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Connecting to where you want to go is easy when you buy a pass. It’s a convenient and affordable way to pay. Whichever pass you choose, you’ll be connecting to destinations throughout metro Detroit in no time!

DART, A New Way To Pay!

The New way to pay to travel around the region is Dart! Dart is the most convenient and affordable way to connect to wherever you want to go. Whichever pass you choose, you’ll be connecting to destinations throughout metro Detroit in no time! So, how do you Dart?

Dart Regional Pass

               
Dart Regional passes have four full and four reduced fare options to so you can ride SMART, DDOT Fixed Route buses and the QLINE Streetcars.  Each pass starts on activation and is valid for the consecutive hours/days of the pass and allows passengers to ride in any direction as long as the pass is valid. Dart Regional Passes are not valid on SMART Connector but are valid for use on SMART Shuttles:  Oakland Mall, Farmington Dial-A-Ride, and Somerset and Groesbeck Flexroute.

*Proper ID required for reduced fares.  


4 Hour Pass

  • Full Fare $2.00, Reduced $0.50*

  • Purchased on the bus and transit centers

  • If purchased on the bus pass is automatically active

  • If purchased from the transit center, the pass needs to be inserted into farebox to activate

  • Unlimited rides for 4 hours


24 Hour Pass

  • Full Fare $5.00, Reduced $.2.00*

  • Purchased on the bus and transit centers

  • If purchased on the bus pass is automatically active

  • If purchased from the transit center, the pass needs to be inserted into farebox to activate

  • Unlimited rides for 24 hours


7 Day Pass

  • Full Fare $22.00, Reduced $10.00*

  • Purchased at transit centers, mail and online

  • Insert into farebox to activate

  • Unlimited rides for 7 Days


31 Day Pass

  • Full Fare $70.00, Reduced $29.00*

  • Purchased at transit centers, mail and online

  • Tap the Tap-to-Pay icon on farebox to activate

  • Unlimited rides for 31 Days


Dart SMART Only Passes 

      

SMART has adopted the Dart payment method to make riding SMART Fixed Route, Connector and Shuttles easier. The SMART only passes have a white background with the SMART red logo on them.  Each pass starts on activation and is valid for the consecutive days of the pass.  To ride Connector with Dart SMART passes, the pass must be activated.


Pass Type

Cost

Fare Type

$2.50 31 Day Pass

$82.00

Park & Ride

$2.00 31 Day Pass

$66.00

Full Fixed Route

$1.00 31 Day Pass

$33.00


$0.50 31 Day Pass

$17.00

Youth (6-18), Older Adults (65+), Disabled

 

 

The Value Pass

The Value Pass

Buy an $11 pass for just $10 or double your savings with a $22 pass for just $20. Each time you use your Value Pass, your remaining balance will be printed on the back. These passes never expire as long as there is value on them and are also transferrable (someone else is allowed to use the pass). Value Passes cannot be used on Connector or our Shuttle Service.

How to Buy Passes

The best way to make SMART your everywhere connection is to use our convenient SMART Passes. There are three ways to purchase passes:

Online

Order passes online at our convenient SMART Store.

Shop in SMART Store

Mail

Order through mail

Retail Outlets

SMART has two transit centers located in Royal Oak and downtown Detroit. SMART Transit Centers accept cash, credit and debit cards. For you convenience SMART has partnered with local businesses to help sell bus passes. Service hours, pass availability and payment options vary by location.

Find a Retail Outlet near you:

Macomb  Oakland  Wayne

Money Back Guarantee

If you’ve recently had an opportunity to ride SMART and were not happy with the service you received, you may fill out SMART’s Money Back Guarantee form to request a Courtesy Ticket for your trip. Click here to download and print a PDF copy of the form, fill it out completely and mail to: 

SMART Money Back Guarantee
Buhl Building
535 Griswold Street
Suite 600
Detroit, MI 48226