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 Local Service in Santa Cruz CountyAmtrak/Highway 17 Express (NOTE: increased fares
as of Sept. 10, 2015)
15-Ride Pass
Adult (age 18 and over) $2 $6 $15 $32 $65 $27 $7 $14 $145 $94.50
Youth (through age 17) $2 $6 $15 $32 $48 $27 $7 $14 $145 $94.50
Discount Fare (Must present Discount Photo ID) $1 $3 $7.50 $16 $32 $13.50 $3.50 N/A N/A N/A
Children (less than 46" tall) All buses have 46" height marked at the entrance. A limit of three children can ride FREE with a fare-paying passenger.
Cash Fares: Please have exact change ready when boarding the bus.
Dollars and larger bills are accepted, but Operators do not make change.

Pass and Transfer Details

  • NOTICE: Clipper Cards are NOT honored, except those issued through VTA’s Express Eco Pass program. Company ID required for use.
  • Santa Cruz METRO Local Day Passes (Day, 3-Day, 7-Day, 31-Day)
    • Allow unlimited rides on Local Santa Cruz County routes (excluding Amtrak/Highway 17 Express )
  • Amtrak/Highway 17 Express Service
    • Day Passes (Day, 31-Day)
      • Allow unlimited rides on ALL Santa Cruz METRO routes and Local VTA Services
      • Discounts apply at the time of Day Pass purchasing an Amtrak/Highway 17 Day Pass:
        • pay only $11 when you exchange your Discount local METRO Day Pass (credit $3)
        • pay only $8 when you exchange your local METRO Day Pass (credit $6)
        • pay only $2 when you display a paper VTA Express Day Pass
    • Highway 17 Express 15-Ride Pass NOT honored on any VTA Service.
    • Amtrak through-tickets to or from Santa Cruz are honored
    • VTA Light Rail Transfers are issued by request ONLY with Highway 17 Express Cruz Pass
    • UCSC student ID cards and other types of UCSC bus passes are NOT honored on Amtrak/Highway 17 Express Service
  • Please refer to our Transfer Policy for complete details on transfers to and from VTA and MST service
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