Bus/Light Rail Fares

  • A One Day GoPass allows unlimited access to all HRT services except MAX which requires an upgrade fee. The One Day GoPass is good for bus, light rail and ferry services.
  • Passengers may board the MAX using any fare. However, the payment of an upgrade fee will be required.
  • Children under 38 inches tall may board any HRT vehicle for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult fare-paying passenger. Up to two children per fare-adult are permitted to board for free.
  • Youth, age 17 and under, are required to show the operator a picture ID which includes age.
  • Senior citizens, age 60 and over, must show driver a DMV ID, Medicare ID (with photo ID), HRT’s Half-Fare ID or any other proof of age that includes a photograph.
  • Persons with Disabilities must show HRT Half-Fare ID, or an ADA Paratransit ID (with photo). Identification is also required at time of farecard purchase.
  • Medicare Cardholders must show a Medicare card with ID or HRT’s Half-Fare ID.
  • HRT accepts exact fare only and does not give cash refunds on any purchases.
  • Passengers may board the MAX using any valid bus fare. The payment of an upgrade fee may be required, however
  • Some MAX passes can be purchased at Light Rail ticket vending machines.

(S, D, Y, M)* Senior, Disable, Youth, Medicare

New Fares Coming in 2014 – Click to view Fare Adjustment Rate Schedule

Cash Fare Bus Light Rail Ferry Max VB Wave
Adult $1.50 $1.50 $1.50 $3.00 $1.00
Half Fare (S, D, M)* $0.75 $0.75 $0.75 $1.50 $.50
Youth* $1.00 $1.00 $1.50 $3.00 $1.00
Children* Free Free Free Free Free
HRT GoPass
1 Day $3.50 $3.50 $3.50 $5.50 $2.00
1 Day (S, D, Y, M)* $1.75 $1.75 $1.75 n/a $1.00
1 Day Bundle(5) $16.50 $16.50 $16.50 $24.75 $10.00
1 Day Bundle(5) (S, D, Y, M)* $8.75 $8.75 $8.75 n/a n/a
2 Ride $3.00 n/a $3.00 n/a n/a
2 Ride (S, D, M)* $1.50 n/a $1.50 n/a n/a
2 Ride Bundle(5) $15.00 n/a $15.00 n/a n/a
3 Day n/a n/a n/a n/a $5.00
3 Day (S, D, Y, M)* n/a n/a n/a n/a $2.50
7 Day $17.00 $17.00 $17.00 n/a n/a
30 Day $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $95.00 n/a
30 Day (S, D, Y, M)* $35.00 $35.00 $35.00 n/a n/a

TVM at light rail station issue an IOU?

If a ticket vending machine on the light rail system fails to give proper change, it is programmed to issue an IOU. Any valid IOU less than $5 can be redeemed Monday-Friday, between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 509 East 18th Street, Building # 4, Norfolk, Virginia. Any refund over $5 will be forwarded to our revenue department and a check will be issued and mailed. For more information, please call 222-6100.