Discount fare qualifications
Youth, seniors and customers with disabilities enjoy discounts on one-way cash fare and on all passes. The discount one-way cash fare is $1 (or $1.25 on express routes). However, an acceptable ID must be presented each time a discount one-way fare or discount fare pass is used.
Many employers in the Triangle offer exclusive commuter benefits, such as subsidies and discounts on bus passes and Vanpool fare. See the list of employers here.
Accepted IDs for youth
GoTriangle offers a youth discount to riders ages 6 through 18 on an honor system, so no special ID is required. However, GoTriangle reserves the right to question any passenger using a youth discount who appears to be older than 18. To avoid questioning, youth who are approaching age 18 may present a government-issued ID with birthdate (such as a driver's license or school ID card), or a discount ID card issued by GoTriangle, GoCary, GoDurham or GoRaleigh. Apply for a GoTriangle discount ID card. Children 5 and younger ride free. Learn more about taking kids on the bus on our kids page!
Accepted IDs for seniors
Seniors age 65 or older can show proof of age with a government-issued ID card with birthdate (including Medicare ID cards), or a discount card issued by GoTriangle, GoCary, GoDurham or GoRaleigh. Apply for a GoTriangle discount ID card.
Accepted IDs for customers with disabilities
- GoTriangle discount ID card (Apply)
- GoCary, GoDurham or GoRaleigh discount ID card
- Medicare ID card (red, white, and blue)
- Braille Institute ID card
- Veterans Health ID card
- Proof of ADA eligibility from another transit system
How to get a discount ID card
Please fill out this application and bring it (along with proof of age or proof of enrollment) to:
- Regional Transit Information Center, 901 Slater Road in Durham — 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
- Durham Station, 515 W. Pettigrew St. in Durham — 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Please also bring proof of age and/or proof of school enrollment. (Note that a discount ID card is not required for youth to obtain a discount fare. See accepted ID section above.) If you have any questions, please call the GoTriangle Information Center at 919-485-RIDE (7433).
A customer service representative will take your photo and process your application. ID cards typically take one business day to produce. Please tell the customer service representative if you would like to pick up your ID card at the RTC or have it mailed to your home.