Rio Metro Bus Fares

Fare TypeCost
Full Fare One Way$1 per zone
Reduced Fare One Way$.50 per zone
Full Fare 10-Trip Pass$10
Reduced Fare 10-Trip Pass$5
Full Fare Monthly Pass$30
Reduced Fare Monthly Pass$15

Reduced Fares

Reduces fares are available for:

  • Students (with a valid student ID)
  • Youth ages 10 to 17 (children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Seniors ages 62 and older
  • Individuals with Disabilities
  • People that show a Medicare card
Valencia Bus

Fare Free

The following ride free:

  • Children 9 and under (must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Veterans with a VA medical card, VHIC Report (with another form of ID), or a Rio Metro Freedom Pass
  • Show your valid one-way, day, monthly, or annual printed or mobile Rail Runner pass to ride Rio Metro general public Dial-a-Ride buses and fixed/commuter route buses (not valid on Rio Rancho Dial-a-Ride buses)
Sandoval Bus

Individuals with Disabilities

Individuals with disabilities need to be prepared to show one of the following:

  • NM Motor Vehicle Department notification
  • Letter from doctor indicating the disability (with expiration date)
  • An ABQ RIDE Honored Citizen Card
  • A Santa Fe Ride Card or Santa Fe Trails Half Fare Card

Paying on the Bus

  • Passengers are required to have exact fare when boarding the bus
  • One dollar bills and U.S. coins are accepted
  • Drivers do not carry money and cannot make change

Purchase a Monthly Passes

Purchase your monthly Rio Metro monthly bus pass at the following locations:

Valencia County Bus Routes
Los Lunas Transportation Center
101 Courthouse Road SE
Los Lunas, NM 87031 (map)

Sandoval County Bus Routes 
Sandia Shell
7801 Carr Way
Rio Rancho, NM 87144 (map)


Rio Metro does not issue refunds for bus fares.

View the Rio Metro Bus Web Page