SPARTA Fare Information

COVID-19 Update

Fares will be reinstated on July 9, 2020.  Passengers are required to wear a mask or face covering, are asked to board buses at the rear door and to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other whenever possible in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Single-Ride Fares

Adult $1.25
Student $.75
Elderly (with photo I.D.) $.75
Disabled (with photo I.D.) $.75
Children (under three feet tall) Free
Transfer $.30


Off Peak
(9 a.m.–3 p.m. weekdays, all day Saturday)

Elderly (with photo I.D.) $.50
Disabled (with photo I.D.) $.50



  Adult Student Ederly & Disabled
31 Day $37.50 $18.75 $18.75
10 Ride $11.25  $6.25 $6.25 
5 Day $11.25  $6.25 $6.25 
1 Day $2.50 $1.25  $1.25 

 Medicare cardholders qualify for half-rate fares

Using the SPARTA farebox

SPARTA's farebox is designed for customer convenience and to validate the payment of a fare. Primarily, there are two ways in order for a passenger to pay his/her fare through the farebox:

  • Payment with Cash
    1. Bills are accepted into the slot on the right side of the farebox.
    2. Coins are accepted into the coin trap in front of the cash slot.
    3. Exact change does not have be used. The farebox will produce"change card" which can be used on future rides. Bus drivers do not carry change.
  • Payment with a Pass
    1. Insert the pass into the reader located to the left of the coin/cash receptacles. The pass should be inserted with the front of the pass facing the passenger and the top of the pass facing upward.
    2. Once the farebox verified the pass, it is returned to the customer.


Transfer Policy

Transfers are only good at the Passenger Center and are issued at the time the fare is paid will be valid for 90 minutes. Transfers for passengers qualifying for reduced fares are free.


I.D.s with Discounted Fares

Customers should be prepared to present qualifying identification for purchase or use of discounted passes. Operators may ask for I.D.s if they are not presented.

Contact Us

For more information on our fares, please contact us by email or by phone at (864) 562-4287, or visit our passenger center at 100 N Liberty Street. For info about our half-fare program, follow the link below.

Half-fare Program

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