Paying for Your Ride

Validate your fare card or deposit cash directly into 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
Youth Peak Fare
(18 and under)
Off-Peak Fare*$0.75
Port Town TrolleyFREE
Day Pass Ticket$4.00
7-Day Pass$17.00
31-Day Pass (Adult)$40.00
31-Day Pass (Teen)$37.50
Summer Teen Pass$55.00
Stored Value Card$5.00 - $25.00
Multi-Month Fare Options
365-Day Adult Pass
Valid for 365 consecutive days from first time used on a bus.
365-Day Teen Pass
Valid for 365 consecutive days from first time used on a bus for passengers 18 and under.
180-Day Adult Pass
Valid for 180 consecutive days from first time used on a bus.
180-Day Teen Pass Valid for 180 consecutive days from first time used on a bus for passengers 18 and under.$215.00
90-Day Adult Pass
Valid for 90 consecutive days from first time used on a bus.
90-Day Teen Pass
Valid for 90 consecutive days from first time used on a bus for passengers 18 and under.

Make your Boarding Faster with EZ Card!

Free with minimum purchase of $5. EZ Card makes boarding fast and easy, 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 on trolleys. They are not rechargeable but are transferable.

Peak Hours

Peak hours are 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.

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.

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.


9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

DTA Operating Center

2402 West Michigan Street, Duluth, MN 55806

Monday – Friday

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closed Weekends

For more information visit our DTC page:


Where Else Can I Get Passes?


Stone Ridge Shopping Center


304 Third Avenue


2630 W. Superior St

(Lincoln Park)

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


As you board the bus, request a DASH-MASH ride and save money. DASH-MASH rides are for short hops in the downtown and mall areas, respectively. DASH-MASH means you can enjoy spending time downtown and also head to the Malls for a day of shopping. These fares are a great option when you’re sightseeing, grabbing a bite to eat or shopping.


(Downtown Area Short Hop)

Ride along Superior Street between 6th Avenue West and 3rd Avenue East and in Canal Park during off-peak hours for a 25-cent fare.


(Mall Area Short Hop)

Ride between Stone Ridge Mall, Miller Hill Mall, and Haines Road anytime for a 25-cent fare.

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