General Fare
Single Ride… $1.50
Day Pass… . $4.00

Reduced Fare*
Single Ride… $0.75
Day Pass… $2.00

Children under 45″
Seniors 75 and older
Transfers from Gold Coast Transit

Pack of 25 Tokens… $30

*Free and Reduced fare with valid ID only.

Reduced and Free Fare Eligibility

The Ojai Trolley Service offers free or discounted fares to small children, seniors, Medicare recipients and persons with disabilities.  When boarding the trolley, you must show the driver the correct type of ID to receive a free or reduced fare.

  • Senior: Proof of Age
  • Senior 75+: Proof of Age or Gold Coast Transit 75+ ID card
  • Medicare Recipient: Medicare card
  • Persons with Disabilities: Gold Coast Transit Reduced Fare ID Card or ADA ID

For assistance with obtaining a Gold Coast Transit Reduced Fare ID card contact the trolley supervisor here or by calling  (805) 272-3883.

Youth Ride Free Promotional Program

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

September 1st, 2022

Who is eligible for the Youth Ride Free Promotional Program?

Anyone age 18 or younger or enrolled high school students who are older.

When does the program start and how long does it last?

The Youth Ride Free Program is a promotional program that will last through the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years.

Can I use any bus in Ventura County?

Yes, all following operators are participating:

  • Camarillo Area Transit
  • Gold Coast Transit District
  • Kanan Shuttle
  • Moorpark City Transit
  • Ojai Trolley
  • Simi Valley Transit
  • Thousand Oaks Transit
  • Valley Express
  • VCTC Intercity Transit Service

How will the driver know to let me on the bus for free?

Drivers will let anyone who looks 18 or younger board the bus for free but high school aged students should be prepared to show ID.

Do I have to be going to/from school?

No, you do not. You can travel anywhere, for any reason on any bus operator in the county.

I’m traveling to a VCTC Zone 2 destination, do I have to pay an additional fare?

No, you do not.

Can I ride Metrolink or Amtrak for free?

No, the Youth Ride Free Program only lets you ride public buses in Ventura County.

Can paratransit users ride dial-a-ride services for free?

No, other than Valley Express and Camarillo Area Transit (CAT) dial-a-ride services, passengers will have to pay the full fare.

What if I already bought a pass, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, no you cannot.

If I attend school in Ventura County, can I still ride free if I don’t live in the county?

Yes, you may ride free.

I live in Ventura County but attend a school outside the county; can I still ride the bus for free?

Yes, you may ride free.

Is this a school bus service?

No. Buses will only take students to predetermined fixed-route bus stops. Students can ride the bus to the stop nearest their school then walk or use alternate transportation.

Do I have to ride with an adult?

Only kids 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Any questions? Please call 1-800-438-1112 or submit comments through www.goventura.org.