Fixed Route Fares

Local Fare NEW $1.80
Half Fare $0.90
Commuter Fare NEW $2.75
Half Fare $1.35
Transfer Fare $0.25
Transfer from Local Route to Commuter Route NEW $0.95
Local 11-Ride Pass NEW $17.50
Commuter 11-Ride Pass NEW $27.50
Local 20-Ride Reduced Fare Pass *NEW $18.00
Commuter 20-Ride Reduced Fare Pass *NEW $27.50
Local 1-Day Pass NEW $5.00
Local 7-Day Pass NEW $20.00
Local 31-Day Pass NEW $49.00
Commuter 31-Day Pass NEW $77.00
Local 7-Day Student K-12, includes transfers* NEW $12.50
Local 31-Day Student K-12, includes transfers* NEW $35.00
Student Single Ride Ticket K-12, ID Required*NEW $1.25
Reduced Transit Replacement ID Card* $10.00
Senior Citizen Replacement ID Card* $10.00
Shippensburg Raider Transit $1.30
Shippensburg Raider Transit Half Fare $0.65
Transfer from Shippensburg Raider Transit to Commuter Route $1.45

*Only available at Cameron Street or Strawberry Square Offices

Children: Children under 3’8″ (44 inches) ride free when accompanied by a fare paying passenger. When boarding the bus, please see the designated measurement zone at the driver’s area.

Students: There is no student cash fare. Discounted student passes are available for full-time student passengers 18 years of age and under and can only be purchased at CAT’s main office or Strawberry Square location. Those who look older may be asked for proof of age.

College Students: Please check with your individual school for a CAT Pass Program.

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


Whenever possible, please have exact change when paying a cash fare on the bus to help expedite the boarding process.  To save time and money, consider purchasing Multi-Ride Tickets or Period Passes (such as a 1-Day, 7-Day or 31-Day Pass).  Period Passes are available for Local and Commuter routes and offer unlimited rides for the time period or number of rides indicated, once the Pass has been activated.

All Period Passes include the cost of a Transfer; Multi-Ride Tickets do not include the cost of a Transfer.

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Where to Purchase CAT Passes and Tickets

Multi-Ride Tickets and Period Passes are available at CAT’s Main Office (located at 901 North Cameron Street) and the Strawberry Square CAT Information Office, in Harrisburg.  In addition, riders may also purchase 31-Day Local Passes & Multi-Ride Local Tickets from the “Transit News” store, located inside the Harrisburg Transportation Center (Amtrak Train Station).

Riders may also purchase various fare products (Quick Tickets, Multi-Ride Tickets and Period Passes) by mail order form, online through this website or at the Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) at the Market Square Transfer Center.  The TVM will accept VISA and Mastercard debit or credit cards as well as cash.


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

CAT Main Office

901 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg PA 17101
7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Transit News Stand

Harrisburg Transportation Center (Amtrak Station)
4:30 AM – 7:00 PM
6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

CAT Information Office

Strawberry Square, Harrisburg PA 17101
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Ticket Vending Machine (TVM)

Located at Market Square Transfer Center. Debit, Credit Card and Cash sales.


Effective date of published fares is November 4, 2019