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How to Ride
VIA buses take you to work or play almost anywhere in the San Antonio area. This
page has important facts that make planning your trip simple.
Plan Your Trip -
The best place to start planning your trip on the bus is right here using
VIA's Personal Trip Planner or our Interactive
System Map. Once you know what routes to ride, select the
bus schedules to determine the time you will need to be at your
Learn more about pocket schedules.
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.
Go to the bus stop.
Pay Your Fare -
When you board, insert exact change or a prepaid ticket into the farebox. Present
your bus pass, transfer,
or discount card to the operator.
Sit Back & 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.