Manchester Transit Authority


Fare Information

Here, you’ll find fare information for tickets and passes for all services offered by the MTA.

Please Note:

-Passengers must deposit cash into the farebox.
-The farebox does not make cash change.
-An MTA fare card will be issued by the farebox as change for a future ride.

-Bus operators cannot make change and are prohibited from handling your fare.
-Day passes are valid on all MTA routes for the duration of the day.
-The MTA is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets or monthly passes.

Woman in a Bus


Cash Fare
(Fixed Route)

Fare – $2.00
Senior/Disabled Fare* – $1.00

Cash Fares
(Concord/Nashua/Salem to Manchester)

Day Pass – $5.00
Senior/Disabled Day Pass* – $2.50

Weekly Passes
(7 Days)

Weekly – $20.00
Senior/Disabled Weekly – $10.00

Monthly Passes
(31 Days)

Monthly – $60.00
Student (K-Grade 12) Monthly – $45.00
Senior/Disabled Monthly – $30.00
*Eligible passengers include those 65 years of age or older and those with a Medicare or MTA Half-Fare ID card.

Ticket Outlets

All passes can be purchased:

On the Bus

Using the Farebox

By Mail

MTA Tickets
110 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

In Person

Welcome Center
775 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

CART Fares (Demand-Response Fares)

Effective July 1, 2023: the CART fare will be $2.00 per passenger, per trip, regardless of destination, day of week, or ridership status in all CART communities

Please Note:
-Children 5-15 ride at half-fare. Children under age five ride free.
-Exact cash fares are required as drivers do not carry cash and cannot make change.

All ZonesFare
All CART Service Area$2.00

Shuttle Fares

Shuttle FareFare
Salem Shopper ShuttleFree

Fixed Route Half-Fare Ridership Policy

The half-fare ridership program applies only to Fixed Route service, not to demand response (StepSaver, CART, community shuttles). 


Passengers riding for half-fare must present an MTA identification card (ID) or a Medicare card (not a Medicaid card) to the driver. To obtain an MTA ID card, come to the Manchester Welcome Center at 775 Elm St., Monday-Friday from 6:30am to 9:30pm.

Please note that you will require additional documentation to qualify. If you are 65 years of age or older, bring a document stating your birthday. This includes a birth certificate, a picture ID with age or date of birth, or a Medicare card. If you are disabled, you will need to fill out our physician verification form or present a Medicare card.

The cost for an MTA ID card is $2.00.

The MTA does not have transfers. Purchase a day pass if you need to ride more than three buses in a day.

Half-Fare Ticket ID Card Application

Please Note:
-These ID cards allow you to ride our fixed-route buses for half the usual fare.
-They cannot be used on the StepSaver service.
-Applications received without the required supporting documentation will not be approved.
-Drivers will not accept applications

For more information, call (603) 623-8801