Pay-As-You-Go & Earn the Best Fare
With PRONTO, you can load money to your PRONTO account and pay-as-you-go to always get the best fare! View the current MTS fare information on the charts below, then visit our PRONTO webpage to learn more about getting and using PRONTO to ride.
One-way fares on PRONTO include unlimited transfers for two hours.
Note: Riders who use cash to purchase one-way fares will not be able to take advantage of the best fare offer with PRONTO accounts, nor the unlimited two-hour transfer policy, which requires a PRONTO card or mobile app account. One-way cash fares can be purchased on buses (exact change required), and at Trolley ticket machines (up to $5 in change given). Day Passes are no longer sold on buses. PRONTO Cards are not sold on the bus.
|One Way Fares||Adult||Reduced Fare|
|MTS Trolley||Adult Fare: $2.50||Reduced Fare: $1.25|
|MTS Bus||Adult Fare: $2.50||Reduced Fare: $1.25|
|MTS Rapid||Adult Fare: $2.50||Reduced Fare: $1.25|
| MTS Rapid Express/Premium
(Routes 280, 290)
|Adult Fare: $5||Reduced Fare: $2.50|
| MTS Rural
(Routes 888, 891, 892, 894)
|Adult Fare: $8||Reduced Fare: $4|
| MTS Sorrento Valley COASTER Connection
(Routes 972, 973, 978, 979)
|Adult Fare: Free||Reduced Fare: Free|
| MTS Access
|—||Reduced Fare: $5|
* Cash one-way fares allow a single ride on one Trolley line or one bus route (no transfers). One-way fares on PRONTO include unlimited transfers for two hours.
* Senior/Disabled/Medicare/Youth fares require valid identification
* Up to two children age 5 and under may ride free with a paying passenger on all MTS and NCTD routes
* Exact fare is required on buses
Family Weekends: On Saturdays and Sundays up to two children (age 12 and under) may ride free with a fare-paying adult (age 18 or older) on all MTS routes.
Children 5 and Under Ride Free: Up to two children age 5 and under may ride free with a paying passenger on all MTS and NCTD routes.
Holiday Friends Ride Free: On New Year's Day (observed), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, a friend may ride free with a fare-paying customer on all MTS routes.
If using best fare (fare capping) on PRONTO, a one-way cash fare will be deducted each time you ride (except within free two-hour window), up to the value of a Day Pass. Day Passes are not available for pre-purchase*.
Riders can still choose to pre-pay for a Month Pass (valid from the first through the last calendar day of the month).
*COASTER requires the pre-purchase of a Day or Month Pass.
|Passes||Standard Price||Premium Price|
|Regional Adult Month Pass¹||Standard Price: $72||Premium Price: $100|
|Regional Reduced Fare Month Pass¹||Standard Price: $23||Premium Price: $32|
|Adult 1-Day Pass||Standard Price: $6||Premium Price: $12|
|Reduced Fare 1-Day Pass||Standard Price: $3||Premium Price: $6|
|COASTER Adult Month Pass¹||
|COASTER Reduced Fare Month Pass¹||Standard Price: $58||-|
|COASTER Adult 1-Day Pass||Standard Price: $15||-|
|COASTER Reduced Fare 1-Day Pass||Standard Price: $7.50||-|
¹ Month passes are valid for a full calendar month (e.g. January 1-31, February 1-28).