Fares

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KAT offers many different types of fares, from single-ride passes to 30-day unlimited ride passes. View the Fare Description page for details about the different options we have to offer visitors and locals. *Children ages 4 and under may ride for free. Knox County Schools students also ride for free through the Youth Freedom Pass Program

Fare Types & Costs

Fare Types
Regular Cost
Discounted Fare*
One Ride Pass
$1.00 $0.50
1 Day Pass
$2.00 $1.00
30 Day Pass
$30.00 $15.00
20 Ride Pass
$15.00 $7.50
Note: *KAT offers discounted semester passes through various colleges and trade schools. To find out if your school participates, visit the Semester Pass Program page.

Payment Options


KAT offers several different fare payment options:

Pay your fare upon boarding the bus for a One Ride or 1 Day pass. Exact change is recommended. If you do not have exact change, you will be issued a Change Card that can be used on your next trip.

Pay at the Customer Service Counter at Knoxville Station for any of our passes (shown above).

Pay by mail. Fill out the Order Your Passes by Mail (PDF) form and mail it to the address on the form along with payment (make your check or money order payable to KAT. DO NOT SEND CASH).

Transfers


Your trip may require more than one bus route to reach your destination. There are many locations throughout the city where buses meet and transfers can be made. You will need to pay a new fare each time you board a bus, so purchasing a day pass is most economical for anyone who needs to transfer.  

Discounted Fare Program


A discounted fare is available to those who qualify. Proper identification (Medicare card or a valid KAT I.D. card) is required before boarding. Qualifying individuals include:
  • Seniors age 65 or over
  • Medicare card holders
  • Persons with disabilities 
  • Students under the age of 18 - Knox County School students may ride for FREE with the Youth Freedom Pass program
To apply for the discounted fare program, please download, complete, and return the Discounted Fare Application (PDF) to the Knoxville Station Customer Service Counter at 301 Church Avenue Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. KAT will charge a $2 processing fee for all IDs. You can complete the Discounted Fare Application form online as well.