Fare Guide & Programs

Bus Routes:

General Fares:

Adult - $1.30
Adult, Fort Benning - $1.90
Senior Citizen/Disabled - $0.65
Senior Citizen/Disabled, Fort Benning (I.D.required)- $0.95
Student - $1.00 (ID required)
Child (Taller than fare box) - $1.30
Child (Smaller than fare box in seat) - $1.00
Child (Smaller than fare box in arms) Only one child can be held. - free
Uptown Express - $0.55
Dial-A-Ride - $2.50 (ID required)

Special Fare Programs:


The Transfer Center sells swipe cards from 4:30 AM to 6:30 PM on Monday through Saturday.

DaysAdultDisabled / Senior
(ID required)
(ID required)
7 $15.50 $7.75 N/A
14 $28.00 $14.00 N/A
31 $53.00 $26.50 $23.00

Student Identification Card for Reduced Fare

Students attending schools in Columbus, GA may qualify for reduced fare on METRA's Fixed Route bus service. A monthly Swipe Card is $23.00 for unlimited rides. Students may use their current school identification card or purchase an identification card from METRA. The I.D. must include the expiration date. The cost of a METRA Student I.D. is $6.00. Students must complete and submit an application to purchase a METRA I.D. Print Application for Student ID Card.

One Way Reduced-Rate Passes ( for Disable, Seniors, and Students )

METRA offers One Way Passes for Disable, Seniors, and Students at the reduced rate:

  • Disable $ .65
  • Senior $ .65
  • Student $ 1.00

Half–Fare Program

METRA issues Half–Fare Passes for senior citizens and disabled riders. The card allows you to travel at half the regular fare at all times on the bus system. Medicare cards are accepted for half–fare with picture identification. Eligibility Requirements: Age 62+ or a physical or mental disability. A valid I.D. with proof of age is needed as well.

Dial–A–Ride/Paratransit Services

METRA provides ADA Complementary Paratransit Service (Dial–A–Ride) to eligible persons with disabilities who are, because of their disability, unable to board, ride or disembark from an accessible vehicle in METRA’s regular bus service. Service is provided with special lift–equipped buses curb–to–curb, shared ride basis. Learn more about Dial–A–Ride program, or apply for the Dial–A–Ride program online.

Value of CardNumber of Rides Stored on Card
$12.50 5 Rides per Card ($2.50 One–Way)
$22.50 9 Rides per Card ($2.50 One–Way)
$ 5.00 Smart Card (Reloadable)

For more information, or if you have questions, please call METRA’s information line at (706) 225-4673.

Summer Fun Pass Program (Seasonal, June – August)

The “Summer Fun Connection” begins June 1 and continues through August 31. Student’s ages 9 to 18 can participate in the program, but an adult must accompany kids 12 and under. The Summer Fun Passes are available at METRA Transit System’s Transfer Center located at 814 Linwood Blvd, Monday through Saturday from 4:30 AM until 6:30 PM. The cost is only $23.00… that’s as little as $0.15 cents per trip! You must have a student ID or purchase a $3.00 Summer Fun ID, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. This program means students no longer have to depend on mom and dad for transportation to the movies, mall or Uptown!

To participate in METRA’s Summer Fun Pass Program, fill out the Summer Fun Student Identification Form located at the METRA Transfer Center. After reading and completing the Identification Form, bring the form and $23.00 to the METRA Transfer Center, 814 Linwood Blvd. Students with their School I.D. only pay $20 for the Summer Fun Pass. ( Passes without School I.D. are $23. )

Kids can travel to sites around town on any of our regular route buses, including the Columbus Public Library, Shirley Winston Super Center, Columbus Park Crossing, Peachtree Mall, Comer Recreational Center, Cooper Creek Park, Columbus Museum, Civic Center, Riverwalk, South Commons, Coca-Cola Space Center, Peach Bowl Lanes, and any place METRA's fixed route buses travel.