Fares and Purchases


When boarding DART buses, fares must be paid in exact change or exact denominations using cash, DART punch tickets, or DART tokens.  

Demand Response Fares
Within Niles City Limits
$3.00 or $1.50 RF*

To, From, Within Townships, including to/from Buchanan
$4.00 or $2.00 RF*

Within Buchanan City Limits  
$1.50 or $.75 RF*

Deviated Fixed Route Fares
$2.00 or $1.00 RF*
$0.50 for Route Deviations

*Reduced Fare is available for seniors (age 60 and older) and riders with disabilities with a Regional Reduced Fare Card (RRFC).  Visit the RRFC page for additional information.  Children 3-18 (with valid student ID where applicable) also ride at reduced rates.  Children ages 2 and under ride free.   


$10.00 DART Punch Tickets are sold by the Bus Drivers and at the DART Office.
Note: Due to the current office closure, purchases at the office must be made by appointment only. 

DART Tokens are only sold to agencies, and only at the DART Office.  Please call in advance for staff to have tokens ready for pick up.  Agencies can purchase $10.00 sheets of tokens (made up of 20 $0.50 tokens.)

Niles DART is now accepting credit cards for office ticket and token sales.  Rider fares cannot be paid by Credit Card at this time.