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Public Transportation in Kansas City

Bus Rider

If you want to get around Kansas City without a car, you need to learn the bus system. Kansas City does not have a light rail or subway system.

The main website for the bus system is:
Learn how you can use Google Transit to easily plan any bus trip with the Beehive’s simple instructional video.

Finding your route

If you know your route number, you can get your schedule here.
To see more routes and schedules, there are many options. You can view a map of all the routes here or you can focus on the routes only in a specific region here.

Fares and Bus Passes

The regular fare for a bus trip is $1.50. If you use the bus again within two hours, you don’t have to pay again for the second trip. You can buy an all day pass of $3.00 at any time and that will cover any trips that day. If you can’t pay with exact change, you get a change card. You can use the change on the card for future bus trips.
Senior citizens, young people between the ages of 12-18, and people with disabilities qualify for reduced fares, which are half the cost. Request an application by calling (816) 221-0660 or download one here:
Monthly bus passes cost $50 and only $25 for those with reduced fares. They can be purchased online here.

Tips for New Bus Riders

Here are some general tips for riding the bus from
  • Plan ahead by referring to online schedules, using the online trip planner or by calling (816) 221-0660 before you head out.
  • Arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes early.
  • Look for Metro signs at the bus stop, Metro shelter, park-and-ride lot or transit center showing the route name and number.
  • Catch the right bus by viewing the overhead sign on the front of the bus and a smaller sign in the bus’ lower right corner window.
  • Have your fare or pass ready as the bus approaches.
  • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before boarding and exiting.
  • Safely move about the bus using safety rails and watching for anything that may cause you to slip.
  • Observe interior signage for additional safety and courtesy tips.
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