People waiting at bus stop

Fare Rates:

Regular Cash Bus Fare………….$1.65
Transfer……………………$.45
Bayliner Trolley…………….FREE
Courthouse Trolley…………………$.50 *
UPMC Shuttle/ Park-N-Ride………$.50 *

*(Free to Courthouse employees, Hamot employees, Erie Insurance employees and anyone with a valid college ID from Gannon University, Penn State Behrend University, Edinboro University, and Mercyhurst University)

Discount Fares:

31 Day Pass………………$52.00
20-Ride Pass…………$28.00
Tokens……………………..$1.50
5-Ride Ticket………………$7.50
Day Pass……….$3.30 (purchased on bus)

Children 4 years and under are no charge. Limit of three (3) children 4 years of age and under per fare.

Please board with exact fare. Drivers do not carry money or tokens. 

Day Passes and transfer fares are the only products that are able to be purchased on the bus. All other passes can be purchased at our Intermodal Transportation office located at 208 E Bayfront Pkwy, Erie, PA 16507 or any retail location. See below for more information.

Retail Locations

Bus passes are also available at other area retailers. To see your options, click here.

Please note: EMTA’s office accepts cash only when purchasing passes/tokens.

Reduced Fare Program:

Passengers with disabilities (with the “e” issued ID card) ride for 1/2 fare except for the hours of 7:00 AM-8:00 AM and 4:30 PM-5:30 PM. Passengers with a Medicare Card will be issued a photo ID card at the “e” Intermodal Transportation Center office at 208 E Bayfront Pkwy Erie, PA 16507. If applicant does not have a Medicare Card, applicant will need a qualifying agency or physician to complete the Reduced Fare application. For more information call 814-459-8922 x 101

Reduced Transit Fare……….$ .80
Transfer……………..$ .25

See application here

Senior Citizen Program:

EMTA recommends that seniors 65 and older interested in riding the “e” sign up for the Senior Identification card. By showing this card, you may ride any EMTA bus for FREE. An application can be mailed to you or you can fill one out at the Intermodal Transportation Center office located at 208 E Bayfront Pkwy Erie, PA 16507. A proof of age 65 or older is required to receive the ID card. For more information please call 814-459-8922 x 101. 

Senior Citizen (with ID card)…….FREE

See application here