We receive a lot of questions from tourists regarding RTC reduced bus fares in Las Vegas. Below are the things you need to know, and the steps required to obtain a Reduced Fare ID card.
The RTC Las Vegas offer reduced fares to veterans, youth 6-17 years / students (K-12), senior citizens (60 and over), person with disabilities, Medicare eligible persons, and Mobility Trained customers. Kids 5 and under ride free.
Using your RTC-issued Reduced Fare I.D.
Effective March 4, 2019, customers using their RTC-issued Reduced Fare I.D., Veterans I.D. or Mobility Trained I.D to ride RTC fixed route will be asked to tap the card on the electronic validator, which is located on the pole right inside the front door of the bus.
There is now a three steps process customers with Reduced Fare I.D. must follow when boarding.
1 Show the bus driver your RTC-issued I.D. card to prove eligibility for the reduced fare rate.
2 Swipe your pass to pay fare or insert money in to the farebox.
3 Tap your RTC-issued I.D. card on the electronic validator.
If your I.D. card is linked to your account on the rideRTC app, bypass Step 1 (showing the bus driver your I.D.) Instead, just scan your phone on the validator to pay the fare.
RTC upgraded all ticket vending machines and vehicle fare box units. In order to purchase reduced fare from this equipment and the new rideRTC transit app, you must obtain a new Reduced Fare, Mobility Trained or Veterans identification card (ID) from the RTC in person. (Your old RTC Reduced Fare ID cards will no longer be valid)
A new ID card can be obtained by visiting at one of the locations below:
Bonneville Transit Center, at 101 E. Bonneville Ave., seven days a week from 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
RTC's administrative office building at 600 S. Grand Central Parkway, Suite #350, Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
To prove eligibility for RTC Reduced fares, the following forms of identification will be required at the Bonneville Transit Center. Note: Reduced Fare ID cards can only be obtained at the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC).
Medicare Card Holders: Medicare card and a valid driver's license or non-driver photo ID card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles;
Seniors (60+): A valid driver's license or non-driver photo ID card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles;
Veterans: Veterans ID Card from the Veterans Administration (VA) or DC Papers (DD214) or your Military Retiree ID Card (if applicable) plus a Valid Nevada ID i.e. Nevada Driver's License or state issued ID card. (Only local veterans residing in Clark County with valid Nevada ID are eligible)
Youths (6-17 years): Birth certificate, valid driver's license or non-driver photo ID card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Youth / students (K-12) may present a current Student ID card at the time of boarding
Disabled: Medicare card or a signed letter (original document only) from a physician less than three months old stating the individual is disabled and the time period of the disability accompanied by a valid driver's license or non-driver photo ID card issued the by the Department of Motor Vehicles; a valid reduced-fare eligibility card from another transit system.
Requirements to purchase a RTC Reduced Fare Pass
Upon providing proof of eligibility at the RTC Bonneville Transit Center (BTC), you will be issued the proper RTC Reduced Fare I.D. card. To purchase a Reduced Fare Pass you must show a valid driver's license or non-driver photo I.D. card issued by the DMV in addition to one (1) of the following I.D.s.
Valid Medicare card
Valid RTC Reduced Fare I.D. card
Valid Clark County School District I.D. card
Valid RTC Veterans I.D. card
Valid RTC Mobility Trained I.D. card
Valid Transit I.D. from another transit agency
Strip & All Access Passes Reduced Fare
|2-Hour||$3||Available: On-board SDX and Deuce vehicles, Select TVM's, rideRTC app|
|24-Hour||$4||Available: On-board SDX and Deuce vehicles, Select TVM's, rideRTC app|
|3-Day||$10||Available: at Select TVM's, rideRTC app|
|5-Day||$16||Available: on rideRTC app|
Residential Routes Reduced Fare
|Single Ride||$1||Available: On-board vehicles|
|2-Hour||$1.50||Available: On-board vehicles, rideRTC app|
|24-Hour||$2.50||Available: On-board vehicles, rideRTC app|
|7-Day||$10||Available: on rideRTC app|
|15-Day||$17||Available: at BTC, RTC Admin., Select TVM's, Vendors, rideRTC app|
|30-Day||$32.50||Available: at BTC, RTC Admin., Select TVM's, Vendors, rideRTC app|
Valid Nevada ID may be required when using residential fares on Strip & Downtown Express and Deuce on the Strip routes
Money Saving Tip...
All full and reduced fare residential passes are valid on Strip & Downtown Express and Deuce on the Strip.
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|Where to Buy RTC Transit Pass||rideRTC Mobile App|
|Deuce on the Strip||How to Ride the SDX|
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