Seniors ride an RTA bus

Senior fares

If you are age 65 or older, you can pay a discounted Senior rate to ride RTA buses and trains. Read more about all RTA fares.

Show a valid photo ID

Anyone can buy a Senior pass or farecard, but in order to use the pass, you must show a valid photo ID.

These forms of ID are accepted for use with a Senior pass or farecard:

  • RTA Senior ID card
  • State-issued photo ID
  • Medicare card with photo ID

To obtain an RTA Senior ID card

  • Beginning 30 days prior to your 65th birthday, bring a valid photo ID and $5 cash or check (a fee that covers time and materials to produce the RTA ID) to RTA's Main Office, 1240 W 6 St, Cleveland, OH, 44113.
  • Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • You do not need an appointment.
  • All requests are handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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