Transportation Fares

DDOT fare collection is suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice. 

The new fare structure simplifies and adds more value to each pass. Riders are purchasing time instead of trips and may buy their passes at various locations throughout the city found here.  

Other benefits of the new fare structure include:

  • Unlimited rides for time purchased;
  • No more transfer fees;
  • No more period passes - rolling passes activate on your first use; and
  • Faster boarding.
DDOT Fare Chart

*The reduced fare includes seniors (ages 65 and older), people with disabilities, Medicare cardholders, and students with proper school ID. 

How to Apply for a Reduced Fare ID Card

There are several ways to apply. 

1. Download the Reduced Fare Card Application. Then, submit a completed application online

2. By phone. Call (313) 578-8268 to request one be mailed. 

3. Pick up and mail a completed form to DDOT’s Administrative Office at 1301 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48207 Monday – Friday at 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Applicants must provide photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, Detroit ID, or passport). No payment is required to apply.

Reduced Fare applications and cards are processed at the following locations:

DDOT Administrative Building 
1301 E. Warren Ave. 
Detroit, MI 48207

Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers
Detroit, MI 48235

Butzel Family Center
7737 Kercheval
Detroit,MI 48214

Rosa Parks Transit Center
360 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

How to Apply for a DDOT Student ID Card

High school students who do not have a school-issued ID from the Detroit Public Schools Community District must purchase a DDOT Student ID Card to qualify for reduced fare. The card is valid for an entire school year. Students must bring a current report card or letter of enrollment on school letterhead to the cashier’s office located at the:

DDOT Administrative Building 
1301 E. Warren Ave. 
Detroit, MI 48207

Rosa Parks Transit Center
360 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226