays and are based on the time of boarding, as opposed to before, when certain shaded trips on schedules defined the cost of each individual trip.

*Off-peak DTA fares are in compliance with the Federal Transit Administration’s Senior and Disabled Off-peak Fare Policy.

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 (The fareboxes no longer accept pennies.) 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.

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


304 Third Avenue

Whole Foods CO-OP

610 East 4th Street

4426 Grand Ave


1831 West Superior Street

231 North Central Avenue

7002 Grand Avenue

1301 Commonwealth

MINIT MART (Superior)

2104 Tower Avenue

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