2020 Fare Changes

Effective January 2, 2020

The Skagit Transit Board of Directors have approved the following changes to our fare policy:

Local Fixed Route Service-

  • Free transfers will be eliminated
  • Fixed route one way adult fares will remain at $1
  • 1 Day pass cost will increase from $2 to $3
  • 31 Day pass cost will increase from $25 to $30
  • Reduced fares, such as for youth and disabled, will remain at 50% of regular fare cost


County Connector Fares on the routes 80X and 90X will not change.


  Regular Youth Reduced
Standard Fare (Local) $1.00 $0.50 $0.50
One-Day Pass (Local) $2.00 $1.00 $1.00
31-Day Pass (Local) $25.00 $12.50 $12.50
County Connector - Routes 80X and 90X $2.00 $1.00 $1.00
County Connector - Route 80X and 90X within One County $1.00 $0.50 $0.50

Skagit-Whatcom Day Pass (80X and Local WTA and ST Routes)

$6.00 $3.00 $3.00
County Connector 31-Day Pass - Routes 80X, 90X, and all local routes within the WTA and Skagit Transit systems $50.00 $25.00 $25.00
Transfer Tickets Valid for 90 minutes in any direction on local buses only. Transfer tickets are not valid on the 80X and 90X.



  • No Cash refunds will be given for Fare Cards
  • Lost, damaged, stolen or expired Fare Cards will not be replaced
  • Fare Cards expire One-Year from the date issued
  • Change cards cannot be redeemed for cash

Types of Fares

Reduced Fares

People age 65 and older, people with a Medicare card and persons with disabilities are eligible to apply for a Skagit Transit Reduced Fare permit. This free permit entitles you to ride the regular route buses throughout Skagit County at a discounted fare. These discounted fares are offered throughout the system all day every day. You may obtain a free Skagit Transit Reduced Fare Permit by applying at the Customer Service Office at Skagit Station with the proper documentation. Either a Medicare card or a Reduced Fare Permit must be shown to the driver when a rider boards the bus and wants to pay a reduced fare.

Also you can purchase the Regional Reduced Fare Permit. This permit entitles you to ride the regular buses throughout the Puget Sound Region at a discounted fare. The permit is also valid on the Washington State Ferries. The permit is REQUIRED ON MOST TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN ORDER TO PAY A REDUCED FARE. The laminated Regional Reduced Fare Permit is available for $3.00 from any Puget Sound transit agency. It has no expiration date unless issued to a person with a temporary disability. Be sure to bring proof of age (65+), a valid Medicare card or proof of qualifying condition. Learn if you qualify for reduced fares and where to get an RRFP


Children (age 7 and under)

Children age 7 and under ride free with a fare-paying passenger.


Youth fares (age 8-17)

Youths age eight to seventeen (8-17) pay a reduced fare on Skagit Transit services.


Change Cards

Good for future fares if you don’t have exact change. While drivers cannot make change, our fare boxes issue a change card for the difference between what you owe and what you deposit in the fare box. For example, if you pay a $1.00 fare with a $5 bill, the fare box will issue a Skagit Transit Change Card for $4.00. The next time you ride Skagit Transit, dunk the card in the slot. The fare box will deduct $1.00 each time you use it, print the dollar value on your card and return it to you.

Skagit Transit Change Cards are good only on Skagit Transit fixed-route buses. The card cannot be redeemed for cash and is not valid on Skagit Transit Dial-A-Ride or Pocket Service.

Skagit Transit farebox accepts 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1.00 coin, $1, $2, $5, $10 and $20 bills.


Local 1-Day and 31-Day Passes

faresSkagit Transit 1-Day and 31-Day Passes are good only on local Skagit Transit fixed-route buses. The card cannot be redeemed for cash.

Riders on Skagit Transit Commuter Route 90X may use a 1-Day or 31-Day pass but will be prompted by the fare box to pay an additional $1.00 for the commuter bus ride. These passes are not valide on the Route 80X. 

1-Day Passes: Good for unlimited rides until midnight of that day. When you board the bus for the first time, you will notify the driver that you want a 1-Day Pass. He will push the appropriate button and then notify you that you can now insert your money. Within seconds, a 1-Day pass will appear at the top of the fare box for you to take. When it is time for you to get on the second bus, you will swipe the card along the magnetic reader located at the top right corner of the fare box. You will do this each time you need to ride that day.

31-Day Passes: Good for unlimited rides for 31 consecutive days. The first time you use a 31-Day Pass, remember to first dunk it in the slot on the top left of the fare box with the front of the pass facing you, to activate it. From that point on, the card is swiped when boarding. The fare box will print the dates the pass is valid so you will know when it is time to purchase a new one. You also have the option of purchasing a 31-Day Pass on the bus. You will need to notify the driver of your intent prior to inserting your money.


County Connector Pass (31-Day)

Riders with this pass can ride throuhout the region on the County Connectors (Routes 80X and 90X) and all local Skagit Transit and WTA routes for $50 ($25 Youth or Reduced Fare Riders). The pass is good for 31 days after its first use in a fare machine. County Connector Passes can be purchased on the bus, at Skagit Station, at 600 County Shop Lane in Burlington, or through the mail.


Skagit-Whatcom Day Pass (1-Day)

Riders with this pass can take unlimited rides on the 80X (Mt. Vernon to Bellingham) and all local Skagit Transit and WTA routes for $6 ($3 Youth or Reduced Fare Riders). This pass is not valid on the Route 90X to Everett. 



Transfer Card

As always, ask the driver for a transfer when you board the bus. The fare box will print a transfer card for you to take. Transfers are valid on local routes only for 90 minutes in any direction of travel.

Skagit Transit Transfer Cards are good only on Skagit Transit Fixed Route buses. The card cannot be redeemed for cash and is not valid on Skagit Transit 80X Bellingham Connector or 90X Everett Express routes.


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