Spokane Public Transportation
Ordering a bus pass ahead of your stay is the most convenient option and can save you $3. The 7-day pass is $17; single-day passes may be purchased five-packs for $20, or $4 each (subject to change).
Spokane Transit Authority Bus Information
View the Video: How to Ride the Bus
Look for your neighborhood bus stop. There are about 2,500 bus stop signs in the STA service area. The information on the sign will tell you which bus routes stop there and which direction they are going from that stop.
Find your route. You can use the Google Trip Planner available on the homepage to create a travel itinerary, or go to Routes and Schedules to view the system map and individual route schedules. The map will indicate where the route travels and possible connections to other routes. The schedules help you estimate when the bus will be at your stop.
Please have exact fare ready. Neither the fare box nor the bus operator can make change. The operator does not carry cash. You can read about the fares and passes available here.
Get a transfer. If you need to transfer between buses, ask the bus operator as you board the bus for a two-hour pass.
Ask for directions. If you don’t know which stop is the one closest to your destination, ask the bus operator for help. When you are one block away from your stop, either pull the overhead bell cord of push the yellow strip. The operator will let you off at the next bus stop.
Make Sure We Don’t Pass You By
Every now and then a rider gets left behind because the driver doesn’t see them. Here are some tips to make sure you get noticed.
- Stand visibly at the stop.
- Face the bus and nod your head "yes" or wave to the driver.
- Hold up your ticket or pass.
- Step forward when the bus is 1/2 block away.
- Wear light colored clothing or use a flashlight or cellphone light at night to signal the driver.
- If you’re in a shelter, walk to the stop as the bus approaches.
Bikes on Buses
STA provides bike racks on all their buses. The racks hold two, single-seat, two-wheeled, non-motorized bicycles. Each bicycle can be secured independently of one another. You are responsible for loading, securing and removing your bicycle from the bike rack. Tell Me More.
Have a Safe Trip
For the safety and comfort of all people using public transit, STA established Rules of Conduct. Everyone is encouraged to use the buses, paratransit vans, and other STA facilities, but everyone must respect the rights of other customers. STA has rules that govern behavior while using transit facilities. They’re the law. STA Security and local police enforce these rules. Violators may be subject to arrest, fine, or exclusion from any or all vehicles and facilities.