Frequently Asked Questions
For passenger convenience, there are several ways to pay a transit fare.
- Have your fare ready before you board
- Tap your SunGO Card, SunGO ID & Card or SunGO Ticket clearly on the farebox
- If paying with the GoTucson Transit app, show your activated pass to the operator.
- If paying cash, inform the driver, then tap your card when indicated
- The farebox validates bills and coins
- The farebox recognizes pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, 50 cent pieces, Susan B. Anthony dollars, and $1, $2, $5 and $10 bills
- Transfers will automatically load on SunGO Card and SunGO ID & Cards if paying cash value from a card. If paying cash, inform the driver you need a transfer.
- If paying for more than one passenger, inform the driver
Full Fare Passengers
Full fare passengers can pay with the following:
- SunGO Card - with a pass or cash value loaded for boarding ease
- SunGO Ticket - with a 1-Day or 30-Day pass loaded
- Cash - exact change required. Cash not accepted on Sun Link.
- GoTucson Transit mobile app - with a pass or cash value loaded.
Economy Fare Passengers
Economy fare passengers can pay with the following:
- SunGO ID & Card - with a pass or cash value loaded for boarding ease
- Cash - Inform the driver you plan to pay cash. The driver will inform the passenger when to tap the SunGO ID & Card as proof of reduced fare qualification. Once the cash fare is placed in the farebox, the ID can be tapped again to load a transfer.
If you've misplaced a personal item on one of Sun Tran's buses, contact the City of Tucson Surplus Aution Materials Management Department between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit the Lost & Found section of our website for more information. Sun Tran does its best to retrieve lost items; however we are not responsible for items left on buses, at transit centers, or at bus stops.
Although Sun Tran does not offer youth fares or passes, many local schools do provide bus passes for their students to ride our system. Please check with your school to find out if bus passes are provided. Visit College Programs for more information on options for University of Arizona and Pima Community College students.
Persons with disabilities, seniors 65 or older, and individuals who meet low-income requirements are eligible for the reduced fare once they've obtained the SunGO ID & Card from the Special Services Office. For more information visit Reduced Fares, or contact the Special Services Office at (520) 791-4100.
Sun Tran buses run every day of the year. Service is reduced to a Sunday schedule on the holidays listed below. Please note if a holiday falls on a weekend, a weekday may be observed for that holiday and only Sunday service provided. Please call customer service or check the website for details:
- New Year's Day
- Memorial Day
- Fourth of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Service animals for individuals with disabilities are welcome to ride on the bus at no extra charge. We ask that these animals be kept under control so that the animal does not become injured, pose a threat to other passengers, or interfere with the safe operation of the bus. Visit Service Animals for more detailed information.
Pets other than service animals are only allowed on the bus if they are restrained in an animal carrier or covered container.
This means on certain trips, a bus serving one route will continue on as another route at the end of the line.
If you require two or more buses to complete a one-way trip, it is possible that an in-seat transfer can help you make your trip using just one bus without a transfer. To learn which buses provide in-seat transfers, contact Sun Tran's Customer Service Center at (520) 792-9222 or .
For those passengers that like to ride their bike to and from the bus stop, Sun Tran has bike racks mounted on the front of every bus for your convenience. To learn how to load your bike on the rack and obtain information on bike lockers, please visit the Bike & Ride section of this website.
There is no extra fee for using the bike rack. Passengers utilizing the bike racks on the front of each bus are simply required to pay a fare for their trip. For more information on how to use the bike rack, visit Bike & Ride.
You can submit Customer Comments or Suggestions online, or directly contact our Customer Service Center at (520) 792-9222, or for persons with hearing and speech impairments, call TDD (520) 628-1565.
I'm interested in applying for a job with Sun Tran. How do I find out about available job opportunities, and whom do I contact?
You can view current job openings online, call (520) 623-4301 for a complete listing, or stop by Sun Tran's Administrative office at 3920 N. Sun Tran Blvd., in Tucson.