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Fares and Passes

MAX transit offers a variety of different types of tickets and passes to meet any rider's needs. From one time tickets to monthly passes you are sure to find an option that best meets your transit needs!

One Way Pass Fee
Adult1.25
Children 0-5 yearsFREE
Children 6-18 years0.80
Student (Grades 1st – 12th with valid ID)0.80
*Persons with disabilities, Seniors 62+ with valid ID, Military ID, or Medicare Card0.60
Magic City Connector - One Way Fee
Adult0.25
*Persons with disabilities, Seniors 62+ with valid ID, Military ID, or Medicare Card0.10
All Day Pass Fee
Adult3.00
Student (Grades 1st – 12th with valid ID)1.50
*Persons with disabilities, Seniors 62+ with valid ID, Military ID, or Medicare Card1.50
Two Hour Pass Fee
All1.50
Monthly Pass Fee
Adult44.00
Student – September-May (5-18 years)25.00
Student – June-August (5-18 years)12.00
Paratransit – Certified Paratransit riders with valid ID80.00
Access Pass – Monthly (31 days) Fee
*Persons with disabilities, Seniors 62+ with valid ID, Military ID, or Medicare Card21.00
U-Pass Monthly Fee
College students with valid ID36.00
Corporate Plus Program
Organizations and individuals who wish to purchase 20 or more passes may receive a 5% discount on total purchase

*Senior citizens age 62 or older, persons with disabilities, and Medicare card holders ride half fare. Must show valid state or veterans ID or Medicare card.


Certified Paratransit riders with valid ID may ride Fixed-Route services at no cost.

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Passes may be purchased at Central Station

1701 Morris Avenue, 
Birmingham, AL 35203.

205-521-0161

Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday: 5:30am - 9pm CST
Saturday: 6am - 9pm CST
Sunday: Closed

 ** Exact fare required on all buses. No change made.

 

 

Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) Reduced Fare Program (Access Badge)


For People with Disabilities, Veterans, and Senior Citizens

Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) has set forth standards for a Reduced Fare Program that will allow individuals 62 and over, individuals under the age of 62 with a Medicare card, Veterans with a card, or individuals with disabilities to receive a reduced fixed route fare. In order to minimize the process, BJCTA offers an Access Badge to riders at no cost. Replacement of lost or stolen Access Badges can be re-issued for a $5 fee. With an Access Badge:

  • Riders may show badge to driver and will then be permitted to pay half fare when boarding fixed-route transit services; or

  • Riders may purchase access passes at Central Station, 1701 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203.

Qualifying for Half Fare Discount

Senior citizens (age 62 and over), persons with disabilities, or Medicare Cardholders must present one of the following valid forms of identification to be eligible for reduced fares on BJCTA’s fixed route transit services:

  • BJCTA Access Badge                                                                        
  • Medicare Card (Red White and Blue Card) with valid photo identification

  • Veterans

Valid forms of photo identification include

  •  State-issued driver’s license
  •  State-issued identification card 
  •  Non-expired passport

All eligible riders can receive an Access Pass ID at no cost from BJCTA, 1801 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Senior Citizens (aged 62 and older)

Senior citizens qualify for reduced fares on fixed route transit services.

Senior citizens may receive an Access Pass or Access Badge by presenting a valid photo ID card (driver's license, non-driver's ID) that shows their date of birth.
If visiting the area, senior citizens qualify for the reduced bus fare by showing a valid photo ID that includes their date of birth and address. A bus pass may also be purchased from Central Station, 1701 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203 with a valid ID.

Veterans

Veterans with a Veterans ID qualify for reduced fares on BJCTA’s fixed route transit services. Veterans must present ID card when boarding or purchasing passes from Central Station, 1701 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203.

If you have a Medicare Card (Red, White, and Blue)

Persons with a Medicare card qualifying for reduced fares on BJCTA’s fixed route services. A Person must present card and a valid photo ID (driver’s license, non-driver’s ID) when boarding or purchasing passes from Central Station, 1701 Morris Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203.
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