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Bus Fare

PARTA has a separate fare structure and methods of payment for its fixed route and Dial-A-Ride bus services. Riders of either service may qualify for a reduced fare (see below). If you have questions about purchasing fare, give us a call at  330-676-6701 or email


Please note: All Kent State students ride free on all PARTA fixed routes with their FLASHcard with the exception of Akron and Cleveland Express Routes and Dial-A-Ride service.

Fixed route bus fare

Fare rates

Single Ride                             

Day Pass 

Monthly Pass                              

Akron Express Fare  

Cleveland Express Fare  

$1.00 / .50 reduced fare*

$2.00 / $1.00 reduced fare* (only available with EZfare)

$45.00 / $22.50 reduced fare* (Good for 31 days from first tap. Not available for Express Routes)




*Must be eligible for reduced fare pricing. See below.

How to pay

  • Go mobile - Download the EZfare app from the Google Play or Apple App Store and use your mobile phone to pay your fare

  • Go Card - Purchase a reloadable EZfare smart card available at:

    • Kent Central Gateway Transit Center - 201 E. Erie St., Kent

    • PARTA administrative office - 2000 Summit Rd., Kent

  • Pay with Cash - Must have exact fare, bus driver cannot make change​

Fixed route fare refunds

There are no refunds on PARTA’s fixed route bus fare. This includes:

  • Funds deposited to EZfare accounts

  • One-trip tokens printed through an EZfare account

  • 31-day disposable smart cards

  • Reloadable smart cards (the card itself or funds associated with the card)

  • No refunds on lost or stolen smart cards

Visit the EZfare website to sign up or learn more


Dial-A-Ride bus fare

Fare rates

Single Ride                             

10-Ride Pass 

$6.00 / $3.00 reduced fare* / $2.00 ADA fare*  (no online purchase)

$54.00 / $30.00 reduced fare* / $20.00 ADA fare* (ticket book good for 10 rides)

*Must be eligible to receive reduced fare or ADA fare pricing. See below.

How to pay

Dial-A-Ride tickets may be purchased at:

  • Kent Central Gateway Transit Center - 201 E. Erie St., Kent

  • PARTA administrative office - 2000 Summit Rd., Kent

  • All Huntington Bank locations in Portage County

  • Order by phone - call 330-678-7745

  • Pay with cash on bus - Must have exact fare, bus driver cannot make change

Purchase online using the link in the box below. Please note that single ride Dial-A-Ride tickets are not available for online purchase.

Purchase Dial-A-Ride Tickets Online

10-Ride booklet

$54.00 ticket book good for 10 rides

10-Ride booklet

Reduced Fare*

$30.00 ticket book good for 10 rides

*Must be eligible to receive reduced fare pricing.

10-Ride booklet

ADA Fare*

$20.00 ticket book good for 10 rides

*Must be eligible to receive ADA fare pricing.

Dial-A-Ride fare refunds
  • PARTA requires an original receipt for all returns

  • Refunds will only be made to the original purchaser

  • Returns must be made within 60 days of purchase

  • To receive a refund on ticket booklets, the booklets must be undamaged with all ten (10) tickets attached in their original state. There are no refunds on partial booklets

  • Refunds for tickets purchased by check will only be issued 14 days after the date of purchase

  • Fees for checks returned by the bank due to Non-sufficient Funds (NSF) must be paid by purchaser  

  • If the value of a refund is more than one hundred dollars ($100), there will be a 10% processing fee which will be withheld from the refund

  • Refunds are only processed from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday at our main office:



2000 Summit Rd.

Kent, OH 44240

Reduced Fare Pricing

Reduced Fare Pricing

download reduced fare pricing application

Seniors (65 years of age or older), Medicare card holders, persons with disabilities, or a PARTA reduced fare card holder are eligible for reduced fare on fixed route and Dial-A-Ride services.


Reduced fare cards can be obtained at our offices at 2000 Summit Road or by calling 330-678-1287 with a Medicare card or driver’s license.


You can also download the application and mail it into PARTA at 2000 Summit Road, Kent, OH 44240.

PARTA offers a specialized service, ADA, complementing regular fixed routes.  This complementary paratransit service provides transportation for people with disabilities who cannot use fixed route buses.  It is available at the same time as the PARTA fixed route buses, with the pick-up location and destination no further than 3/4 of a mile from the fixed route.

Individuals who qualify for Medicaid are eligible for free medical transportation through NET (Non-Emergency Transportation) throughout Portage County.


Non-Emergency Transportation (Free Medicaid Transportation)

The Non-Emergency Transportation program is for individuals who are Medicaid eligible.

Portage County Job & Family Services provides help with securing transportation for doctor, dental, hearing, and counseling appointments (list not exclusive) for adults and children.  You can request services by calling 330-297-3785 or email

Rides are available within all of Portage County. Please request ten days prior to appointment.

Portage County JFS requires the following information prior to processing a NET request:

  • Social security number of the individual with the medical appointment.  All Medicaid categories are eligible except
    MPAP-Medicare Premium Assistance Programs.

  • Medical provider information required: name and type of medical provider, address, and telephone number of the provider, the purpose of appointment, and date and time of the appointment.

Do you need to apply for Medicaid?  There are three easy ways to do so…

  1. Go online to

  2. Call 844-644-OHIO to register or renew

  3. Visit Job & Family Services at 449 S. Meridian Street, Ravenna, to fill out an application in person

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