Fares & Passes
FAX buses accept cash, tokens, passes, and transfers.
FAX accepts six different types of passes. They include:
- 31-Day pass
- 31-Day pass (Reduced Fare)
- 10 Ride Card
- 10 Ride Card (Reduced Fare)
- 1 Ride Card
- 1 Ride Card (Reduced Fare)
REDUCED FARES AND PASSES REQUIRE PROPER IDENTIFICATION.
Acceptable types of I.D. are:
- FAX issued identification cards
- Medicare Card and proper identification
- Driver’s License or State issued I.D. card (DMV)
- DMV Parking Placard with the registration form
- Active Military I.D. or Veteran I.D.
Used for age verification (over 65) or for Veterans who have added the Veteran option to their I.D.
Seniors 65 years or older qualify for reduced fares Reduced fare identification cards issued from other transit agencies, will be accepted on FAX fixed-route buses Laminated passes will not be accepted
FAX Fares and Passes
If you use cash, the 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. FAX fare media (ride cards, passes, transfers, change cards) are non-refundable and will not be replaced if lost, stolen, or damaged due to misuse or if altered in any way.
Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, FAX fixed route bus and Handy Ride paratransit fares are temporarily suspended. FAX and Handy Ride passengers will be able to ride for FREE. Bus passes, ride cards, and cash will no longer be inspected or collected when boarding the bus or Handy Ride vehicles.
This temporary fare-free service was approved by the Fresno City Council on February 18, 2021, to assist passengers experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to social distancing requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all passengers and bus drivers are required to wear masks, and seating is limited to 10 passengers per fixed route bus and 3 passengers per Handy Ride vehicle. All passengers must disembark from the bus at the end of the line.
FAX and Handy Ride will continue disinfecting all vehicles on a nightly basis and expanding sanitizing efforts at major transit hubs around the city.
Further studies to determine the duration of the free rides will be conducted as required by the Federal Transit Administration and at the request of the City Council.
Ride for free on FAX, but stay COVID-safe.
Fares & Transfers
Fixed Route Buses
|Base Cash Fare||$1.25|
|Reduced Cash Fare:
|Children (under age 6)
(maximum of 4 children)
Correct identification required for all reduce 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.
|ADA Eligible Individual Per Ride Fare||$1.50|
|Personal Care Attendant||Free|
Pass Outlets may charge an additional fee of up to $1.25 for passes and tokens.
Hours of outlet operations may be affected by COVID-19. As a result, it is recommended that you first call a pass outlet to confirm pass availability.
|1,2||Buzzy Bee Gas and Food Mart
5205 E. Kings Canyon
|1,2,3||Fresno City College
1101 E. University
|1,2,3||Fresno State Student Union
5280 N. Jackson Ave.
603 W. Home
|*||Manchester Transit Center
3590 N. Blackstone Ave
5750 N. First St.
|2||Senior Citizen Village
1917 S. Chestnut
|2,3||Valley Center for the Blind
3417 W. Shaw
|*||City Hall, Business Tax and Licensing Desk
2600 Fresno Street, Room 2162
|*||Sells All Passes|
|1||31 Day Full Fare|
|2||31 Day Reduced Fare|
|3||Handy Ride Pass|
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.
Do you need to purchase FAX passes in bulk? You can do so at a discounted rate.
|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.
- Complete the Mail Order Form
- Send a check or money order payable to CITY OF FRESNO
- Please allow approximately 10 days for processing and mailing delivery
- Pay for up to 3 monthly passes per order