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How much to ride?  Need Information on the WestCAT Transfer policy? Welcome to our Guide to Cash Fares, Transfers, Day Passes, 31-Day Passes, Stored Value Passes, Clipper Cards and More.

Clipper Card - Information about the Bay Area Card

Commuter Benefits - Benefit cards like those issued by Commuter Check, TranBen, and WageWorks, etc.

Transfer Policy - Some information about our transfer usage on WestCAT. 

Sales Order Form - Handy form to print out and mail to WestCAT for purchase your fares.

WestCAT Fare Information

You can also download and print out this list as a handy PDF file at the link below:

Fares effective 24 November 2008, This page and the PDF Brochure updated 8 December 2015.

Cash Fares

All Fares are for one-way trips. Discount 31-day passes are available.

Adult/Student (age 6+)  
Fixed Route/Express (Includes Martinez Link 30Z) $1.75
Dial-A-Ride $4.00
Lynx Transbay (To/from San Francisco) $5.00
   
Senior Citizens (age 65+)  
Fixed Route/Express (Includes Martinez Link 30Z) $0.75
Dial-A-Ride $1.25
Lynx Transbay (To/from San Francisco) $2.00
   
Persons with Disabilities  
Fixed Route/Express (Includes Martinez Link 30Z) $0.75
Dial-A-Ride $1.25
Regional Paratransit $3.00
Lynx Transbay (To/from San Francisco) $2.00
   
Medicare Card Holder  
Fixed Route/Express (Includes Martinez Link 30Z) $0.75
Dial-A-Ride $1.25
Lynx Transbay (To/from San Francisco) $2.00
Children (under 6 years)

Free (Limit is 2 free children under the age of 6 per paying adult).

Fares are subject to change. Please call (510) 724-7993 for the latest information. 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 (disabled fare)

*Currently, we do not certify, but we do honor 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, Ferry systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The cost of a New or Renewal RTC Card is $3.00.The cost to replace a card is $5.00. Information on obtaining a RTC Card is at the link below:

Transfers

See "FAQ’s about Riding WestCAT" guide for more information.

Local transfers from other WestCAT buses (including Lynx) are FREE with valid transfer at shared stops only. No round trips.

From BART, Vallejo Transit, AC Transit, and Golden Gate Transit at shared stops only:
Adult/Student (Age 6+) $1.00
Senior Citizens (Age 65+) $0.50
Persons with Disabilities $0.50
Medicare Card Holders $0.50

From WestCAT Local Fixed Routes, Express, and Martinez Link 30Z to WestCAT Lynx to San Francisco:

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

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

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.

Clipper Card Transfers

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.

Clipper automatically grants free or discounted transfers when transferring to another agency that accepts Clipper. If you are transferring to a transit service that does not accept Clipper, you should request a paper transfer.

Clipper Cards

WestCAT accepts Clipper Cards on all WestCAT Local, Express, and Lynx routes (some restrictions do apply).  Now available:

  • WestCAT 31 Day Pass (except Lynx transbay)
  • WestCAT Lynx 31 Day Pass
  • East Bay Regional Local 31-Day Pass (accepted for local bus service on County Connection, Tri Delta, WestCAT (except Lynx), and Wheels
  • East Bay Regional Express 31-Day Pass (accepted for local and express bus service on County Connection, Tri Delta, WestCAT (except Lynx), and Wheels
  • Clipper cash (accepted on all Express, Local, and Lynx buses)
  • Earn Day Passes for Unlimited Rides (except Lynx)


See our Clipper Card page or clippercard.com for further information or call WestCAT at (510) 724-7993.

Lynx 10-Ride Passes

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

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

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 thru WestCAT or from the driver on the day of travel. (May not be purchased by Purchase Order.) Exact fare is required. Passes will be time stamped.

Dial-A-Ride & Paratransit Tickets

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.

Senior Citizens (age 65+)  
Dial-A-Ride $10.00
Lynx Transbay (To/from San Francisco) $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

Local Fixed/Express Bus Stored Value Passes

(Passes are non-transferable and expire 1-year from print date.) Stored Value Pass allows one-way rides in any direction on all WestCAT Local Fixed Route and Express buses.

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

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

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

  Fixed Route Lynx
Adult/Student (Age 6+) $40.00 $140.00
Senior Citizens (Age 65+) $20.00 $70.00
Persons with Disabilities $20.00 $70.00
Medicare Card Holders $20.00 $70.00

Pass & Ticket Outlet

WestCAT Sales Outlet
Open M-F from 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
                                       

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.

At this time, online purchases are not accepted. However, a downloadable order form is available on our website at the links below:

Hercules Transit Center Parking Permits

HTC is a BART owned parking lot. All permit sales are handled by an outside vendor. Questions?  Call 1-800-997-0197 (8:00am - 4:00pm weekdays) or visit www.herculestransitcenter.com for further details.

Monthly parking permit w/transit passes $80.00
Monthly parking permit $63.00
Single Day Parking Permit $3.00

Employer Services

Here are just a few of services that Contra Costa employers can access through 511 Contra Costa:

  • Complimentary Commuter Transportation Resource Guide.
  • Free employee commuter benefits including Guaranteed Ride Home Program.
  • Transportation workshops.
  • Free transportation information packets for new employees.

WestCAT in coordination with 511 Contra Costa can assist you and your employees with your transportation needs. For more information about these and other employer services visit www.511contracosta.org or call (925) 969-0841 ext 205.

Commuter Benefits

WestCAT is now able to accept commuter benefit cards like those issued by Commuter Check, TranBen, and WageWorks, and others. At this time, we still do not accept credit cards or online or mail orders using these benefit cards, but we now can do these transactions at our office here in Pinole at 601 Walter Avenue. More information on our Commuter Benefits page.



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