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U-Pass for Tucson Transit


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Please read the following information below regarding eligibility, registration, restrictions and prices for U-Pass transit passes before clicking on the Purchase button near the page bottom.

The U-Pass is a discounted transit pass available to University of Arizona students, faculty, and staff. Purchase a semester, annual, or 30-day pass and receive unlimited rides on Opens in new window external link SunLinkstreetcars, Opens in new window external link SunTran busses, Parking and Transportation Services subsidizes 50% of the usual cost of a semester and annual pass!

U-Pass Express pass works for all Sun Link and Sun Tran routes, even express routes. Express routes operate Monday through Friday during peak commuting hours. Express routes make fewer stops, getting you to campus faster.

Purchase the U-Pass at the Parking & Transportation office or online. Then, load your U-Pass credit for unlimited rides onto a U-Pass SunGO card or the Opens in new window external link GoTucson Transit App, mobile ticketing app.

Each time you board the streetcar or bus, you will either
  • Tap your SunGO Card to the fare box or card reader, or
  • Show your live GO Tucson Transit ticket to the driver or fare enforcement officer.
More about the U-Pass SunGO card:
  • The cost of a new U-Pass SunGO card is $2. Existing SunGO cardholders can load their U-Pass credit onto a card they already have.
  • You can purchase the U-Pass SunGO card online or at the Parking & Transportation Services office.
  • If you purchase the U-Pass SunGO card at our office, you will need to wait up to 3 days for the card to become active.
  • If you purchase the U-Pass SunGO card online, you will receive it in the mail in 5 to 10 business days. Once you receive the card, it will be ready to use.
  • Register your card! If you lose your registered U-Pass SunGO card, Parking & Transportation Services can transfer your U-Pass credit to a new card. If you lose an unregistered card, you will have to buy a new SunGO card and pay the full cost for a new U-Pass.
More about the GoTucson Transit App:
  • Use the app to download your pass onto your mobile phone.
  • NEW GoTucson Transit App. Contact Sun Tran customer service at 520-792-9222 for download instructions. Viewing this link requires Adobe Acrobat Viewer. user guide, includes step-by-step instructions on how to download the app, purchase the U-Pass, and view your live ticket.
  • The app is free; however, convenience fees may apply.

Eligibility

Students
  • Must be enrolled at least part-time at the UA.
  • Verification of enrollment is required, this includes a UA CatCard for purchases at Parking & Transportation Services offices or your NetID and password if purchasing online.
  • Payroll deduction is available for benefits-eligible employees, depending on the date of purchase.
Employees
  • Must be a current UA employee, working at least half-time.
  • Verification of employment with the UA is required, this includes a UA CatCard for purchases at Parking &Transportation Services offices or your NetID and password if purchasing online.
  • Payroll deduction is available for benefits-eligible employees, depending on the date of purchase.

U-PASS Price List (The U-Pass is half the price of the full SunTran price due to a PTS-provided subsidy).
Product U-Pass Sun Tran Price
U-Pass SunGO Card* $2.00 x
     
Semester $96.00** $192.00
Semester Express $128.00** $256.00
Annual $225.00** 450.00
Annual Express $285.00** $570.00
     
UMobile Semester $98.00** $197.00
UMobile Semester Express $130.00** $261.00
UMobile Annual $230.00** 460.00
UMobile Annual Express $290.00** $580.00
     
Rolling 30 Day Pass $48.00** $48.00
Rolling 30 day Express Pass $64.00** $64.00
     
* $2.00 U-Pass Card Charge added to New or Replacement Cards
** No refunds, exchanges or pro-ration on Sun Tran transit passes.
UMobile Convenience Fees.
Product PTS Subsidy Customer Charge Total
UMobile Semester $2.00** $3.00 $5.00
UMobile Semester Express $2.00** $3.00 $5.00
       
UMobile Annual $5.00** $5.00 $10.00
UMobile Annual Express $5.00** $5.00 $10.00

Dates

Valid Dates Sales Period
Fall Semester Aug 1 through Dec 31 July 24 through Oct 31
Spring Semester Jan 1 through May 31 Nov 1 through March 31
Annual Aug 1 through July 31 july 24 through Nov 30

For More Information

Sun Tran, Sun Link, and Sun Shuttle brochures containing route schedules, route maps, and fare information are available at Parking and Transportation Services, the Student Recreation Center, and the Student Union information desk.

 

Did you know that your work is located on several of Sun Tran's Express route stops? Express routes can get you to/from your work with faster trip times and fewer stops.

Watch this short video on Sun Tran's Express service.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIesUFi8zSA

Why Commute by Sun Express to Work? What's in it for me?
  • Save up to $5,000 a year on car expenses by riding transit to work
  • Enjoy a safe& relaxing commute on Sun Express
  • Conveniently purchase transit passes, receive a subsidy or be reimbursed for passes at your place of employment
  • Receive a guaranteed ride home in case of an emergency (need to pre-register)
To see if you can commute to work/home with Sun Express call (520) 792-9222. Make the most of your commute with Sun Express!
This service is unavailable nightly between 10:30pm and 1:30am.