Fares & Passes

SporTran Rates of Fares


The rates are effective as of 2017. To find if you qualify for discount fares, see our Discount Qualifications page for more information.

CASH RATES OF FARE (Please have exact fare - Driver carries no charge)

Fare Type
Fare
Single Ride $1.25
Discount Single Ride $0.60
Child FREE
Transfer Charge $0.25
Special Event Shuttle (Round-Trip Ticket) $2.50
Downtown Circulator Single Ride $1.00
Downtown Circulator Discount Single Ride $0.50
Downtown Circulator 30-Day Pass* $15.00
Day Pass $3.00
7-Day Pass* $15.00
30-Day Pass* $40.00
Discount 30-Day Pass* $20.00
Paratransit (LiftLine) Single Ride $2.50
Paratransit (LiftLine) 20-Ride Pass* $ 40.00
City of Shreveport Employees (with ID) FREE
*Only available to TouchPass card holders or TouchPass mobile app users  


Cash Fares and Transfers Sold on the Bus

Transfers and the fare policy described in this section apply only to passengers paying cash on the bus.

Transfers are available for $0.25 and are good for two transfers within 90 minutes of the start of the trip. Transfers may not be used on the same route more than once on the same trip. Passengers must inform the bus operator that they are purchasing a transfer before putting their money in the farebox.

Transfers are not available for sale on the bus for passengers starting their trip on Route 20 & Route 41 (Shreveport-Bossier Downtown Circulator).

Day Passes are available on the bus for $3.00. Passengers must inform the bus operator that they are purchasing a Day Pass before putting their money in the farebox. Day Passes are valid for unlimited rides on all routes and expire at the end of the transit day on which they are issued.

*** Effective immediately, paper Day Passes are no longer sold at the terminal. Paper Transfers and Day Passes will continue to be sold on the bus on a temporary basis. These will be phased out in the near future. Passengers who require transfers or day passes will be required to have a TouchPass card once the paper passes are phased out.***

TouchPass Fares and Transfers

Transfers and the fare policy described in this section are only available to passengers using the TouchPass system with adequate stored value or period passes loaded on their account. Customers paying cash must pay fares as described above.

TouchPass cards are available for $2.00 at the SporTran intermodal terminal through December 31, 2017. Additionally, customers purchasing any 30-Day period pass at the terminal will receive their first TouchPass card for free through December 31, 2017. Beginning January 1, 2018, the fee for TouchPass cards will increase to $5.00.

All transfers must be completed within 90 minutes of the start of the trip.

Adult passengers never pay more than $1.50 ($1.25 regular fare plus one $0.25 transfer fare) within a 90-minute period from the start of the trip, provided the passenger does not travel more than once on the same route.

Discount ID holders never pay more than $0.85 ($0.60 regular fare plus one $0.25 transfer fare) within a 90-minute period from the start of the trip, provided the passenger does not travel more than once on the same route.

Passengers who have paid a regular or discount one-way fare can transfer to the following routes free of charge: Route 2 - MLK Circulator, Route 18 - N. Shreveport Circulator, Route 20 - Shreveport-Bossier Downtown Circulator, Route 21 - Shreveport Hub Connector.

If you ride the same route more than once during a trip, it will be treated as a new trip and you will be charged the regular fare.

Hub Connector

Passengers who start their trip on Route 21 - Shreveport Hub Connector must pay the regular (or discounted) fare for this route, but can then transfer to any other route free of charge.

Neighborhood Connectors

Passengers who start their trip on either Route 2 - MLK Circulator or Route 18 - N. Shreveport Circulator must pay the regular (or discounted) fare for these routes, but their first transfer will be free of charge.

Downtown Circulator

The one-way fare for Route 20 & Route 41 (Shreveport-Bossier Downtown Circulator) is $1.00 ($0.50 for discount card holders).

Passengers who pay the one-way fare on Route 20 or Route 41 (Shreveport-Bossier Downtown Circulator) must pay $0.25 for a transfer to any other route.

30-Day Downtown Circulator Pass Holders are entitled to unlimited rides on Route 20 & Route 41 (Shreveport-Bossier Downtown Circulator) only. Pass holders must pay regular fare if transferring to any other routes.

Period Passes

30-Day Passes are valid for unlimited rides on all routes and expire at the end of the transit day on the 30th after first use.

7-Day Passes are valid for unlimited rides on all routes and expire at the end of the transit day on the 7th day after first use.

Day Passes are valid for unlimited rides on all routes and expire at the end of the transit day on which they are first used.

Discount Card Holders

If you are a Discount ID card holder, you must register your TouchPass card/account at the SporTran terminal to be eligible for discount fares and passes through the TouchPass system.

SporTran Reduced Fare Program

The Federal Transit Administration requires agencies receiving federal funding to offer a fixed route Half Fare program to seniors, people with disabilities and individuals with Medicare cards. People with disabilities for this purpose are defined by FTA as:

“those individuals who, by reason of illness, injury, age, congenital malfunction, or other permanent or temporary incapacity or disability, including those who are non-ambulatory wheelchair-bound and those with semi-ambulatory capabilities, are unable without special facilities or special planning or design to utilize mass transportation facilities and services as effectively as persons who are not so affected.”

Having a disability does not necessarily qualify an individual for a reduced fare. Income is not a determining factor. SporTran defines senior citizens as those individuals 65 and over. Exclusions to the Reduced Fare eligibility include: pregnancy, obesity, acute or chronic alcoholism or drug addiction, contagious diseases and temporary disabilities with a duration of less than 90 days. SporTran reduced fare photo IDs (Discount IDs) are valid for 90 days and up to 1 year. A $2.00 processing fee is required. The cost of replacement cards for lost Discount IDs is $5.00. Discount IDs are issued on TouchPass cards and the cost of the TouchPass card is included in the processing fee.

Applicant Instructions :

1. Complete the Reduced Fare Application. Answer all questions. Ability to pay a fare is not a determining factor.
2. If you are a senior citizen age 65 or over, have a current Medicare card, or are a veteran with VA service related disability rating of 70% or greater, complete the first page of this application.

3. A person with a disability that does not meet the criteria in item 2 above should fill out the reduced fare application and have their doctor complete the physician’s certification attached.

4. Bring identification with proof of age, Medicare card, Physician’s Certification, or VA rating documentation to the Customer Service Office at the downtown terminal. Reduced fare ID processing hours are: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.