Bus Fares

The following information is CATS current fare structure for all routes except the 16 Capital Park Shuttle Route which is free:

  • Adults: $1.75
  • Children under 5: Free with paying adult.
  • Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Senior citizens (ages 62 and above) and people with Disabilities who show a CATS ID card: $.35
  • Students with valid Student ID Card: $.35
    (School Request for bulk Student ID Cards can be submitted to trichards@brcats.com)
  • Medicare Discount: Medicare cardholders can ride CATS buses (fixed route) for 35 cents. Medicare card holders may present their Medicare card with a valid state issued identification, or apply with CATS to receive a CATS  ID card.

* If exact fare is not paid, "change" will be in the form of a "change card" which can be used for fare on future rides.

Please contact Customer Service for more information about reduced fare ID cards.



CATS offers the following transit pass options for purchase:

  • 31-Day Pass - Unlimited rides for 31 days: $56.00
  • 7-Day Pass - Unlimited rides for 7 days: $19.00
  • 15-Ride Pass - 15 Single Rides only: $24.50
  • 15--Senior/Disabled Ride - 15 Single Rides only: $5.25
  • All Day Pass--Monday-Friday: $4.00
  • All Day Pass--Saturday or Sunday: $2.00



  • Transfer fare for a second bus: $.25
  • Subsequent transfers: $.25 each
  • (Transfers are not valid on the issuing route.)


College Students

Ride FREE with a valid Southern University, Louisiana State University, Virginia College or BRCC ID.


NEW - Buy Online!

shopping cart icon CATS is pleased to offer this convenient way to purchase transit  and special event passes online and have them mailed to your door. Please allow 5-7 days for processing and delivery.
If you need bus passes immediately we suggest you purchase them in person at one of the locations listed below.


Purchase Locations

Transit passes may be purchased over the counter at the following convenient locations:

  • CATS Terminal – 2250 Florida Blvd. – corner of N. 22nd Street
  • Hi Nabor Supermarket – Broadmoor Village - Coming Soon!
  • Hi Nabor Supermarket – Winbourne Ave. at Airline Hwy. – 7201 Winbourne Ave.
  • Walgreens – Plank Rd. at Hollywood – 5450 Plank Rd.
  • Walgreens – Airline Hwy. at Greenwell St. – 5955 Airline Hwy.
  • Walgreens – Government Street at S. Acadian Thwy. – 3550 Government St.
  • Downtown Grocery – 263 3rd Street (corner of 3rd at Florida St.)
  • The Café: Simply Soul Food – Cortana Mall (Entrance 4)
  • Walgreens - Highland Rd - Temporarily Out of Service

Map of bus pass purchase locations in Baton Rouge