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Bus service in Tempe operates seven days a week from approximately 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., Monday through Saturday and from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. Most Tempe bus routes operate every 15 - 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bus service is also available on all major holidays with service following Sunday schedules. Regular fare is $2 for one ride. Discount fares are available for people 65 and older, people with disabilities, Medicare card holders, and people 6 to 18.  All Tempe buses are wheelchair accessible.


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Tempe provides bus service on most arterial streets with 15 bus routes, three express routes, one free Flash route, and six free Orbit neighborhood circulator routes. Tempe buses are wheelchair accessible and have bicycle racks accommodating up to three bicycles. Tempe buses, except Orbit, are alternatively fueled. The replacement Orbit fleet is planned to be liquid or compressed natural gas.



Tempe Transit System Map

1990 Tempe Transit Plan

2015 Tempe Transportation Master Plan

Valley Metro Previews New Website - December 2017

Traveling on Valley Metro soon will be easier for all passengers who use valleymetro.org for trip planning*, event information and project updates. The new site includes updated technology and features to make it more mobile friendly: easier navigation and greater accessibility. *Use our current site for trip planning and schedules, until our new site is launched. We do hope that you will test all areas while on the new site and provide feedback. Your input will help us with making final enhancements.

Passengers can preview the new site! Just go to our current site and click on the orange banner at the top to view the new site and take a quick feedback survey.

NextRide texting, call and online features remain the same. So, what's new? NextRide will be featured below the trip planner on the new website and is being added to the Ridekick app. More easy ways to get trip info via your mobile phone. In addition, the Ridekick app is being updated with similar features.

In the future, Valley Metro will be offering mobile fare purchase and improved usability features for our passengers on both the site and app. We look forward to making your transit trip more convenient and accessible in 2018. 

For bus, Orbit, light rail and Express route complaints or suggestions, please call 602-253-5000 or email Valley Metro at csr@valleymetro.org.   If you leave an item on a bus, call Valley Metro Lost and Found at 602-253-5000.