At this time, online purchases of paper passes are not accepted. However, a downloadable order form is available at the link below:
WestCAT Ticket Order Form (PDF)

Cash Fare
Reduced Fare Information
Transfers
Dial-a-Ride Tickets
Multi-Ride Passes
Clipper
Employer Commuter Benefits
Buying and Ordering Passes

Cash Fares

Adult/Student
(Age 6+)
Fixed Route and Express$1.75
Dial-A-Ride$4.00
Lynx Transbay$5.00
Children Under 6 Years
(Up to two per paying adult.)
All RoutesFree
Senior Citizens
(Age 65+)
Fixed Route and Express$0.75
Dial-A-Ride$1.25
Lynx Transbay$2.00
Persons with Disabilities
Fixed Route and Express$0.75
Dial-A-Ride$1.25
Lynx Transbay$2.00
Medicare Card Holder
Fixed Route and Express$0.75
Dial-A-Ride$1.25
Lynx Transbay$2.00

All fares are for one-way trips. Exact fare is required, drivers do not carry change.

Reduced Fare Information

To receive a reduced fare, a passenger may be asked to show one of the following:

  • State issued ID (senior fare)
  • Regional Transit Connection card (RTC)*
  • Photo ID and Medicare card (not Medi-Cal)
  • Photo ID and registration receipt / DMV placard
  • Veterans disability ID (disabled fare)

*Currently, we honor but do not certify the Regional Transit Connection card (RTC). The RTC Discount ID card is available to qualified persons with disabilities. RTC card holders are eligible for reduced fares on Fixed-Route Transit Bus, Rail, and Ferry systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Information on obtaining an RTC card is at this link:  RTC Information

Transfers

Local transfers from WestCAT buses to other WestCAT Local Fixed Routes (excluding Lynx) are free with valid transfer at shared stops only. No round trips.

Transfers from BART, SolTrans, AC Transit, FAST, and Golden Gate Transit

Adult/Student
(Age 6+)
$1.00
Senior Citizens
(Age 65+)
$0.50
Persons with Disabilities$0.50
Medicare Card Holders$0.50

Transfer from WestCAT Routes to the Lynx

Adult/Student
(Age 6+)
$3.25
Senior Citizens
(Age 65+)
$1.25
Persons with Disabilities$1.25
Medicare Card Holders$1.25

All Transfers from County Connection and Tri-Delta Transit at shared stops in Martinez are free with a valid transfer. WestCAT will not issue another transfer upon receiving a transfer from one of these two agencies in Martinez.

Clipper automatically grants free or discounted transfers when transferring to another agency that accepts Clipper. Transfers are good for 120 minutes after boarding a bus. If you tag your second bus within the appropriate time frame, you will be granted your transfer. If you tag after that period, Clipper will deduct additional fare from your card.

If you need to use more than one bus to get to your destination, ask for a transfer when you leave the first bus.  WestCAT transfers will be honored only on the day of issue at established transfer points within one hour of their time of issue.  They will not be accepted on any line that will return the passenger to the area in which the transfer was originally issued, nor to re-board the same route.

Transfers from Capital Corridor trains to WestCAT are free anywhere within WestCAT’s service area with validated transfer (exception Lynx to/from SF, and Dial-A-Ride).  Passenger must relinquish transfer to driver upon boarding. See Capitol Corridor’s Transit Transfer Page for more information.

WestCAT Transfer Policy

  • Passengers may request a transfer at the time of boarding.
  • Valid for up to one hour to board another route to complete one-way trip.
  • Accepted only at established transfer points
  • Not valid to reboard the same route after a stop-over (to run an errand, get groceries, etc).
  • Not valid to return to original boarding location (no round trip).
  • Void if improperly used.  Transfers will not be accepted if rolled, mutilated, torn or information is not readable.
  • May not be shared with another passenger.
  • No transfers to the BART system.
  • AC Transit monthly passes are valid transfer media at shared stops only, with payment of transfer fare.
  • Other Operators (ex. AC Transit, Soltrans, etc.) employee and dependent passes are not accepted on any of WestCAT’s routes, with the exception of BART employees and dependents.

Lynx 10-Ride Passes

Adult/Student
(Age 6+)
$50.00
Senior Citizens
(Age 65+)
$20.00
Persons with Disabilities$20.00
Medicare Card Holders$20.00

Allows 10 one-way rides. (Passes are non-transferable and expire 1-year from print date.)

Day Passes

Adult/Student
(Age 6+)
$3.50
Senior Citizens
(Age 65+)
$1.50
Persons with Disabilities$1.50
Medicare Card Holders$1.50

Allows pass holder unlimited travel in any direction on local fixed-route and express buses only. Passes are valid only if stamped with correct date and are good for use through the last bus on the service day in which first used.  May be pre-purchased through WestCAT or from the driver on the day of travel. Exact fare is required. Passes will be time stamped.

If you pay cash value with your Clipper card, you can automatically earn a day pass for unlimited rides in a single day on most County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT and Wheels routes. Once you pay $3.75 in fares in a day ($1.75 for senior and RTC customers) on any combination of these transit services, your rides will be free of charge for the rest of that day. Free rides and fares paid on WestCAT Lynx transbay service do not apply toward a Day Pass.

Dial-A-Ride & Paratransit Tickets

Senior Citizens
(Age 65+)
Dial-A-Ride$10.00
Regional Paratransit$25.00
Persons with Disabilities
Dial-A-Ride$10.00
Regional Paratransit$25.00
Medicare Card Holder
Dial-A-Ride$10.00
Regional Paratransit$25.00

Discount Tickets provide 10 one-way rides per sheet. There is no expiration date. Tickets are not sold in any other denomination and cannot be purchased from the driver.

Multi-Ride Passes

Local Stored-Value Passes

Adult/Student
(Age 6+)
$20.00
Senior Citizens
(Age 65+)
$7.50
Persons with Disabilities
$7.50
Medicare Card Holders$7.50

Passes are non-transferable and expire 1-year from print date. Stored Value Pass allows one-way rides on all WestCAT Local Fixed Route and Express buses.  Local Fixed Route and Express Stored Value Passes with a remaining value equal to less than the full cash fare will be allowed one last ride at no additional charge (Lynx excluded).

31-Day Passes

 Fixed RouteLynx
Adult/Student
(Age 6+)
$40.00$140.00
Senior Citizens
(Age 65+)
$20.00$70.00
Persons with Disabilities$20.00$70.00
Persons with Disabilities$20.00$70.00

Passes are non-transferable and expire 1-year from print date. Allows unlimited travel in any direction on Local Fixed Route and Express buses. Lynx passes also allow travel on Lynx route. Passes are good for 31 consecutive days beginning on the first day of use. Paper passes will be time stamped. Passes also available on Clipper cards.

Clipper Cards

WestCAT accepts Clipper cards on all WestCAT Local, Express, and Lynx routes (some restrictions do apply). Clipper cards allow you to store multiple passes and cash fare on one easy-to-use card. Clipper automatically figures out the cost of your ride, including all discounts and transfers. Just tag and go!  All WestCAT passes are currently available on Clipper, with the exception of student passes.

For more information on how to use Clipper, see the guide at ClipperCard.com or call WestCAT at (510) 724-7993.

Commuter Benefits

As of September 30, 2014, employers with over 50 employees operating within the Bay Area must offer commuter benefits to their employees. There are several ways that an employer can offer these benefits, such as by providing transit passes/commuter checks or by excluding transit or vanpool costs (up to $230) from taxable income.  For more information on how to register, employers can visit MTC’s Commuter Benefits site here.

WestCAT is able to accept commuter benefit cards such as those issued by Commuter Check, TranBen, and WageWorks. At this time, we do not accept credit cards online or by mail order using these benefit cards. We can complete these transactions at our office here in Pinole at 601 Walter Avenue.

You can also download and print out this list at the following link: Fare Brochure

Fares effective November 24, 2008, PDF Brochure updated December 8, 2015, this page updated August 2016.

Buying and Ordering Passes

WestCAT Sales Outlet
Open M-F from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
601 Walter Avenue
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 724-3331

*May also be purchased via US Mail at the same outlet.

It takes approximately 3-4 working days on all mail in orders. Please allow for weekends and holidays. Using a FedEx/UPS account? Please provide account information for billing purposes.

Riders using Clipper can load fare value and passes onto their cards at at the WestCAT office in Pinole (some restrictions do apply), online at ClipperCard.com, and at participating retailers. Clipper users can also add fare value at terminals in BART stations.

At this time, online purchases of paper passes and tickets are not accepted. However, a downloadable order form is available at the link below:
WestCAT Ticket Order Form (PDF)