Please note: the VTA does not accept credit cards at this time. Electronic fareboxes can only accept cash. Annual and 31 day passes may be purchased via check through the VTA main office or at the Visitors Center in Edgartown- name, address & phone number must appear on the check. See additional details below.
Where to Buy a Pass:
One day, three day and seven day passes may be purchased on the bus or at the Steamship Authority Terminals. From Memorial Day through Columbus Day, these passes are also available to purchase from a Ticket Seller at the Vineyard Haven Steamship Bus Circle, Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs, and on Church Street in Edgartown.
Annual passes and 31 day passes can be purchased at the VTA Operations Center in the Airport Business Park or the Edgartown Visitors Center. From Memorial Day through Columbus Day, these passes are also available to purchase from a Ticket Seller at the Vineyard Haven Steamship Bus Circle, Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs, and on Church Street in Edgartown.
Please note that VTA passes are good for calendar days ONLY, beginning the first time it's validated. For example, if you purchase a Three Day Pass and use it on Friday at 2:00pm, it will be good for that day (Friday), Saturday & Sunday. The same holds true for 1,3,7, and 31 day passes.
The VTA is not responsible for lost or stolen passes. Riders should write their name on the back of the pass and take a picture or photocopy of it. Lost passes can be replaced for a $10 fee IF the rider has a picture/photocopy of the back of the pass showing the pass number and their name. If the rider is unable to present this documentation, they will have to purchase another pass for for the full amount. If the pass is damaged and is no longer accepted by the electronic farebox, it may be replaced for a $10 fee. The damaged pass must be returned before a replacement can be issued.
Returned Check Policy:
If a check is returned from the bank, the VTA will contact the rider to alert them. The rider will then have fourteen (14) days to re-pay the full amount of the pass. Payment must be paid (cash or money order only) at the VTA's main office at 11 A Street, Edgartown. If the pass is not paid for within 14 days, it will be disabled in the system until payment is recieved.
Through June 30, 2019 fares are $1.25 per town, each way, including town of origin.
From July 1, 2019 - September 28, 2019 fares are $2.00 per town, each way, including town of origin.
Please note that Route #10 - Tisbury Park & Ride, Route #11 - Downtown Edgartown and the Sunset Bus portion of Route #12 are free (from Tabor House Lot to Menemsha Beach ONLY).
VTA buses are equipped with electronic fareboxes. Exact fare is strongly suggested. Please do not ask the driver for change, as they are not permitted to handle fares. No cash is returned from the farebox. Change is given in the form of stored value cards for future ride usage ONLY and is not redeemable for cash. Fares are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Persons with disabilities, veterans and senior citizens (age 65 and older) are eligible for a discount on all fares and passes with proper documentation.
Children (age 6 and under) ride for free, when accompanied by an adult.
If paying with cash, please take a moment to consider buying a pass. Passes are the most cost-effective and easy way to ride the VTA.