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How To Ride

VIA buses take you to work or play almost anywhere in the San Antonio area. A few simple steps is all it takes and you can be on your way.

Plan your trip

The best place to start planning your trip on the bus is right here using VIA's trip planner. Or if you prefer, try planning your trip on Google. Just select to get directions by transit. Once you know what routes to ride, select the bus schedules to determine the time you will need to be at your stop. VIA also has a mobile app available that is great for trip planning. It also provides real-time arrival information by stop.

Go to the bus stop

Look for the bus stop sign with your bus route number. As the bus arrives, match the route number you want with the number and destination displayed on the bus.

Pay your fare

When you board, insert payment or e-fare ticket into the farebox. Present your VIA Reduced Fare ID if you have one to the operator.

Sit back and relax

Once you're on the bus, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride until the bus approaches your stop. About a block before you want to get off the bus, let the operator know by pulling the cord or pressing the black strip along or above the window. If you're not sure, just ask the operator to tell you when the bus reaches your stop. Wait for the bus to make a complete stop before leaving your seat.

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