Passes & Fares

Public Notice:

Greenlink’s buses will only accept exact change from passengers paying with cash and coins beginning January 2, 2023. Bills larger than $1 for single trips (or larger than $5 for an all-day pass) will no longer be accepted upon boarding. Change can be made at the Transit Center via the change vending machine, or customers with larger bills can load value onto a Umo smartphone app account or a Umo smartcard at the Transit Center. To help with this policy transition, Greenlink will waive the Umo smartcard activation fee ($2) for any customer requesting a smartcard before February 1, 2023. Learn more about Umo

Single-ride tickets and transfer tickets can be purchased on the bus using cash and coins.

Exact change is preferred; however, if you use a larger bill than necessary, the fare box will print a change receipt with the balance. This receipt can then be used as payment for future bus rides until the balance is zero. Change receipts cannot be exchanged for cash. Fare boxes will not accept bills larger than $20.

Day Passes, 7-Day Passes, 20-Ride Passes, and 31-Day Passes can be purchased at the information booth in the Transit Center (100 W. McBee Avenue) using cash, VISA or MasterCard. The information booth will not accept bills larger than $20.

Customers can also pay their bus fare using a reloadable smart card or a smartphone app. Learn more about Greenlink’s Umo Pass / TouchPass electronic ticketing system. The Umo Pass / TouchPass is required for customers purchasing the 7-Day Pass and the 31-Day Pass.

*Effective January 1, 2021: paper punch passes will no longer be accepted as fare payment to board a Greenlink bus. Greenlink ended sales of all paper punch passes on July 1, 2020 and provided customers with a six-month window to use any remaining punches on their paper punch passes. Customers must now purchase all trip-based passes through the electronic Umo / TouchPass system. 

Additionally, effective January 1, 2021, passengers using Umo / TouchPass must have enough money in their Umo / TouchPass account to pay for the entire fare in order to board the bus. Payment can be loaded onto Umo / TouchPass accounts by visiting the dispatch booth and using cash, coins, or credit/debit cards. Umo / TouchPass smart card users can also log onto UmoPass.com to upload value using a credit/debit card. Umo / TouchPass app users can make transactions inside the app using credit/debit cards.

Greenlink will not issue refunds for unused tickets, passes, or Umo / TouchPass balances. 

*Effective July 1, 2022: Greenlink will no longer accept single-ride tickets without the QR code. Customers receiving these tickets from agencies should relay this information to the non-profit providing tickets.

Photo of non-profit ticket type that will be denied starting July 1, 2022.

All Day Pass

Ride Type: All Day Unlimited Rides 
Amount
One Day Pass - accepted for all rides and transfers
$5.00
*Day passes can be purchased from drivers, but drivers must be notified that you are purchasing an All Day Pass BEFORE money is inserted into the fare box
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*Day passes can also be purchased with cash, VISA, or MasterCard from the Information Booth at the Transit Center (100 W. McBee Avenue)
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*One-day passes may be purchased in advance for future use and do not have to be used the date of purchase. Passes are validated when boarding the bus and remain valid for that date only. All passes expire after the last run at 11:30 p.m. 
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Full Fare: Passengers Ages 18 - 64

Pass Type
Amount
Full Fare Passenger Trip
$1.50
Transfers
$0.50
7-Day Unlimited Rides Pass (Requires Umo / TouchPass)
$12.50
20-Ride Punch Pass* (Requires Umo / TouchPass)
$27.00
31-Day Unlimited Rides Pass (Requires Umo / TouchPass)
$50.00
*Customers using the 20-Ride Pass must also purchase Stored Value on their Umo / TouchPass account to pay for transfers separately. Transfer trips will not be deducted from the 20-Ride Pass. $5-$100

Discounted Fare: Senior Citizens (age 65 and older), Medicare Card-Holders, Veterans**, and Passengers with Disabilities

Pass Type
Amount
Discounted Fare Passenger Trip
$0.75
Transfers
$0.25
7-Day Unlimited Rides Pass (Requires Umo Pass / TouchPass)
$6.25
20-Ride Punch Pass* (Requires Umo / TouchPass)
$13.50
31-Day Unlimited Rides Pass (Requires Umo Pass / TouchPass)
$25.00
*Customers using the 20-Ride Pass must also purchase Stored Value on their Umo / TouchPass account to pay for transfers separately. Transfer trips will not be deducted from the 20-Ride Pass.
**Cash-paying Veterans must obtain a Greenlink EasyID Card. See below for more details.
$5-$100

Proof of Eligibility for Discounted Fares

Cash-paying customers must carry proof of eligibility for the Discounted Fare with them each time they board a bus. Proof includes:

  • Seniors aged 65 and older – customers must present a photo ID with date of birth
  • Medicare recipients – customers must present a Medicare card
  • Individuals with Disabilities – customers must bring a disability benefits awards letter from the Social Security Administration

Additionally, individuals with disabilities that do not meet the automatic qualifications for disability benefits can choose to have their disability documented by a licensed health care provider with the Greenlink EasyID application (see below). The Greenlink EasyID is required for cash-paying customers seeking the Veterans Discounted Fare. Proof of eligibility for Veterans include:

  • Veterans ID Card (VIC)
  • Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)
  • Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) or Uniformed Services ID
  • SCDMV issued license or ID with a Veteran Designation
  • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 Form)
  • Certified letter confirming Veteran status from the VA Clinic or the Greenville County Department of Veterans Affairs

Umo / TouchPass customers can choose to have their smartcard or their app account coded for the Discounted Fare by brining proof of eligibility to the Information Booth inside the Transit Center (100 W. McBee Avenue).

Greenlink’s EasyID - Reduced Fare ID Card Program

Greenlink offers a photo ID card to assist our customers who qualify for reduced fare pricing. This card is required for Veterans paying with cash/coin and seeking the discounted fare (due to the vast number of options to show proof of eligibility for Veterans) and is offered free of charge (early replacement fees may apply). The Greenlink EasyID can be used to quickly let Greenlink staff know to charge the reduced rate when boarding any bus or purchasing passes for our fixed route bus service. For complete details, download the information and application packet, or stop by the information booth for a printed copy.

REDUCED Fare: Students** (must present student ID) and Youth age 6-17 (Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Ride Type: One Way
Amount
Students and Youth Discounted Fare Passenger Trip
$1.25
Transfers
$0.25
7-Day Unlimited Rides Pass (Requires Umo / TouchPass)
$10.50
20-Ride Pass Booklet
$22.50
31-Day Unlimited Rides Pass (Requires Umo / TouchPass)
$42.00
Ages 5 and Under
Free

**Students must have a valid student ID from an education institution located in Greenville County. Click here for a list of schools eligible for the student rate.

Greenville Area Paratransit (GAP) Fares

Ride Type: One Way
Amount
GAP Passenger Trip
$3.00
Book of 10 Passes
$30.00

Non-Profit/Health and Human Service Agency Fares

Ride Type: One Way
Amount
Book of 20 Passes
$27.00
*Unlike the 20-Ride Pass, which can only be used by a single person, non-profit organizations are able to purchase a book of 20 passes that can be distributed individually to the clients that they serve
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