Fares

Fares can be paid on the bus or in advance through tickets or passes. Please have your fare, pass, or transfer ready when you board the bus. The Bus Operator cannot make change on the bus. Money saving tickets and passes may be purchased online or at the Middletown Transportation Center and our Shoreline office. Some tickets and passes are also available at the Stop & Shop stores in Old Saybrook, Clinton, or Madison and at Adam’s Market in Deep River. They may also be purchased online using the buttons below.

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General Fare Information

  • Cash Fares

    Cash fares are paid on board the bus. Driver cannot make change. The farebox only holds change for 30 seconds, then drops. If your fare drops, you will be required to pay again. When purchasing a day pass on board (where available), notify the driver before inserting payment.

  • Connecting Services Fares

    Transfers are accepted from CTtransit and Southeast Area Transit. Period passes (such as Monthly passes, Seven-Day, Day Passes, and more) are also accepted from CT Transit at transfer points.

  • How to Use Transfers

    Transfers are issued upon request when boarding the bus and paying the fare. A transfer is good on the next connecting fixed-route or deviated fixed-route bus and cannot be used for a round-trip. Transfers may only be used once and will not be issued to customers paying with a transfer or timed pass. Transfers are accepted from all connecting transit services.  Transfers are not accepted on Dial-A-Ride, ADA Paratransit or XtraMile.

  • Senior/Disabled Fare Eligibility

    RVT offers a reduced fare for people with disabilities and seniors age 65 or older on our fixed and deviated fixed routes. To qualify, simply show a Medicare card to the driver or apply for the statewide reduced fare card at cttransit.com when paying fare.

    Apply for Statewide Reduced Fare ID
  • Where to Buy Tickets & Passes

    In addition to the Middletown Transportation Center and Shoreline Office, regular bus route ten ride tickets and monthly passes are available at the Madison, Clinton and Old Saybrook Stop & Shop stores’ customer service desk. Regular bus route ten ride tickets are also available at the Deep River Adams Market customer service desk.

Bus Route Fare Information

  • Cash Fares
    Regular
    $1.75
    Senior/Disabled
    $0.85
    Transfer
    Free
    Children under 5
    Free
    Off-Route Trip
    $3.50
    Day-Pass
    $3.50

    Cash fares are paid on board the bus. Driver cannot make change. The farebox only holds change for 30 seconds, then drops. If your fare drops, you will be required to pay again. When purchasing a day pass on board (where available), notify the driver before inserting payment.

  • Regular Tickets and Passes
    Day Pass
    $3.50
    Ten Trip Ticket
    $15.75
    Monthly Pass
    $52.50
    100 Single Ride Tickets
    $200.00
  • Senior/Disabled Tickets and Passes
    Ten Ride Ticket
    $7.65
    Monthly Pass
    $25.50

    RVT offers a reduced fare for people with disabilities and seniors age 65 or older on our fixed and deviated fixed routes. To qualify, simply show a Medicare card to the driver or apply for the statewide reduced fare card at cttransit.com when paying fare.

  • Student Fare Programs
    UPass
    Free
    WesPass
    Free

    The UPass provides free unlimited rides on all RVT and CT Transit local bus routes. Must show college ID with U-Pass upon boarding. Passes are good for one semester, but are only available on campus. Area participating campuses include Middlesex Community College, Three Rivers Community College and Gateway Community College.

    WesPass provides free unlimited rides on all RVT bus routes and XtraMile.  Must show valid Wesleyan ID upon boarding.

  • Senior/Disabled Fare Eligibility

    RVT offers a reduced fare for people with disabilities and seniors age 65 or older on our fixed and deviated fixed routes. To qualify, simply show a Medicare card to the driver or apply for the statewide reduced fare card at cttransit.com when paying fare.

    Apply for Statewide Reduced Fare ID
  • How to Use Transfers

    Transfers are issued upon request when boarding the bus and paying the fare. A transfer is good on the next connecting bus and cannot be used for a round-trip. Transfers may only be used once and will not be issued to customers paying with a transfer or timed pass. Transfers are accepted from all connecting transit services.

  • Connecting Services Fare Acceptance

    Transfers are accepted from all connecting transit services. Period passes, such as monthly passes, seven day, day passes, etc. are also accepted from CT Transit at transfer points.

  • Where to Buy Tickets and Passes

    In addition to the Middletown Transportation Center and Shoreline Office, regular bus route ten ride tickets and monthly passes are available at the Madison, Clinton and Old Saybrook Stop & Shop stores’ customer service desk. Regular bus route ten ride tickets are also available at the Deep River Adams Market customer service desk.

  • Mobile Tickets and Passes

ADA Paratransit Fare Information

  • One-Way Trip Fare Information
    Cash or Credit
    $3.50
    Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
    Free
    Ten Trip Ticket
    $35.00

    Fares may be paid by cash on the vehicle or by credit card through the Mobility by Ecolane app.

Dial-A-Ride Fare Information

  • One-Way Trip Fares
    Cash or Credit
    $3.50
    Personal Care Attendant
    Free
    Seniors 60+
    $1.75 Donation**
    Ten Trip Ticket
    $35.00

    Fares may be paid by cash on the vehicle or by credit card through the Mobility by Ecolane app.

    **Available for senior residents age 60+ residing in Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Essex, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.

    • Pre-registration is required, which can be done by phone at (860) 510-0429
    • Suggested donation is $1.75 per one way trip, which may be deposited in the farebox
    • Not available on ADA Paratransit or for those residing in skilled nursing care facilities.

    Senior transportation is made possible by a grant from the Senior Resources Agency on Aging with Title III funds made available under the Older Americans Act. Same day fare is not eligible for the senior fare program and must be paid in cash or ride tickets.

XtraMile Fare Information

  • One-Way Trip Fare
    Cash or Credit
    $1.75
    WesPass*
    Free

    *Free unlimited rides on all RVT bus routes and XtraMile. Must show valid Wesleyan ID.

    There are no discounts on XtraMile fares.  XtraMile does not accept any tickets, passes or transfers.  Fares may be paid by credit card through the XtraMile by RVT app.