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Fare Information


Effective Monday, February 15, 2021

DARTCards have been discontinued. DARTCards purchased prior to February 15, 2021 will continue to be accepted on DART buses until August 15, 2021.

Customers who have any remaining value after August 15, 2021 will have the opportunity to exchange their old DARTCard for a new pass of equivalent value, or have the value transferred to their DART Pass mobile payment app account. Please visit one of our Transportation Stores or contact our Customer Service Team on 1-800-652-3278, Option 2 for additional details and assistance.

Statewide Bus Fares

Fares can be paid in cash (exact change), with DART Pass mobile app, a pass or with a DART Ticket.

Download DART Pass mobile app to use your phone to pay your fare.

 

Fares Effective February 14, 2021

Zone Reduction - Fare zones have been reduced from 7 to 3 zones (by County line).

  One Zone
 
Two Zone
 
Three Zone
(Rt. 305 only)
Adult - Cash* or DART Pass mobile app  $2.00 $4.00 $6.00
Reduced Fare** - Cash* or DART Pass mobile app $0.80 $1.60 $2.40
Children (46 inches in height or under) *** Free Free Free
Blind (with DVI photo ID card) Free Free Free
Student – Cash* (Student ID required for 17 years and older) $1.00 $2.00 $3.00

* Cash fares must be paid with exact change using coins and $1 bills only. Drivers do not carry change.

**Reduced Fare – Medicare Card or DART First State Reduced Fare ID card is required for payment of Reduced Fares. Reduced Fares are for people who are age 65 and older, or who have a certified disability. For more information call 1-800-652-DART.

SHORT FORM - (If you are 65 or older or have a Medicare Card)

FULL FORM - (If you have a disability and do not have a Medicare Card)

***When accompanied by a fare-paying adult, otherwise regular fare applies. No more than two children per fare paying adult.

Sussex County Flex Off-Route Option (by reservation) - Applies to Route 903: $1.00

Passes

Purchase in advance on DART Pass mobile app, or on bus by requesting from the driver before paying fare. Passes are nontransferable.

Zone Reduction - Fare zones have been reduced from 7 to 3 zones (by County line).

  One Zone
 
Two Zone
 
Three Zone
(Rt. 305 only)
Daily Pass $4.00 $8.00 $10.00
7-Consecutive Day $16.00 $32.00 n/a
30-Consecutive Day $60.00 $120.00 n/a
20-Ride - DART Pass mobile app only $26.00 $52.00 n/a

Zones

The new boundary for each fare zone is the county line. For local routes that travel within Smyrna and Milford, and cross over the county line by a short distance, a one zone fare is charged.

Transfers

The best value is a Pass (see above) if you ride more than two buses per day. For specific transfer locations please see route maps, or call 1-800-652-DART.

Download DART Pass mobile app to use your phone to pay your fare.

DART passes can be purchased on DART Pass mobile app, on-line at DartFirstState.com, by phone at 1-800-652-DART, by mail – DTC Individual Sale Orders, P.O. Box 1670, Wilmington, DE 19899-1670, and at sales outlets throughout the State. For locations, call 1-800-652-DART or visit DartFirstState.com.

Paratransit

ADA Paratransit fare is $4.00

Non-ADA Demand Response fare is $6.00

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures individuals with disabilities comparable transportation within ¾ mile of a local regular bus (fixed route.) If both the beginning and ending points of a trip are within the ¾ mile of a local regular bus (fixed route) during the days and hours the route operates, it is an ADA Paratransit trip and the fare is $4.00. If not, it is a Non-ADA Demand Response trip, resulting in a $6.00 fare.

The County Connector fee is $4.00. If you are traveling to another county, the second/third leg of your trip is considered the County Connector.

The fare for your specific trip will be confirmed at the time of your reservation. If you have specific questions regarding fares or to determine if you qualify for a Regular Bus (Fixed Route) Reduced Fare, or to determine if you qualify for a Regular Bus (Fixed Route) Reduced Fare, please call 1-800-553-3278, Option 5.

Methods of Payment (due at time of boarding the bus):

DART Pass app: Use DART Pass mobile app to purchase and pay your fare with your mobile device

Cash: Please have the exact change. Drivers do not carry change.

Strip Tickets: Purchase Online or Other Locations to Buy Tickets
$2.00 Strip tickets can be purchased in strips of 6 tickets ($12.00)
($1.00 and $3.00 Strip Tickets will continue to be accepted)