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How much to ride? Need Information on the WestCAT Transfer policy? This is the place to be as we give a guide to our Cash Fares, Transfers, Day Passes, 31-Day Passes, Stored Value Passes and more below. Bus operators carry no change, therefore exact fare is required.
You can also download and print out this list as a handy PDF file at the link below:
Effective 24 November 2008
All Fares are for one-way trips. Discount monthly passes are available. Fares are subject to change. Please call (510) 724-7993 for the latest information. Exact fare is required, drivers do not carry change.
Children (under 6 years) Free (Limit is 2 free children under the age of 6 per paying adult).
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.
From BART, Vallejo Transit, AC Transit, and Golden Gate Transit at shared stops only:
From WestCAT Local Fixed Routes, Express, and Martinez Link 30Z to WestCAT Lynx to San Francisco:
All Transfers are FREE From County Connection and Tri-Delta Transit at shared stops in Martinez with a valid transfer.
Transfers from Capital Corridor trains to WestCAT are FREE anywhere within WestCAT’s service area with validated transfer (exception Lynx, and Dial-A-Ride). Passenger must relinquish transfer to driver upon boarding.
The $60 East Bay Value Pass allows you to ride WestCAT (Excluding Lynx), The County Connection, Tri Delta Transit and Wheels fixed route buses for an entire month! See “East Bay Value Pass” brochure for more information or visit www.eastbayvaluepass.com. Please note the East Bay Value Pass cannot be used for travel to/from San Francisco on the Lynx.
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.
WestCAT DOES NOT Accept Clipper cards as full fare payment. Clipper may be used as a transfer at shared stops only with payment of transfer fare.
Otherwise, the full WestCAT fare is due upon boarding.
Lynx 10-Ride Passes allow ten one-way rides in any direction on WestCAT Lynx buses. Passes do not expire until value is spent.
Allows pass holder unlimited travel in any direction on Local Fixed Route, Martinez Link 30Z, 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 purchased from the driver on the day of travel. Drivers do not carry change so please have exact fare. Passes will be time stamped.
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.
Stored Value Pass allows one-way rides in any direction on all WestCAT Local Fixed Route and Express buses. Passes expire 1-year from printed date.
Local Fixed Route and Express Stored Value Passes with a remaining value equal to less than the full cash fare will still be allowed there last ride at no additional charge (Lynx excluded).
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.
Sold only at BART ticket and pass outlets and online
Valid on WestCAT local fixed route, Martinez Link 30Z and express routes only at no additional charge. Valid for 2-weeks and includes both BART rail and bus fare. Call (510) 236-BART for information. The “5-day grace period” for BART Plus ticket holders applies only to BART rail, and not bus. (BART Plus is not accepted on the LYNX).
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.
For current prices, see the charts above. These may be purchased via US mail by enclosing a check, money order, or transportation benefit checks (e.g. TranBen, Wage Works, or Commuter Check) made payable to: WestCAT, or in person Monday-Friday 7:30am-6:00pm in the lobby of our administrative office located at 601 Walter Ave, Pinole. The WestCAT administrative office is located between Pinole Shores Drive and the Del Monte Shopping center off of San Pablo Avenue. When purchasing passes/tickets with a check at the WestCAT sales office you will be asked to provide a valid photo I.D. containing a photo and a physical description (Current drivers license, military I.D., state I.D.)
If using a PO Box, a residential address and telephone number are required.
We do not accept the following:
Please note: It takes approximately 3-4 working days on all mail in ticket and pass orders. Please allow for weekends and holidays. At this time online purchases are not accepted. Requests for orders to be sent via courier (FedEx, UPS) must provide a valid account number and pre-authorization.
Please be advised that when paying cash at our administrative office, due to recent audit recommendations, WestCAT does not accept bills larger than $50 for any one transaction. WestCAT charges a $20.00 fee on all returned checks. WestCAT accepts ATM debit cards for any purchases conducted at our Administrative office in Pinole. To request your location/business as a potential WestCAT sales outlet, call (510) 724-3331 ext. 117.
Local fixed route day passes, 31-Day passes, and stored value passes are valid on WestCAT Lynx buses as local fare credit only. There are currently no changes in the sale of the Dial-A-Ride Senior/Disabled/Medicare Card Holder discount tickets or Regional Paratransit tickets, see Dial-A-Ride page for information.
Click on the "Sales Order Form" tab located at the top of this page and you will find a printable order form that you can use when mailing in your order. We also have printable PDF version by clicking here. Please be advised that orders are currently not accepted via this website.
WestCAT Sales Outlet
Related file: Ticket Order Form (PDF Version-31k)
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