Public transportation in Colorado Springs is served via an extensive bus service, the Mountain Metropolitan Transport , or “Metro” for short.
Fares & Tickets
|Basic Fare /One Ride Adult – ages 19 – 59||$1.75|
|SPECIAL FARE *Youth – ages 6-18 (5 and younger ride free with paid adult) *Medicare/Disabled *Senior – ages 60+||$.85|
|Transfers are free and issued upon request with a paid fare . Transfers are only good for 2 hours and 3 rides on one-way trips.||FREE|
The best way to get around Colorado Springs is by car, since some of the city’s most popular things to do – including the famous Pikes Peak – cannot be reached on foot from the city center.
Metro’s base fare is $1.75 . On Metro bus, you can pay cash each time you board (bus operators don’t carry change, so you’ll need exact fare) or buy and add up to $20 to a reusable TAP card.
From Denver to Colorado Springs by Bus It is very easy to get between Denver and Colorado Springs by bus . In Denver , you will catch the CDOT South Line bus south from Union Station. It will drop you off at a bus stop at I-25 and Tejon Street in Colorado Springs . The trip takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Hours : Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
|One Day Bus & Tram Pass||7 Day Bus & Tram Pass||Monthly Bus & Tram Pass|
Age 65+ &/or Disabilities
|Local & Limited 1-2 Rail Fare Zones||Airport Airport Fare Zone|
|DayPass||$3.00*||included in Regional/Airport Day Pass|
|MyRide 3 Hour||$1.40*||$5.15*|
|10-Ride Ticket Book||$14*||travel to DIA requires an upgrade|
With all this in mind, here are four fab travel tips for getting around in Colorado without a car . Union Station. Waiting for the Airport A Line to Union Station. Denver International Airport. Snowcapped peak roof of Denver International Airport. Mountain Shuttles. Bicycle Rentals.
Across all U.S. metro areas, transportation costs for an individual vary considerably, from $435 a month to over $1,000 a month. While there is a wide range in transportation costs nationwide, they are not usually the drivers of differences in overall cost of living.
As of Jan 13, 2021, the average hourly pay for a School Bus Driver in the United States is $16.29 an hour. A School Bus Driver in your area makes on average $18 per hour, or $1.58 (10%) more than the national average hourly salary of $16.29.
Passengers have been able to ride Metrobus for free since early in the pandemic, but that will change in a few weeks. Starting in late March, Metro waived fares on buses , and required riders to board through the rear door.