Ways to pay your fare
1. Pay your fare upon boarding the bus for a single ride, single ride with transfer, or a day pass. Exact change is not required. If you do not use exact change, you will be issued a Change Card that can be used on your next trip. 2. Order passes by calling 865-215-7800 or going to the 'downloads' page and download the mail-order form.
$1.50 (75¢ discounted fare)--Good for a single, one-way trip on any regular, fixed KAT route (transfer not included). One-ride passes can be purchased on the bus, at the KAT office, or by mail.
50¢ (25¢, discounted fare)--Transfers can only be purchased on the bus, and you should let the bus operator know as you board that you need a transfer. Transfers are an additional 50 cents, but are not needed if you have a day pass, seven-day pass or 30-day pass, since those passes are good for unlimited rides during their respective durations.
$4.00 ($2.00, discounted fare)--Good for unlimited rides from the first time you use it until the end of the service day. One-Day passes may be purchased on the bus, by mail, or at the KAT offices.
$15 ($7.50, discounted fare)--Good for unlimited rides for seven consecutive days beginning with the first use.Cannot be purchased on buses; Seven-day passes can be purchased by mail or at the KAT offices.
$50 ($25, discounted fare)--Good for unlimited rides for 30 consecutive days beginning with the first use.Cannot be purchased on buses; 30-day passes can be purchased by mail or at the KAT offices.
$25.00 ($12.50 discounted fare)--Good for twenty single (one-way) trips on any regular, fixed KAT route (transfer not included). 20-ride passes can be purchased at the Knoxville Station Customer Service counter, in the Ticket Vending Machine on the bus platform or by mail.
KAT offers discounted fares to seniors age 65 or over, persons with disabilities, Medicare cardholders, and students under the age of 18. The discounted fare is half the regular fare--75 cents each way for regular, fixed routes.. All discounted fares require proper identification. Seniors and Disabled passengers must present Medicare or valid KAT ID card upon boarding to use discounted passes and fares. Students in Grades 6 through 12 must present a valid KAT student ID card to receive the discounted fare.
Semester Passes are available to students only (not faculty or staff) of any participating area college or university. Passes must be purchased directly from the school; KAT does not sell semester passes at Knoxville Station or via mail. Semester Passes require a valid student ID for use. Passes are $130 and good for 130 days from first use.
Paratransit LIFT Service
$3 per ride (one way)--KAT offers Paratransit Lift service for those persons who are unable to use regular fixed-route buses. You MUST first be certified by KAT in order to use the Lift service. All Lift passengers must keep their certification current and re-apply every two years. Service is by reservation only--Call the Lift office at 215-7850. Trips may be booked up to 14 days in advance, but we recommend at least 7 days. Trips for next day service should be called in by 4 p.m. the day before service is required. Call 215-7850 to have an application mailed to you or download the application form located on "The Lift" page under the "Services" heading of our website.
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