Fare Price Breakdown

BCRTA provides services within Butler County, the City of Middletown, and City of Oxford and Miami University.  Below is the cost to riders based upon which service type a rider wishes to use. Service types include Fixed route, ADA paratransit, Commuter Express and BGo curb-to-curb.

Fixed Route Single Ride Fare

Fare is based on a one-way trip.  If riders pay in cash, please note, no change can be given on the bus. Regional Routes, Middletown Routes, and Miami University/Oxford Routes.

Butler County Regional Routes (R)$ FREE
Oxford/Miami University Route (U, P)$ FREE
Middletown Routes$ FREE

Half Fare & Medicare Cardholders

Persons aged 65+, passengers with a disability, and Medicare cardholders are eligible to apply for half-fare cards.  Half-fare cards are only valid on fixed, non-commuter routes.

Passengers should provide proof of eligibility at boarding.  Effective January 1, 2015 all half fare passengers must complete an application and provide a BCRTA-issued ID card to be eligible to participate in the half fare program.  Please call 513.785.5237 for details or complete the application.

*Please visit our Common Questions page for application and instructions.

*Half Fare is not available on commuter express routes that operate exclusively during peak service hours.

Regional Routes$ FREE
Middletown Routes$ FREE
CincyLinkNot Available*


Please note cash is NOT accepted onboard CincyLink. Riders may purchase and pay their CincyLink fares exclusively with EZfare. EZfare is available in the App Store and on Google Play. Riders that wish to purchase a reloadable card should contact BCRTA Customer Service. EZfare accounts can be reloaded with cash at a variety of retailers and transit stations.

Fare capping is offered for this service so riders may “pay as they go” and earn a 30-Day pass after spending the equivalent price of that pass on single rides during the 30 day period. Learn more about fare capping at ezfare.us/tap-and-ride.

CincyLink Single Ride$ 5.00
CinyLink 30-Day Pass$ 120.00

Child Fare

Children under 12 ride FREE on all BCRTA fixed route services with an accompanying adult.

ADA Service

BCRTA provides ADA paratransit services within ¾’s mile buffer of all fixed routes.  Fixed routes include R1, R3, R6, Green, Blue, Gold, Red, U1, U1W, U3, U4, and U4D.  Pricing is set by the ADA Act of 1991 that paratransit fares can be no more than twice the cost of a fixed route fare.

R, U, and P Route Paratransit Fare $ FREE
Middletown Color Route Paratransit Fare $ FREE

BGo Curb-to-Curb

BCRTA provides curb-to-curb service.  Riders can schedule a pickup and dropoff similar to a Uber/Lyft ride.  Half-fare cards are not available for BGo services.

BGo Trip One Way$5.00/trip