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Pace fares

From Transit.Wiki

Pace fares can be paid with cash at bus farebox, Ventra fare cards, contactless bank cards, and mobile phone with pay app.

Seniors, disabled riders pay reduced fare. It requires a Reduced Fare Ventra card.

K-12 students pay student fare ($0.85) on school days from 5:30am to 8:30pm. Student fare requires a Student Ventra card. They can also buy 30-day Pace pass at Reduced Fare rate.

Local/regular/Call-n-Ride Full Reduced
Cash single ride $2.25 $1.10
Ventra single ride $2.00 $1.00
Ventra transfer
(free for 5xx series routes in Waukegan, Elgin, Aurora, Joliet)
$0.30 $0.20
Pace only 30-day pass $60 $30
Pace/CTA 30-day pass $105 $50
Pace/CTA 7-day pass $33 -
Premium Full Reduced
Cash or Ventra $4.50 $2.25
Ventra transfer from local single ride $2.80 $1.45
Ventra transfer from local pass $2.50 $1.25
Pace only 30-day premium pass $140 $70