Department of Transportation

FAX: Fresno Area Express

Fares & Passes

Fare BoxFAX buses accept cash, tokens, passes, and transfers.  New fare media(passes) were introduced on July 24, 2017.

We continue to accept tokens, but we are no longer selling them.

On July 24, 2017, FAX began accepting six different types of passes.  They include:

  • 31-Day pass
  • 31-Day Reduced fare pass
  • 10 Ride Card
  • 10 Ride Card (Reduced Fare)
  • 1 Ride Card
  • 1 Ride Card (Reduced Fare)

Learn more about the new FAX Passes and Ride Cards – English
Learn more about the new FAX Passes and Ride Cards – Spanish

FAX Fares and passes
If you use cash, exact fare is recommended because the fareboxes do not make change. Instead, you will receive a change card that can be used on future rides.  Change cards cannot be redeemed for cash and will not be issued for values less than 25¢.  Please have your fare ready when the bus arrives. The farebox accepts $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills.

Fares & Transfers

Route Buses

Fare Cost
Base Cash Fare $1.25
Reduced Cash Fare
Seniors (65 years or older) with valid ID
People with Disabilities with valid ID
Medicare Card Holders
$ .60
Children (under age 6)
(maximum of 4 children)

Correct identification required for all discount fares. Children must be accompanied by a fare paying family member.

Transfers are free with a full paid fare, and allow you to transfer to two additional buses in order to complete your one-way trip. Bus transfers can be made only where routes intersect, and are not valid for layovers or return trips. Transfers must be requested at the time of boarding and remain valid 90 minutes from the time issued.  When transferring between Clovis Stageline and FAX, only one transfer will be allowed.

Handy Ride

Fare Cost
ADA Eligible Individual Per Ride Fare $1.50
Companion $1.50
Personal Care Attendant Free

Monthly Passes

Item Cost
31-Day Pass
Unlimited rides on FAX and Clovis Stageline
31-Day Reduced Fare Pass $24.00
10 Ride Card $11.25
10 Ride Card (Reduced Fare) $6.00
1 Ride Card $1.25
1 Ride Card (Reduced Fare) .60¢
Handy Ride
Valid for up to 60 rides per month per individual
Schedule Guide Free
Replacement I.D. $3.00

Senior and Special Rider (Disabled) fares and passes require proper identification. Acceptable Types of I.D.

Pass Outlets

Pass Type Location
1,2 BuzzyBee Gas & Food Mart
5205 E. Kings Canyon
(559) 251-5424
1,2 Cash 2 Loan
3125 E. Tulare
(559) 492-2380
1,2,3 Fresno City College
1101 E. University
(559) 489-2234
1,2,3 Fresno State Student Union
5280 N. Jackson Ave.
(559) 278-2078
1,2,3 Glen Agnes
603 W. Home
(559) 445-0715
1,2 J & L Check Cashing
2819 W. Clinton, Suite 103
(559) 441-1807
1,2 Las Palmas Check Cashing
3075 E. Tulare
(559) 485-5948
1 Liquor King
6751 N. Blackstone Ave.
(559) 438-5464
* Manchester Transit Center
3590 N. Blackstone Ave
(559) 621-7433
1,2 Save Mart
5750 N. First St.
(559) 435-9324
2 Senior Citizen Village
1917 S. Chestnut
(559) 251-8656
2,3 Valley Center for the Blind
3417 W. Shaw
(559) 222-4447
* City Hall, Business Tax and Licensing Desk
2600 Fresno Street, Room 2162
(559) 621-6880


Key Pass Type
* Sells All Passes
1 31 Day Full Fare
2 31 Day Reduced Fare
3 Handy Ride Pass

Pass Outlets may charge an additional fee of up to $1.25 for passes and tokens.

All regular and discounted fares can be purchased at all ticket vending machines (TVMs) located at bus rapid transit stations along the Q (Route 1), as well as the TVM located outside the front doors of City Hall on the first floor.

Clovis Transit

Clovis Transit Stageline bus passes may be purchased at the following locations.  You can also purchase passes by mail.  Call (559) 324-2770 to have an envelope and order form mailed to you.

Clovis City Hall
1033 Fifth St.
(559) 324-2130

Clovis Senior Center
850 Fourth St.
(559) 324-2750

Fresno State Student Union
(559) 278-2078

Bulk Purchase

Do you need to purchase FAX passes in bulk? You can do so at a discounted rate.

Item Cost
20 Single Ride Prepaid Cards* $22.50
20 Single Ride Prepaid Cards (Reduced Fare)* $12.00
50 Single Ride Prepaid Cards* $55.00
50 Single Ride Prepaid Cards* (Reduced Fare)* $29.00

*Cash/Card fares are entitled to one free transfer. Transfers may be used for a maximum of two bus changes and subject to FAX policies and procedures.

Bulk purchases can be made at:

Manchester Transit Center
3590 N. Blackstone
Fresno, CA 93726
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Purchase By Mail

In addition to the FAX offices, passes may be purchased by mail and will be mailed directly to your home when purchased in advance.

  1. Complete the Mail Order Form
  2. Send a check or money order payable to CITY OF FRESNO
  3. Please allow approximately 10 days for processing and mailing delivery
  4. Pay for up to 3 monthly passes per order