Fare Structure & Passes - Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky

Fare Structure & Passes

Three ways to purchase tank fare


Download Transit with EZFare and pay using your mobile Device.

Cash. Please have exact fare when paying on the bus. No change is given.

In person. Click here for a list of locations where fare can be purchased.


Fare options listed below. For a printable version of the full fare structure, click here.


Transfers cost $0.25 and are good within two hours of issue and can be used at any bus stop or on any bus except on the Southbank Shuttle. Buy a $5 Metro/TANK Day Pass for unlimited travel on both systems.

Fare & Pass Options

person at farebox
Cash Fare
  • Local Cash Fare – $1.50
  • Senior/Disabled Fare – Local Fixed Route Service – $0.75
  • RAMP Fare – Zone 1 – $2.50
  • RAMP Fare – Zone 2 – $5
  • Student Fare (middle and high school) – $1
  • TANK 1-Day Pass – $3.50
  • Southbank Shuttle Fare – $1
  • Metro/TANK 1-Day Pass – $5
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Pre-Paid Fare
  • TANK 30 Day Pass – $66
  • Senior Disabled Sticker – $33
  • Metro/TANK Monthly Pass – $105
  • Student (middle and high school) Ten Ride Pass – $10
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Reduced Fare Program

Reduced Fare for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities

TANK offers a reduced fare for senior citizens (age 65 and over) and for people with disabilities (proof of Medicare or SSI assistance is required to receive the discount.) Eligible persons should have a TANK Reduced Fare Photo ID made at the TANK headquarters to show the driver. A Medicare card may also be presented, with valid photo ID.

Tank Bus
  • RAMP passengers in Zone 1 can purchase one monthly pass or up to four ticket books at $88 or $25 per book respectively.
  • RAMP passengers in Zone 2 can purchase one monthly pass or up to four ticket books at $175 or $50 per book respectively.
person on bus holding up student ID card
NKU and Gateway Students

If you are a current student or faculty member at Northern Kentucky University or Gateway Community & Technical College, just show the Operator your I.D. and you will ride for free, thanks to an annual contractual agreement with those schools.

Other Transportation & Fare Assistance Resources

We understand that our services may not meet the needs of everyone, and that the cost of transportation can be a barrier. We are here to help and have listed below several resource sites and organizations within our community who can assist with transportation and/or the payment of your transportation services.


This site offers several resources who can provide transportation and/or assist with payment of transportation.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

BAWAC (Medicaid trips and limited public transportation)
Website: https://bawac.org/
Call: 859-371-4410
Email: services@bawac.org

Owen Co Transit (Medicaid trips and limited public transportation primarily rural counties)
Website: https://www.owencountyky.us/public-transit
Call: 502-750-2828
Email: publictransit@owencountyky.us

Federated Transportation Services of the Bluegrass (FTSB) (Medicaid eligible only)
Website: http://www.ftsb.org/
Call: 859-258-2722
Email Form: http://www.ftsb.org/contact-us.html

Area Agency on Aging

Bridging the Gap in Aging and Disability Services in NKY.
Website: http://www.nkadd.org/ADRC
Call: 8590-692-2480
Email: adrc@nkadd.org

Cincinnati Area Veterans Services

VA Hospital
Website: https://www.va.gov/cincinnati-health-care/
Call Cincinnati: 513-861-3100
Call Fort Thomas: 859-572-6202

Cancer Patient Transportation

American Cancer Society
Website: https://www.cancer.org/support-programs-and-services/road-to-recovery.html
Call: 800-227-2345

United Way of Greater Cincinnati
United Way of Greater Cincinnati offers savings for area businesses, non-profits, and government.
Website: https://www.unitedway.org/local/united-states/kentucky/greater-cincinnati-northern-kentucky
Call: 859-525-2600