How to Pay

Fare is required from all passengers on all routes.  If you haven’t taken the bus before, the idea of paying the fare could seem a little confusing, but it’s really pretty simple.

Mountain Line is a very economical way to travel especially with today’s gas prices.  Regular cash fare is seventy five cents you can use coins or a bill but note that neither the fare box nor the driver can make change.   Instead you will receive from the fare box a change card worth the value of your change that you can use towards the fare for your next ride.

If you ride frequently you may want to consider a pass.  Fifteen ride passes are available for sale at the downtown depot and are sold at a discounted rate of ten dollars.  These passes are good for fifteen rides whenever you want to go.  A thirty day pass is good for people who use the bus often like commuters.  Thirty day passes are available at the depot and are sold at a discounted rate of thirty five dollars and is good on all local routes for 30 days from the first day you use the pass.  

Passes may be purchased at our downtown depot located by the Westover Bridge at Ruby Hazel McQuain Park.

If you are sixty two or older you can sign up for our Gold Card program, qualifying applicants will receive a fifty percent discount on all cash fare transactions for local trips.  The Senior Monongalians have a program allowing passengers sixty or older to ride local routes for free, for more information about that program contact SMI at 304-296-9812.

Passengers qualifying for Medicare can receive a fifty percent discount on all cash fare transactions for all local trips.  Passengers must sign up for our Medicare Program prior to riding by filling out a Medicare form at either our downtown depot or our Westover Administrative office or by calling 304-291-RIDE.

West Virginia University Students Faculty and Staff ride local routes free thanks to an unlimited access agreement between West Virginia University and Mountain Line.  All you will need to do is swipe your WVU ID through the card reader upon boarding.  Using someone else’s pass or identification card is not allowed.  

In another partnership with the Mon County Youth Commission and BOPARC High School students ride all local routes for free all year long.  Upon boarding just show the driver your high school id.

At Mountain Line children five and under ride free but must be accompanied by an adult.

For the Grey Line service that travels between Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown, Waynesburg and Pittsburgh fares will vary.  Visit the Grey Line web page or call the Grey Line at 304-296-3869 for more details.

Our Mountain Line Monthly Monster Pass allows a rider to travel anywhere on our system including the Grey Line for one month.  Passes are $125.00 and may be purchased through our Grey Line shopping cart online.  These passes are great for commuters from nearby cities.  The Grey Line schedule and Monster Passes work great with the Mylan Pharmaceutical shifts and serve as a great alternative to driving if you are an employee there.

For more local route fare information visit us online or call customer service at 304-291-RIDE.