Skip to Content

Transfers

Can transfers be used to travel in the reverse direction?

Full fare transfers can not be used in the reverse direction on the original route from which the transfer was issued. Senior/Disabled and Youth transfers do allow passengers to travel in the reverse direction within three (3) hours from when the transfer is issued.

Can transfers be used for continued travel in the same direction on the same route?

Yes. Transfers can be used for continued travel in the same direction on SMART Fixed Route buses within the three-hour window.

How long are transfers valid?

SMART fareboxes issue three different transfers: full fare, senior/disabled and youth. Full fare transfers allow passengers to transfer to SMART bus within three (3) hours from the time the transfer is issued. Reverse riding on the route from which the transfer was originally issued is not permitted. (Same route, different direction (SRDD) policy).

Senior/Disabled and Youth transfers allow passengers to transfer between SMART Fixed Route buses without limitation within three (3) hours from when the transfer is issued.

How do I get a transfer?

Full fare and youth transfers can be purchased for 25 cents from the farebox upon boarding. Transfers are free for seniors and people with disabilities.

How do I use the transfer?

For magnetic strip transfers – insert your transfer into the farebox when boarding the bus. It will be validated and returned. For paper transfers – hand the transfer to the coach operator and they will determine if it is still valid and return the transfer.

What if my transfer expires because the bus runs behind schedule?

The transfer is valid for three hours regardless of schedule adherence.

12