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Tap, Scan, Ride!

IMPORTANT NOTE: This feature is not available for boarding at Port Authority Bus Terminal. Customers may scan tickets when boarding at other locations.  

NJ TRANSIT offers many convenient and efficient ways to pay your bus fare on board our buses, including contactless payment and ticket scanning.  These methods enable:

  • Faster Boarding: With contactless payment or ticket scanning, boarding is faster and more efficient, getting you to your destination on time.
  • Convenience: Whether you prefer mobile tickets and passes, printed ones, or just paying with a contactless card, our system accommodates all of them, making your journey easier.
  • Better Service: By accurately tracking passenger counts and trip data, we can optimize our services, providing a more reliable and comfortable travel experience.

Tap – Contactless Payment

Tap & Ride is the future of bus fare payment! Our innovative contactless payment system allows you to simply tap your contactless card or mobile wallet, such as Apple Pay or Google Pay, to securely pay your adult one-way fare and hop on board hassle-free. No more fumbling for exact change or waiting in line to buy tickets. With Tap & Ride, your trip begins with just a quick tap! Click here to learn more about how Tap & Ride works.

Scan – Mobile & Paper Tickets

Scanning your mobile and paper tickets is just as easy! Simply present your ticket face up, just below the screen, at the on-board validator near the entrance of your bus. Our system swiftly reads and verifies your ticket in seconds, allowing for a fast, smooth boarding process. Valid tickets or passes will display a green indicator with “Have A Nice Trip’’ on the display.

How to scan tickets or passes as you board the bus:

As you board the bus, a validator near the operator will display an image depicting the barcode scanning.

Present your ticket or pass face up, just below the screen, to scan the barcode.  Valid tickets or passes will display a green indicator with “Have A Nice Trip’’ featured.


Ride - Get On Board Today!

Whether you tap or scan, you’ll be on your way to your destination quickly with NJ TRANSIT! Thank you for choosing us, and sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!