Fare Price
Regular Cash Bus Fare $1.65
Transfer $0.45
Bayliner Trolley FREE
Courthouse Trolley $0.50 *
UPMC Shuttle/ Park-N-Ride $0.50 *

* Free to employees of the courthouse, Hamot, and Erie Insurance as well as anyone with a valid college ID from the following universities: Edinboro, Gannon, Penn State Behrend,  Mercyhurst, and Erie County Community College.


Fare Price
31 Day Pass $52.00
20-Ride Pass $28.00
5-Ride Ticket $7.50
Day Pass $3.30 (purchased on bus)

Children 4 years and under ride free of charge. Limit of three (3) children per fare.

Please board with the exact fare. Drivers do not carry any money.

Day Passes and transfer fares are the only products that are able to be purchased on the bus. All other passes can be purchased at our Intermodal Transportation office located at 208 E. Bayfront Pkwy, Erie, PA 16507 or any retail location. See below for more information.

Retail Locations

Bus passes are also available at other area retailers. To see your options, click here.

Please note: EMTA’s Intermodal office accepts cash and credit options when purchasing passes.

Token Transit- Available Now!

Bus passes on your phone! Buy your pass before riding through this app for a cashless, convenient option.

Reduced Fare Program

Passengers with a Medicare Card will be issued a photo ID card at the “e” Intermodal Transportation Center office at 208 E. Bayfront Pkwy. Erie, PA 16507. If an applicant does not have a Medicare Card then they will need a qualifying agency or physician to complete the Reduced Fare application. For more information call 814-459-8922 x 101

Reduced Transit Fare……….$ .80
Transfer……………..$ .25

(Cannot be combined with a 20-ride or 31-day pass)

Reduced Fare cards cannot be used during peak hours of 7:30-8:30AM or 4:30-5:30PM.

See the application here.

Senior Citizen Program

EMTA recommends that seniors 65 and older interested in riding the “e” sign up for the Senior Identification card. By showing this card, you may ride any EMTA bus for FREE. An application can be mailed to you or you can fill one out at the Intermodal Transportation Center office located at 208 E. Bayfront Pkwy Erie, PA 16507. Proof of age 65 or older is required to receive the ID card. For more information please call 814-459-8922 x 101.

Senior Citizen (with ID card)…….FREE

See the application here.