Discount fare qualifications

Seniors and customers with disabilities enjoy discounts on one-way cash fare and on all passes. The discount one-way cash fare is $1 (or $1.25 on express routes). However, an acceptable ID must be presented each time a discount one-way fare or discount fare pass is used.

Many employers and universitiies in the Triangle offer exclusive commuter benefits, such as subsidies and discounts on bus passes and Vanpool fare. See the list of employers and universities here.

Free rides for youth!

GoTriangle offers a free Youth GoPass to teens ages 13 to 18! Find out where you can get one here. The Youth GoPass allows free rides on any GoTriangle, GoRaleigh, GoCary or GoDurham bus. Teens without a Youth GoPass pay half-price fare on GoTriangle buses.

Children 12 and younger ride free. Learn more about taking kids on the bus on our kids page!

Accepted IDs for seniors

Seniors age 65 or older can show proof of age with a government-issued ID card with birthdate (including Medicare ID cards), or a discount card issued by GoTriangle, GoCary, GoDurham or GoRaleigh. Apply for a GoTriangle discount ID card.

Accepted IDs for customers with disabilities

  1. GoTriangle discount ID card (Apply)
  2. GoCary, GoDurham or GoRaleigh discount ID card
  3. Medicare ID card (red, white, and blue)
  4. Braille Institute ID card
  5. Veterans Health ID card
  6. Proof of ADA eligibility from another transit system

How to get a discount ID card

Please fill out this application and bring it (along with proof of age or proof of enrollment) to:

  • Regional Transit Information Center, 901 Slater Road in Durham — 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Durham Station, 515 W. Pettigrew St. in Durham — 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Please also bring proof of age and/or proof of school enrollment. (Note that a discount ID card is not required for youth to obtain a discount fare. See accepted ID section above.) If you have any questions, please call the GoTriangle Information Center at 919-485-RIDE (7433).

A customer service representative will take your photo and process your application. ID cards typically take one business day to produce. Please tell the customer service representative if you would like to pick up your ID card at the RTC or have it mailed to your home.