Providing Public Transportation
Alternatives for the Greater
Phoenix Metro Area

Pre-Purchase vs. On Board Purchase

Buying fare at Walgreens imageThe price of an All-day pass will cost more if you buy it from the farebox on the bus. That’s because “on-board” bus fare purchases slow down the boarding process for everyone and make it more difficult for the bus to stay on schedule.

We know your time is valuable, so transit riders that purchase their All-day passes before boarding (at a retail location, transit center, online at, libraries, fare vending machines at light rail stations, etc.) save money. If you are able to purchase passes prior to boarding, it means faster boarding, which helps keep your bus on schedule.