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Youth Ride Free Passes


Summer Free Rides

Discover new destinations and hidden gems in Orange County while saving money!

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Summer Free Rides

Discover new destinations and hidden gems in Orange County while saving money!

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What is a Youth Ride Free Pass?

It's your pass to free rides to school, work or fun on buses that travel all over OC.

Get one at your school and make sure your parents or guardian signs the Parental Request Form.

Let's face it, cars can be an expensive hassle. Ride the bus for free.

How to get a pass

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Discover fun places to go with OC Bus.

Your pass is good all the time, which means weekend trips to the beach, the movies or the mall are free, along with daily trips to school, work and other appointments.

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What Do Youths Say about OC Bus?

Since the program began in 2021, more than 30,000 youths have enrolled through 600 K-12 schools. Here’s what other youths have to say.
"I like the OCTA Youth Ride Free pass because it is a convenient, safe, and economic way to get to school or wherever else I want to go."
Adam Z., 12th Grade
"OC Buses are among the cleanest public transportation I've been on. They're incredibly accessible and the Youth Ride Free Pass allows me to explore OC with my friends for free!"
Lana N., 12th Grade
Transit mobile app

Transit App

1. Get real-time departure times for nearby routes, plan your trip, and view service alerts.

2. Download the FREE Transit App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store

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Learn to Ride OC Bus

Free Group Training Online

Our new Transit Training workshops are the perfect solution for those who want to develop confident bus-riding skills online before heading out to explore Orange County. In addition to English, workshops are available upon request in Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and Mandarin. Designed for groups of 10 to 20 people, registrants can participate from the comfort and safety of their homes.

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Request a Pass Today

Youth Ride Free passes for the 2023-24 school year are now available from your Orange County school. If your school is not participating, you may request a pass here. Get a pass today, save and get rolling!

Grant Funds Offer Many Benefits

The program is grant-funded by the California Department of Transportation and the California Air Resources Board through California Climate Investments which help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the economy, and improve public health and the environment.

California Climate Investments