Fixed Route
Fixed route
One-way fare* $1.50 $1.50
Day pass $3.75 $3.75
Seven one-day pass $20.00 $20.00
Monthly pass $45.00 $22.50
Six-Month pass $150.00 $115.00
Annual pass $275.00 $195.00
*From 6:15 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day Saturday, half-fares of $0.75 will apply to any person presenting their Medicaid or Medicare card, persons with disabilities, and seniors 65 years and over (fixed-route only)
*Transfers are not included in one-way fares. A day pass may be a better choice if transfers are required for your trip
** Youth 10 and under currently ride free through the Kids Ride Free Program. Kids 10-18 can obtain a free pass through the Student Pass Program
Para Transit
Requires ADA certification. Eligibility and paratransit application information can be found here
One way fare: $3.00
11-ride pass: $33.00


Registered CMU and
WCCC Students
Ride Free

Visit the CMU University Center Info Desk for to obtain your GVT pass



Purchasing Tickets

Cash can be used to buy one-way fare or day passes on the bus. Drivers do not carry cash and cannot make change

The farebox will provide a change card, only valid on GVT and will not be reimbursed for cash.

All passes may be purchased Monday- Saturday 5:00am-8:30pm at GVT West Transfer Facility- (link to contact us) or GVT Downtown Operations Facility (link to contact us)

If purchasing with a credit card, a $15 minimum purchase is required.  

**One-way, daily, seven-day and monthly passes can also be purchased at all local City Market Stores

Mobile Ticketing- Coming Soon!

Pass Rules

  • Adult fares apply to persons 18 years & over.
  • Children 3 years and younger ride free with a paying passenger.
    Special Promotion: Children 10 and younger now ride free with a paying passenger.
  • Any attempt to tamper with, alter, misuse, copy and/or otherwise produce counterfeit passes will result in arrest and prosecution.
  • Passes are non-transferable and are only valid for transportation of the person issued the pass.
  • Do not provide your pass to another person or attempt to use another person's pass. The pass will be confiscated and not returned.
  • Any attempt to defraud Grand Valley Transit or misrepresent eligibility for pass programs in any way will result in the confiscation of the passes and suspension of service.
  • Be sure to read all the rules for riding Grand Valley Transit buses
  • GVT is not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or defaced passes.  
  • Do not bend, scratch or otherwise damage your pass.  This will cause it to be unreadable.  Replacement passes will not be issued

Additional Pass Programs

Veterans Discount

Veterans receive a 50% discount on all passes

For required Verification contact Tony Lee  at
(970) 248-2733 or

After verification of veteran status, veterans can go to GVT West Transfer Facility or GVT Downtown Transfer Facility with a valid photo identification (driver’s license, passport, veteran identification, etc.) to purchase a pass.

Employer Pass Programs

Ask your employer if they provide GVT passes for employees

If you are interested in the employer pass program, please contact GVT at:  (970)256-RIDE(7433) or 

Student Semester Passes

Students can purchase a semester pass for $60.00/semester

Middle and High School Students can obtain a free GVT fixed route pass. Visit D51 Student Pass Program for more information. 

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smartcard front

black and white pass image

How to Use Your
Pass on the Farebox

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Poly Card

Touch Smartcards
on the red circle
Slide Poly Cards
through reader