​Fares and Service Area

AnchorRIDES Fare Non-Payment Policy

The Municipality Of Anchorage will have a new policy regarding fare non-payment ef​fective Monday, May 21, 2018.

Payment of fare is required upon boarding an AnchorRIDES vehicle. AnchorRIDES users can elect to pay the one-way fare with cash (exact fare), or present a pre-paid ticket upon boarding the vehicle. Drivers are unable to provide change. Round trip fares are not accepted. Tickets can be purchased through AnchorRIDES Customer Service and Ticket Sales, located at 3625 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.


Various programs provide services using AnchorRIDES vehicles, and each program may have different fares and other requirements.



Core Area
(ADA and Senior non-priority trips, funded by the Municipality of Anchorage) 
Premium Area
(ADA and Senior trips. Areas beyond 3/4 mile of a People Mover Route) 
Senior Transportation/Grant Program
(Medical, health care and pharmacy locations only) 
PCA (Personal Care Attendant)
(Requires pre-approval) 
First Guest Same as rider 
Additional Guests $15.00 


Eagle River/Chugiak Service

Click here for rates.

Methods of Payment

All fare and donation payments can be made using the following methods:

  1. Cash Payments - Fares and donations can be deposited in the farebox on the vehicle. Drivers are to avoid handling passenger fares, so please drop the fare in the farebox yourself or observe the driver put the fare into the farebox.
  2. Ticket Booklets - A booklet of 10 ticket coupons may be purchased two ways:

             1. Call 907.343.6543 using a credit or bank card, or
             2. In person, at the AnchorRides office.

The physical and mailing address is:
        3625 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
        Anchorage, AK 99507

Click here for a map to AnchorRIDES on the Public Transportation Department campus.​

AnchorRIDES Service Areas

Core Service Areas

AnchorRIDES base service area covers distances up to 3/4 mile from People Mover fixed routes as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for comparable paratransit service. AnchorRIDES uses software that provides geographic coordinates to determine if trip addresses are within 3/4 mile of People Mover bus routes. As People Mover route locations expand or contract, so does the AnchorRIDES core area.

Premium Service Areas

Premium service areas are locations beyond 3/4 mile of People Mover fixed routes but within the overall service area boundary. Our mapping software determines if the trip address is more or less than 3/4 mile from a People Mover bus route and in an approved premium area. Premium service is approved by the MOA, but not required under the Americans with Disabilities Act for paratransit services. AnchorRIDES has three (3) premium areas within the Anchorage bowl area; generally described as:

  1. Anchorage Hillside
  2. Klatt/Bayshore​
  3. Sand Lake

Click the map above to view the full size Service Area Map.