Fares and Passes
Trip within a single zone:
Adult Cash Fare: $1.50 (one way)
Discount: (Seniors 65 +/Disabled/Youth 6-17) see below:
Children (under 6): Free
One-day Pass (unlimited rides): $4.50
Monthly Pass (unlimited rides): $45.00
For Two-zone trips on Routes 5 and 6:
Adult Cash Fare: $3.00 (one way)
Children (under 6): Free
Transfers: Free (in one zone, additional fare may be charged)
One-day Pass (unlimited rides): $7.50
Monthly Pass (unlimited rides): $90.00
Discount Fares for Senior (65+)/ Disabled, Youth (6-17) with ID (see Riders Guide for more information):
Single Cash Fare: $0.75 (one way)
Two Zone Cash Fare: $1.50 (one way)
One-Day Pass: $2.25
One-Day Two-Zone Pass: $3.75
Single Zone Monthly Pass: $22.50
Two Zone Monthly: $45.00
Discounted fare requirements:
Senior (65+) fare requires picture/age ID card.
Disabled fare requires either Medicare ID card, Disabled DMV placard, ADA certification letter/card issued by County of Nevada Transit Services, Disabled ID or ADA eligibility document issued by another transit operator, or Disabled Veteran's card with department of VA Affairs letter.
Youth (6-17) fare is subject to age identification.
Passes may be purchased with cash or personal check (made payable to Gold County Stage) from bus drivers and at the following locations:
- Gold Country Stage, 13081 John Bauer Avenue, Grass Valley
- Community Development Agency (CDA)-Kiosk, Eric Rood Government Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City.
Gold Country Stage buses will stop at any signed Bus Stop. In certain rural areas there are limited stops the bus will make if the passenger flags the bus and it is safe. (Driver will determine if a stop is safe.) Due to safety issues, there are no longer flag stops along the Route 5 Highway 49 corridor.
Hours of Operation
Gold Counry Stage bus routes operate between the hours of 6:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday-Friday and from 7:30am -5:00pm on Saturday. There is no Sunday service. Please see the Gold Country Stage Rider's Guide for specific bus route schedules and times. Transit Service Office Hours 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except County holidays.
New Years's Day
Martin Luther King's Birthday
The day after Thanksgiving
Some Gold Country Stage routes have stops that are “On Demand.” On Demand segments are shown on the route maps in shaded areas. Refer to the printed schedule for specific On Demand schedule information. Call 477-0103 or 1-888-660-7433 at least 60 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.
- ON-DEMAND stops are defined as stops that will only be served within requested by the passenger.
- ON-DEMAND stops are indicated by shaded areas on schedule.
FOR A PICK-UP:
- Call the Gold Country Stage office (477-0103 X 0) AT LEAST 60 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE DESIRED STOP TIME TO INSURE A RIDE.
- REQUESTS PRIOR TO 7:00AM must be made by calling the office prior to 7:00 PM the day before.
- REQUESTS FOR MONDAY (PRIOR TO 7:00 AM) must be made by calling the office prior to the 7:00 PM on Friday.
FOR A DROP-OFF:
- Passenger must ask the driver for on-demand stop when boarding the bus.
Personal Trip Planning Assistance
24/7 you can access the Google Map "trip planer" to plan bus trips. A link for this tool is located on the front page of our website or go to www.googlemaps.com, click Get Directions and the bus icon.
You may also call us at 477-0103 or 1-888-660-7433 and ask a Transit Services personnel to assist you. Give us a location, destination, and desired arrival time. Assistance is available 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, except County holidays.
Services for Persons with Disabilities
All Gold Country Stage transit vehicles are accessible and equipped with wheelchair lifts. Paratransit services for persons with disabilities are provided in our area by Goldcountrylift.com: (530) 271-7433 (RIDE).
Gold Country Stage Route 5 connects with Placer County Transit) which serves Auburn, Rocklin, Sierra College, Roseville Galleria and Sacramento Light Rail), Auburn Transit and Amtrak as connecting schedules allow. Route 5 will wait up to 10 minutes for passengers transferring to Gold Country Stage from the Amtrak Connector bus, the Light Rail Bus and/or the PCT 49er bus at the Auburn Station. Passengers should alert our dispatch at 530-477-0103 x0/888-660-7433 if their bus is running late so we are aware of the situation.
- Auburn Transit 530-906-3700
- Placer County Transit 530-885-2877
- Amtrak Rail 1-800-USA-RAIL
- Greyhound Lines (National Information 1-800-231-2222
Boarding the Bus
Before boarding, allow passengers to exit and permit the driver to secure patrons using wheelchairs. Ask your driver any questions you may have about your trip, fare or transfer prior to departure. Front seats are reserved for elderly and disabled patrons.
Smoking, eating, drinking and playing of loud music or loud cell phone conversations are not permitted. Shoes and shirts are required to be worn by all passengers. When the bus is crowded, please follow your operator’s seating directions. If standing, hold onto the hand railing firmly while the bus is in motion. See the Riders Guide for additional information under “How to Ride the Bus.”
All buses have front mounted bike racks available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers must be able to load and unload their bikes without assistance. If the bike rack is full and there is room inside, then the bike may be brought on board.