Tickets & Fares
The Rapid offers a number of different fare types and purchase options to best meet your needs when using the fixed-route system.
The Wave Card is here!
Providing riders with a faster, easier and more convenient way to pay for your fare! Pay-as-you-go value makes travel on The Rapid buses easier than before.
|Single Ride Ticket||10-Ride Ticket||Unlimited 31-Day Pass||Unlimited 7-Day Pass||Unlimited 1-Day Pass|
|Child Under 42” Tall||Free (with paying adult)||—||—||—||—|
* Students must present a valid school ID.
** Requires proof of disability or age 65+. The valid ID for persons with disabilities is a Rapid-issued photo ID card. The Rapid honors half fare for Medicare card holders. Seniors may
Points of Purchase
In order to qualify for reduced fare on our fixed-route system, one must be age 65 or older, or have a current qualifying disability. All applicants not in The Rapid database must complete and submit a reduced fare application or visit Rapid Central Station. Learn more >
Silver Line No Fare Zone
The City of Grand Rapids and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. have partnered with The Rapid to create a No Fare Zone for the Silver Line, which encompasses all Silver Line stations from Wealthy Street northbound.
No fare is required to ride the Silver Line if you enter and exit within the No Fare Zone. If you begin your ride before entering the No Fare Zone and/or exit after leaving the zone, a valid fare is required.