Fares
  Regular Service in Santa Cruz County Amtrak Highway 17 Express
  Cash Day
Pass
3 Day
Pass
7 Day Pass
31 Day Pass
15 Ride Pass
Cash Day
Pass
5 Day
Pass
31 Day Pass
Adult (over age 18)  $2  $6  $15 $32 $65 $27  $5  $10  $42 $113
Youth (through and including age 17)  $2  $6  $15 $32 $48 $27  $5  $10  $42 $113
Discount Fare
(See Discount Eligibility)
 $1  $3  $7.50 $16 $32 $13.50  $2.50  $10  $42 $113
Child (less than 46 inches tall)
A limit of three children can ride free with a fare-paying passenger. All buses have this height marked at the entrance.
Free N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A  Free  N/A  N/A N/A

NEW! METRO CASH Card (stored value) No expiration, available in $10, $20, $30, and $50


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  • Discounts apply at the time of purchasing an Amtrak Highway 17 Express Day Pass:
    • pay only $7 when you exchange your METRO Discount Day Pass (credit $3)
    • pay only $4 when you exchange your regular METRO Day Pass (credit $6)
    • pay only $4 when you exchange your regular VTA Day Pass
    • pay only $7.50 when you exchange your VTA Discount Day Pass.
    • pay only $5 when you exchange your VTA Youth Day Pass.
    • pay only $2 when you display your VTA Express Pass
  • All METRO Day Passes (Day, 3 Day, 7 Day, 31 Day) are good for unlimited rides in Santa Cruz County (Amtrak Hwy 17 Express excluded)
  • All Amtrak Highway 17 Express Passes (Day, 5 Day, 31 Day) are good for unlimited rides on all METRO & VTA local routes
  • Amtrak through-tickets to or from Santa Cruz are honored on all Highway 17 Express buses
  • MST (Monterey Salinas Transit) transfers are available from the Bus Operator.

Cash Fares: Please have exact change ready when boarding the bus.
Dollar bills are accepted, but Operators do not make change.