Fares can be paid with:
Flamingo Fares card or app
Tap-enabled credit or debit card
Digital wallet (Apple Pay, Google Pay) on your smartphone or smartwatch
Cash: Have exact change ready (dollar bills or coins, pennies not accepted). A fare is required for each bus you board. Cash is NOT accepted onboard the SunRunner, but is accepted on all other PSTA routes.
Youth age 9-18
Disabled (with proper ID)*
ID Required: Adult Student ID, PSTA Senior/Disabled Photo ID, HART Senior/Disabled Photo ID, PCPT Senior/Disabled Photo ID, Government-issued Photo ID (showing age as of 65 years or older), or Medicare Card. To obtain a PSTA Senior/Disabled Photo ID, present proof of age 65 years or older and/or complete an application at a PSTA Customer Service Center.
Reduced Fares are available when paying with:
Flamingo Fares: present your ID at any PSTA Customer Service Center to have your reduced fare added to your account. The validator will automatically charge your discounted fare each time you board.
Cash: Have your ID and exact change ready at boarding (dollar bills or coins, pennies not accepted). A fare is required for each bus you board. Cash is NOT accepted onboard the SunRunner, but is accepted on all other PSTA routes.
At this time reduced fares are not available with contactless payments (credit card, debit card, smartphone, smartwatch)
Regular Fare - Flamingo Fares
$2.25 single ride
$5 maximum per day
$70 maximum per calendar month
By using the Flamingo Fares card or app, riders will always take advantage of the lowest possible fare, as well as unique benefits such as fare capping. With this benefit, Flamingo Fares keeps track of your fare usage—you will never pay more than the daily maximum in a single service day, or the monthly maximum in a calendar month.
Reduced Fare - Flamingo Fares
$1.10 single ride
$2.50 maximum per day
$35 maximum per calendar month
Reduced Fare riders are eligible for fare capping benefits through Flamingo Fares. To have your discount added to your account, please visit a PSTA Customer Service Center to present valid ID. Once registered appropriately, your discount is automatic every time you tap or scan to board.
Valid for: Adult Student, Youth, Senior, Disabled (with proper ID)*
ID Required: Adult Student ID, PSTA Senior/Disabled Photo ID, HART Senior/Disabled Photo ID, PCPT Senior/Disabled Photo ID, Government-issued Photo ID (showing age as of 65 years or older), or Medicare Card. To obtain a PSTA Senior/Disabled Photo ID, present proof of age 65 years or older at a PSTA Customer Service Center.
1 Day Group Pass (up to 5 people)
Unlimited rides within a single service day for up to five riders. This option is exclusively available through the Flamingo Fares app.
Children 8 and younger
Kids 8 and under ride all PSTA vehicles free!
PSTA is eliminating GO Cards system-wide on January 2, 2024.
Go Cards will no longer be accepted or available for purchase within the PSTA system.
To pay your fare, you may use the following payment methods!
By using Flamingo Fares, you'll always get the best possible fare, with both maximum daily and monthly fares.
Flamingo Fares App: Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for free download. Easily create and reload your account directly from the app!
Flamingo Fares Card: Available for purchase at any PSTA Customer Service Center. Flamingo Fares cards can be registered at FlamingoFares.com. Once registered, you can reload your card online or at any PSTA Customer Service Center.
Simply tap your payment and ride! By using these payment methods, you'll take advantage of a daily maximum fare—just remember to tap the same payment method every time you ride
- RFID-enabled credit, debit, and prepaid debit cards
- Apple Pay on your iPhone or Apple Watch
- Google Pay on your Android phone or smartwatch
Is your card tap-enabled? Look for the symbol on your card that resembles a sideways Wi-Fi symbol.
You may pay your fare with exact change, no pennies. You will pay the full fare with every boarding, and will not be able to take advantage of maximum daily or monthly fares.
Please note that cash is NOT accepted on the SunRunner under any circumstances. Cash is accepted on all other routes.
Flamingo Limited Use Cards
Limited use cards are one-time used fare payment. They cannot be reloaded.
1 Ride Card
|Can only be used for 1 ride. Once tapped the card is no longer valid.
|Are valid for a full day of service. After the first tap, the card will no longer be valid at the end of the service day.
PSTA will no longer sell and accept Magstripe cards also called “Go cards” as a form of payment from January 02, 2024. Riders will be allowed to swap out valid Magstripe cards of equal value with Limited Use cards between November 6th 2023 to January 15th 2024. Magstripes will not be allowed to be swapped after January 15th 2024. Any Magstripe card valued over $5.00 will be swapped for an extended-use Flamingo card at no additional cost.
Now available for purchase at PSTA Customer Service Centers.
To make your bus ride more enjoyable, please remember:
- To protect your Flamingo Fares balance and make it easy to reload your card, please visit flamingofares.com to register your card.
- Flamingo Fares fare capping benefits are applied by account. In order to take advantage of this benefit, you must use only ONE Flamingo Fares card or app account every time you board.
- Do not cut, bend, or punch your Flamingo Fares card.
- You can now pay regular fares with your tap-enabled credit card, debit card, or digital wallet! Click here to learn more.
- PSTA and its agents assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, damaged, or mutilated cards.
- Proper ID is required for reduced fares.