Fixed Route Fares

FARE TYPE REGULAR FARE HALF FARE
Zone 1 Base Fare $1.75 $0.85
Zone 1 Base Fare + Transfer $2.00 $1.00
Zone 2 Base Fare $2.35 $1.15
Zone 2 Base Fare + Transfer $2.60 $1.30
Zone 3 Base Fare $2.95 $1.45
Zone 3 Base Fare + Transfer $3.20 $1.60
Student Base Fare (K – 12th grade) – All Zones – Must present current student ID $1.25  
Student Base Fare + Transfer (K – 12th grade) – All Zones – Must present current student ID $1.50  
Zone Fare $0.60  
Transfer Fare $0.25  
11 Ride Ticket – Zone 1 $16.50  
11 Ride Ticket – Zone 1 + Transfer  $0.25 $0.10
11 Ride Ticket – Zone 2 $22.00  
11 Ride Ticket – Zone 2 + Transfer  $0.25 $0.10
11 Ride Ticket – Zone 3 $28.00  
11 Ride Ticket – Zone 3 + Transfer   $0.25 $0.10
20 Ride Reduced Fare Ticket – Zone 1   $17.50
20 Ride Reduced Fare Ticket – Zone 1 + Transfer   $ 0.10
Monthly Pass – Zone 1 (includes transfers) $49.00  
Monthly Pass – Zone 2 (includes transfers) $70.00  
Monthly Pass – Zone 3 (includes transfers) $87.00  
Monthly Student Pass (K – 12th grade) – Covers all zones and transfers – Must present current student ID $35.00  
Base SET Fare $3.50  
Reduced Transit Replacement ID Card (Only available at Cameron St. office) $10.00  
Senior Citizen Replacement ID Card (Only available at Cameron St. office) $10.00  
Children five and under free when accompanied by an adult    

Half Fare Program

A Medicare card is sufficient proof for eligibility for the Federal Half Fare program.

Passengers with a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, may be entitled to a Pennsylvania Reduced-Fare Transit Identification Card to ride regular fixed route buses for one-half the regular adult fare. Passengers may bring their Medicare card the CAT office to receive their identification card. If you do not possess a Medicare card, you may request to have an application mailed to you. A doctor will need to sign the application to verify your disability. Once this is done, you may either mail the completed application CAT person and a Reduced Fare Transit Identification Card will be issued to you.

Passengers over 65 may also use their Medicare Card to ride for half fare, however CAT encourages them to apply for the free fare card and ride for free.

 

Senior Free Fare Program

Passengers 65 years of age or older ride free on the CAT fixed route bus system. To be eligible for the Free Fare Program, passengers must register with CAT to obtain a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ID Card. To receive the Free Fare ID Card, passengers must bring approved proof of age to CAT’s office. An application will be completed and the ID card will be issued immediately. Photocopies of the appropriate proof of age may also be mailed with an application in order to receive the ID card.

The following are Pennsylvania’s approved proof of age documents: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Naturalization Papers, Passport, Statement from Social Security Administration, Armed Forces Discharge/Separation Papers, Pennsylvania Identification Card, Photo Motor Vehicle Operator’s License, Resident Alien Card, Pace Card or Veteran’s Universal Access Identification Card.

 

*Persons with disabilities are eligible to ride CAT fixed-route buses at half fare. Contact the CAT Information Center for an application or you can print out one in English or Spanish

Zone 1: Harrisburg, Dauphin, Hershey, Hummelstown, Middletown,
Steelton, Camp Hill, Enola, Lemoyne, Mechanicsburg, New Cumberland,
Shiremanstown, Wormleysburg, Winding Hill

Zone 2: Carlisle, Halifax

Zone 3: Newville, Shippensburg, Elizabethville, Millersburg


When you board the bus, you must have exact fare if paying cash. To save time and money, consider purchasing a multiple ride ticket or monthly pass. A monthly pass offers unlimited rides for the calendar month for which the pass is purchased. The pass includes all costs for transfers and express service. Drivers will begin accepting the next month’s “Monthly Pass” the last three calendar days of the month.

Capital Area Transit Bus

CAT System Map Click here to view the CAT Zone Map in PDF Format

Where to Purchase CAT Passes and Tickets

Monthly passes and tickets are available at CAT’s Main Office in Harrisburg at 901 North Cameron Street and at Strawberry Square CAT Information Office.  Zone 1 monthly passes and 11-ride tickets are available at the “Transit News” stand located at the Harrisburg Transportation Center (AMTRAK Station). Additionally, passes and tickets are available by mail or through this website and at CAT Ticket Kiosks located at Market Square Transfer Center and the Keystone Building. Ticket kiosks accept Mastercard and Visa credit cards only. CAT TICKET MACHINES DO NOT ACCEPT CASH.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Kiosk purchases are limited to one ticket or pass per credit card/per day.

Tickets and Monthly Passes

CAT Main Office
901 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
MONDAY – FRIDAY
LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY
MONTH 9 AM – 1 PM

Transit News Stand
Harrisburg Transportation Center (Amtrak Station)
WEEKDAYS BETWEEN 4:30 AM and 7:00 PM
WEEKENDS BETWEEN 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM

CAT Information Office

Strawberry Square, Harrisburg
10 AM – 3 PM
CLOSED FROM 1:30 PM – 2 PM
MONDAY-FRIDAY
*CLOSED ON STATE HOLIDAYS

Kiosks located at

Market Square Transfer Center and Keystone Building. Credit Card only sales. Kiosk purchases are limited to one ticket or pass per credit card/per day.

Tickets Only

Boscov’s
Colonial Park Store
Customer Service Desk
MON – SAT 10am-9pm, SUN 11am-6pm

Effective date of published fares is October 1, 2010