Fares and Information

Sussex County Office of Transit provides over 126,000 rides a year to County residents through public transportation and paratransit services.

General Information

  1. Fares are $1.00 per one-way trip. Skylands New Freedom is $2.00 per one-way trip. Customers must have exact fare. Monthly discount cards are available from the Skylands Ride Office. Senior citizens and people with disabilities may participate in the New Jersey Reduced Fare Program.
  2. Customers will be picked up and discharged at all established stops. Operators will stop at other locations along the route on a hand signal from the customer only if the operator can pull off the road safely.
  3. State law prohibits smoking on the bus. Drinking, eating and playing a radio without an earplug are also prohibited. Excessive noise or abusive language will result in immediate expulsion from the bus.

Route Deviation

  1. Route deviation service is available to the general public up to 3/4 of a mile on either side of the established route where accessible.
  2. Customers must call the Transit Office one day in advance at (973) 579-0480. However, same-day requests will be honored as operating circumstances demand.
  3. No more than one deviation will be honored for any trip on the route.

The fare for a Route Deviation is an additional $1.00 per one-way trip. Senior citizens and people with disabilities are exempt from paying the route deviation.

Public Transportation

Transportation is available to the general public through a loop route through Sussex County. All vehicles are accessible.

Days: Monday-Friday
Times: 5:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Fare: $1.00 one way - exact change


Senior citizens, Veterans, People with Disabilities & Members of the General Public going to work, school or training. All vehicles are accessible.

Days: Monday-Friday
Times: 5:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Fare: None - donations only

Within Sussex County for Local errands: nutrition, medical appointments, shopping, hairdresser appointments, banking, community services, education/training, and employment.

Out of Sussex County for Non-emergency medical appointments only: dialysis, therapy, radiation treatment, mental health, specialized hospitals, and Veterans facilities.

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Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act requires that "No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Skylands Rides operates programs without regard to Race, Creed, Color, National Origin, Ancestry, Nationality, Ethnicity, Marital or Domestic Partnership or Civil Union Status, Sex, Gender Identity or Expression, Affectional or Sexual Orientation, or Disability. To file a complaint, or for more information on Sussex County Skylands Ride's obligations under Title VI write to: Sussex County Skylands Ride, One Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860. Transportation services provided by this agency are in whole or part funded through federal funds received through NJ TRANSIT and as an individual you also have the right to file your complaint under Title VI to NJ TRANSIT by writing to: New Jersey Transit Customer Service – Title VI Division, One Penn Plaza East, Newark, NJ 07105 or visit http://www.njtransit.com/tm/tm_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TitleVITo. A complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.