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Transfers

Need to ride more than one bus or train to reach your destination? An interagency transfer (IAT) can help you get where you need to go! IATs are exclusively available on TAP, which allow for paperless transfers on Big Blue Bus, and all other TAP-participating agencies. Interagency transfers are valid two and a half (2.5) hours from the time of purchase and can be used to board one (1) additional Metro Bus, Metro Rail, or most other regional bus lines*.

Please note: Transfers are not permitted from one Big Blue Bus to another.

From BBB to:

Cost:

Big Blue Bus  Transfers not available.
Purchase a Day Pass for $4 or $1.50 S/D/M
 

Regular: $1.25 (Single Ride)

S/D/M: $0.50 (Single Ride)

Metro or Muni Bus*     Use your TAP card on the mobile validator or farebox on board.

Regular: $0.50

S/D/M: $0.25

Metro Rail Use your TAP card on the validator at your Metro Rail station. Regular: $0.50

S/D/M: $0.25

 

To BBB from:

Cost:

Big Blue Bus  Transfers not available.
Consider purchasing a Day Pass for $4 or $1.50 S/D/M  

Regular: $1.25 (Single Ride)

S/D/M: $0.50 (Single Ride)

Metro Bus   Use your TAP card on the mobile validator on board.

Regular: $0.50

S/D/M: $0.25

 Muni Bus* Use your TAP card on the mobile validator on board.

Regular: $0.50

S/D/M: $0.25

Metro Rail Use your TAP card on the mobile validator on board. Regular: $0.50  

S/D/M: $0.25

* Agencies offering IATs on TAP are listed here: taptogo.net/articles/en_US/Website_content/where-to-ride.  

Tips about interagency transfers on TAP:

  • Sufficient Stored Value must be loaded onto your TAP card to pay for the transfer fare.
  • One paid base fare allows you one single-use transfer.
  • Transfers only cover the base fare, and cannot be used to pay for another transfer, or an upgrade fee (e.g. Rapid 10).
  • You will be required to pay the full fare on the third trip of your journey, or after the transfer has expired.  

Read more about transferring between Big Blue Bus and the Metro Expo Line.