Connect Card is Here!

Connect Card is the region's new electronic transit fare payment system. You can now purchase your transit fare online, never have to carry exact change again AND use the card on more than one agency! Participating agencies include Sacramento Regional Transit, El Dorado Transit, Etran, Folsom Stage Line, Placer County Transit, Roseville Transit, SCT/Link, Yolobus, Yuba-Sutter Transit.

How do I get my Connect Card?

Go through the Get A Card process where you will be asked to create an account and buy transit fare for your new Connect Card! You will receive an e-mail confirming your order and when you receive your card in the mail 7-10 business days later you're ready to ride!

How does Connect Card Work?



The Easy Way to Pay

The Connect Card is the Sacramento region’s new way to pay transit fares for both bus and light rail. The Connect Card is a plastic, reloadable smart card with an embedded computer chip that can store Cash Value, passes and discount fare.


Buy Transit Fare

The Connect Card system utilizes all existing passes, transfers, and transit fares from participating transit agencies.

  • Buy your regular pass (e.g. SacRT Monthly Pass)
  • Buy Cash Value (in place of tickets or needing to carry exact change)

Cash Value is accepted by all participating agencies and can be used to pay for a single ride, a daily pass, and for an additional rider.


Register Your Connect Card

Protect your Connect Card balance in case of loss/theft and receive benefits like Autoload and Online Account Management.

Bus Reader

Tap On the Bus Connect Card Readers

Connect Card readers are installed on all participating buses to collect transit fare when boarding.

Light Rail Reader

Tap On the Light Rail Connect Card Readers

Connect Card readers are installed at all Sacramento Regional Transit light rail stations to collect transit fare before boarding the train.


Autoload Your Transit Fare

Autoload is available for registered Connect Cards with a valid credit/debit card. You choose how much to buy and when to buy it. Passes autoload on your Connect Card before your current pass is set to expire. Cash Value autoloads on your Connect Card in an amount of your choice when your balance gets low.

Get more information here!


Get Your Connect Card Today

Get your Connect Card online (Get a Card), at a Sales Outlet or at a participating transit agency's Customer Service Center.

If you receive transit benefits through your employer, or you are a student at Sacramento State or Los Rios Community College, please note that we are working to transition your organization to the Connect Card at no cost to you - just convenience!

If you are a Discount rider, visit a participating transit agency to get your Connect Card with a Photo ID.