Where are you heading today? Local Fares are for our 5 routes within the Gary city limits and their names start with “L”. Regional Fares take you to 10 surrounding areas throughout NWI—these routes start with the letter “R”.
If you need to change buses to get to your destination, it's simple! Transfers from a regional route are always free, so are local-to-local transfers. If you need to switch from a local route to a regional bus route, simply purchase a transfer. You can always ask your bus driver for assistance, they are happy to help.
Seniors, individuals with disabilities, and Medicare card holder can qualify for half price fares. Learn how here.
Fares - Local
|Seniors, Disabled, Medicare||$0.80|
|Transfer Local to Local||FREE|
Fares - Regional
|Seniors, Disabled, Medicare||$1.00|
Transfers Local to Regional
|Seniors, Disabled, Medicare||$0.20|
|Adult 30 Day||$50*|
|Adult 15 Day||$27*|
|Student 30 Day||$35|
|ADA 20 Ride Local||$50|
|ADA 12 Ride Regional||$48|
Mobile Tickets through Token Transit App
Token Transit is the name of the app where you can purchase bus passes for GPTC. Download it to your phone, select GPTC from the list, and open an account. You can pay with your credit, debit or commuter benefits card. Once you have this set up, you will always have your pass with you. Ride the bus anytime with ease and convenience! And as always, we are here to help. Here's How:
1. Install the Token Transit App
Find it in the App Store or Google Play. Download the Free App. Enter your phone number and agree to the terms. It will send a code to input for verification.
2. Purchase Passes
Select any fare type you like, from a single ride to a monthly pass.
When you are ready to ride, tap your pass to activate. This app on your phone holds all of your passes.
As you board the bus, show the driver your digital ticket.
How to Purchase Bus Fares
Fixed Route Bus Passes Are Available At:
- Adam Benjamin Metro Center
100 W. 4th Avenue, Gary, IN 46402
- North Township Hammond Office
5947 Hohman Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320
- Wicker Park
8554 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN 46322
Purchase by Mail
15-day and 30-day adult passes, as well as ADA passes for registered riders, are available via mail-order. Send your address plus a money order or business/certified check (no personal checks or cash) to GPTC’s Metro Center office. A $3.00 additional convenience charge should be added to each pass for mail-order purchases. Please allow ten days for delivery.
If you need to change buses to get to your destination, simply ask for a transfer from your driver. Local-to-Local changes are no additional cost. Local-to-regional transfers carry a small fee. Ask your bus driver for assistance, they are happy to help.
Your transfer allows you 2 additional rides AFTER you pay your original fare (a total of three rides). Be aware of the expiration time on your transfer pass because they are only valid for 2 hours after you receive it. If your transfer expires due to a late bus, be prepared to alert the driver.
Also, do not fold or bend your transfer or bus pass, or allow the card to become wet. This may make it unreadable to GPTC’s fareboxes.
Pass holders do not need transfers. As always, GPTC’s bus operators are able to answer any questions about the use of these cards.
About Our Half Fare Program
|FARES||LOCAL||REGIONAL||HOURS OF OPERATION|
|Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities, Medicare card holder||$0.80||$1.00||ALL|
Customers requesting must present a Half Fare ID card or Medicare card to the bus operator at the time of boarding to receive the Half Fare rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Half Fare Program?
This program allows senior citizens (age 65 and older), persons with disabilities and Medicare card holders to ride GPTC fixed route service at a Half Fare rate during all hours of operation. The Half Fare is not more than one-half the base fare charged to other persons who ride fixed route service. GPTC’s regular full fare for Adults is one dollar and sixty cents ($1.60) for local service and two-dollars and twenty-five cents ($2.25) for regional route service. A half fare rate of eighty-cents ($.80) for local service and one dollar ($1.00) for regional route service is available to for those who qualify. Customers must present a Half Fare ID or Medicare card to the bus operator upon boarding a GPTC vehicle to receive the half fare rate. To obtain a Half Fare ID card, customers must present identification at GPTC’s Metro Center headquarters. located on the third (3rd) floor at 100 West 4th Avenue, Gary, Indiana 46402. A photo will be taken and a half fare ID card will be issued at that time. To ensure that the person presenting a Medicare card is the authorized user, additional proof of identity (such as another card with a photograph) may be requested by the Bus Operator. The sole purpose for additional identification is to check the validity of the Medicare card and not further proof of eligibility of the Medicare cardholder. Fare structure information including Half Fare (reduced fare) is printed on all GPTC bus schedules .
Who qualifies for the Half Fare Program?
- Senior Citizens (age 65 or older)
- Individuals with Disabilities
- Medicare card holders
How do I apply for the Half Fare Program?
Those eligible for the Half Fare Program include:
- Senior Citizens (age 65 or older): pre-approval is based on one piece of proper identification
- Individuals with Disabilities: pre-approval application must be completed by a licensed physician and person providing proper identification
- Medicare card holders: Medicare card is proof of identification
How can I get a Half Fare Application?
- By visiting the Gary Public Transportation Corporation administrative office located at 100 West 4th Avenue, 3rd floor, Gary, Indiana 46402, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
- Request by mail at:
Gary Public Transportation Corporation
100 West 4th Avenue
Gary, Indiana 46402
What are the Half Fare hours of service?
- Half Fare hours are the same all hours of operation as fixed route service
Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 5:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.