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    1-888-MST-BUS1
    (1-888-678-2871)

    MST Bus Stop Shop &
    Mobility Management Center
    150 Del Monte Avenue
    Monterey, CA 93940

    Salinas Transit Center
    110 Salinas Street
    Salinas, CA 93901

    Marina Transit Exchange
    280 Reservation Road
    Marina, CA 93933

    Salinas Mobility Management Office
    247 South Main Street
    Salinas, CA 93901
    Hours by appointment only.

    Administrative Offices
    One Ryan Ranch Road
    Monterey, CA 93940

Overview

Fares are based on the length of the route. Routes are categorized into four types: Local, Primary, Regional and Commuter. Please see the Route Types & Fares page to find out what the cost of your routes are.

Route Type Regular Fare Discount Fare
Local $1.50 $.75
Primary $2.50 $1.25
Regional $3.50 $1.75
Commuter $12.00 $6.00

Discount Eligibility

Discount fare for:

  • 18 years and under
  • 65 years and older
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Medicare Card holders

Proof of age, an MST Courtesy Card or Medicare Card is required upon boarding. MST also honors discount courtesy cards issued by other transit systems.

Children 46” tall and under are free. A maximum of 3 children, 46” tall and under, ride free with a paying passenger.

Cash, GoPasses and GoCards can be used on all fixed route MST buses. Please have your payment ready when you board. The coach operator may ask to see proof of eligibility for a discounted fare (Individuals 18 years and under, 65 years and older, individuals with disabilities, Medicare Card holders and active duty military).

GoPasses and GoCards can be purchased directly from MST, online, by phone or in person any MST customer service location. GoPasses may also be purchased at pass outlets throughout the county. See the pass outlets page for specific locations.

Cash

Cash is inserted into the farebox. Exact fare is not required. If you do not have exact fare the farebox will issue credit for use on future MST trips.

GoPasses

GoPasses are available in 31 day and 7 day options. The first time you use your GoPass, remember to insert it in the slot on the top left of the farebox with the front side of the pass facing you. This will activate your pass and print the dates the pass is valid so you will know when it is time to purchase a new one. After inserting the pass the first time you use it, the pass is swiped through the magnetic strip reader slot when boarding on subsequent trips.

GoCard

The GoCard is a stored value card. Passengers can add value to their card at any time by visiting an MST customer service location and use it like a debit card when riding the bus. The GoCard allows for speedy boarding. Simply tap you card on the farebox below the digital screen and the appropriate fare will be deducted. Plus passengers receive an additional 10% value each time the card is reloaded! For example, load your card with $20 and receive $22 value on your GoCard .And, there is no expiration date. Use the card when you need it, save the value when you don’t. $10 minimum purchase required. $5 replacement card fee.

Courtesy Cards

Courtesy Cards are available to all disabled individuals free of charge with a physician’s written verification or a Medicare Card. Use the card for discounted fares and passes as proof of eligibility. Obtain an application in person at the MST Bus Stop Shop, 150 Del Monte Ave in Monterey or here.