Fares effective October 1, 2015.
County Libraries do not accept credit and or debit cards for bus pass purchases.
Note: Bus pass vendors should not charge a convenience fee for BCT passes. They are only to be sold at FACE VALUE. Please call 954-357-8400 to report any vendor who charges more than the amounts listed above for any BCT bus pass.
Reduced Fares and Passes
There are reduced fares for Senior, Youth and Disabled/Medicare. Proof of age is required for Youth fare (18 years or younger) and for Senior fare (65 years or older).
For a BCT Disabled Reduced Fare Photo I.D. Card, proof of disability is required with a Medicare card or a dated letter from a doctor (on Doctor’s letterhead) stating 50 percent or more permanent disability or a Social Security Award Letter (letter must have the wording ‘disabled individual’). A valid government issued photo I.D. is also required. All Medicare cards, doctor letters and Government issued photo I.D. cards must be originals. No copies will be accepted.
The only discount College Student bus pass available is a 31-Day bus pass. In order to qualify to purchase this pass, a current college photo I.D. card or a current copy of the student’s class schedule and a current photo I.D. is required.
The College Student bus pass is only available for sale at the Broward County Main Library (MN), North Regional/BC Library (NR), South Regional/BC Library (SR), Miramar Library (MI), Northwest Regional Library (NO), Alvin Sherman Library located at Nova Southeastern University, on some college campuses, and at the Central Bus Terminal and Northeast Transit Center.
All bus passes are not exchangeable, refundable or transferable. Damaged cards are invalid. Lost, stolen or damaged cards will NOT be replaced by BCT.
A BCT Bus Pass is a credit-card size fare card with magnetic swipe. The Bus Pass offers flexible pricing and is fully automated for use on all BCT buses. It is also simple to use; just insert the card's magnetic swipe facing the direction indicated on the fare box, slide it through from right to left and the fare box will beep when the Bus Pass is accepted.
How to use your Bus Pass
- Insert Bus Pass card's magnetic swipe facing in the direction indicated on the fare box's card reader to activate.
- Slide it through, magnetic swipe down, from right to left. Fare box will BEEP when the Bus Pass is accepted. Fare box will CHIRP when a Bus Pass is invalid, misread or expired. Try again. If the fare box CHIRPS again, the passenger must pay the fare with exact currency.
Types of Bus Passes
- All Day Pass: Available only aboard all BCT buses. Unlimited rides all day on all regular BCT routes. Discounted fares for Senior, Youth, Disabled/Medicare.
- 10 Ride Pass: 10 rides any day, any time. Expires after the 10th ride is taken.
- 3 Day Pass: Unlimited rides for 3 consecutive days. Starts the first day card is used. Expires after the third day.
- 7 Day Pass: Unlimited rides for 7 consecutive days. Starts the first day card is used. Expires after the seventh day.
- 31 Day Passes: Unlimited rides for 31 consecutive days. Starts on the first day card is used. Expires after the 31st day. Discounted fares for Senior, Youth, Disabled/Medicare and College Students.
Bus passes are not exchangeable, refundable or transferable. Damaged cards are invalid. Lost, stolen or damaged cards will NOT be replaced by BCT.
Bus Pass Sales Sites
Click here for a list of current authorized distributors of BCT Bus Passes. Telephone numbers and connecting bus routes are included.
For more information about bus passes, fares, or route planning assistance, please call customer service at 954.357.8400 or TTY 954.357.8302.
Transfer Policy - Effective 7/10/11
TRANSFERS BETWEEN REGULAR BCT BUS SERVICE AND BCT EXPRESS BUS SERVICE
Passengers using any BCT bus pass and transferring from a regular BCT route, to an Express bus route, must pay a $1.00 upgrade fee. Passengers with a Premium bus pass do not have to pay the $1.00 upgrade fee.
Passengers paying with cash, on a regular BCT bus route, will not be able to transfer to an Express bus route without paying the full premium fare when boarding the Express bus.
Passengers using an All-Day bus pass will be required to pay the $1.00 upgrade fee when boarding Express buses.
PREMIUM BUS PASS CUSTOMERS
The BCT 31-Day Premium Bus Pass is acceptable on all BCT regular bus routes.
TRANSFERS FROM BCT TO OTHER SOUTH FLORIDA TRANSIT SYSTEMS
When boarding a BCT bus, passenger pays the appropriate BCT fare and may request a transfer from the bus operator if transferring to Miami-Dade Transit (MDT), Palm Tran or Tri-Rail.
TRANSFERS TO BCT FROM OTHER SOUTH FLORIDA TRANSIT SYSTEMS
When transferring from MDT, Palm Tran and Tri-Rail to BCT regular fixed-route bus service, passenger pays $.50 with a transfer issued by MDT or Palm Tran and proof of fare payment such as Easy Card and receipt issued by Tri-Rail. Tri-Rail passengers boarding BCT at any locations other than at a Tri-Rail station will be required to pay the full fare.
TRANSFERS BETWEEN OTHER SOUTH FLORIDA TRANSIT SYSTEMS AND PREMIUM EXPRESS BUS SERVICE
Transfers to MDT or Tri-Rail from Premium Express Service, a transfer is issued and passenger must pay appropriate MDT or Tri-Rail fare.
Transfer from MDT or Tri-Rail to Premium Express Service, a $.50 transfer fee is required with the appropriate transfer from MDT or Tri-Rail.
The Premium Express Service does not connect with Palm Tran.
The Easy Card issued by MDT and Tri-Rail is not accepted as payment on any BCT bus.
Upgrade Transfer Policy
From BCT local to BCT Express: BCT bus pass plus $1 upgrade, pertains to holders of all BCT passes: All Day, 3 Day, 7 Day,
10 Ride, Adult 31 Day Regular, Adult 31 Day Senior, Disabled/Medicare, Youth and College Student Pass.