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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Fixed Route Service

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.
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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.