Estuary Transit District

Estuary Transit District
Public Transit for CT's Valley-Shore Region

91 N Main St
Middletown, CT 06457

Operator of 9 Town Transit and Middletown Area Transit




Mobile Tickets and Passes

Save a trip to the store!  Purchase your tickets or passes online and get them on your smartphone immediately, and always get the best value for your bus trip.  Choose from a day pass, ten ride ticket or monthly pass.  Passes do not begin until you activate them, so buy them now and use them later.  Or, buy a one ride at a time.  When you reach the next best value, get upgraded automatically!  For example, if you buy two one ride tickets in one day, you’ll be upgraded to a day pass at no extra charge!

Click here to purchase online for yourself or email a pass to someone else, all you need is the recipient’s phone number.  Or, click here to download the app and purchase on your smartphone.


Fares can be paid on the bus or in advance through tickets or passes. The Bus Operator cannot make change on the bus. Money saving tickets and passes may be purchased at the Middletown bus terminal.  Some tickets and passes are also available at the Stop & Shop stores in Old Saybrook, Clinton, or Madison and at Adam’s Market in Deep River. They may also be purchased online using one of the buttons above.

Bus Routes
Regular: $1.75
Senior/Disabled: $.85
Transfer: Free
Children under 5: Free
Off-Route and Dial-A-Ride
Regular: $3.50
Pre-registered Resident Senior*: $1.75 donation
Transfer: $1.75
Personal Care Attendant: Free
Children under 5: Free
Same-Day Reservation: $7.00**

ADA Paratransit: $3.50

XtraMile: $1.75

* See Senior Fare Program below for details
**Same day off-routes or Dial-A-Ride trips are available at the discretion of 9TT and dependent upon availability.

Pre-Paid Fares

Money saving pre-paid fares are available at the Middletown bus terminal, our Shoreline office located at 17 Industrial Park Rd, Suite 6 in Centerbrook  and online.  Tickets and passes with * are also available at the Clinton, Madison and Old Saybrook Stop & Shop stores.  When buying on line, you can click to purchase a mobile ticket to display on your smartphone or a paper ticket to be mailed to you.  Tickets and passes are valid on both 9 Town Transit and Middletown Area Transit.

Ten Ride Ticket: $15.75*
Valid for ten one way fixed-route trips.

Day Pass: $3.50

Unlimited trips on any fixed-route for one day.  Only available at the Middletown bus terminal and in the Token Transit app.

Monthly Pass: $52.50*
Unlimited rides on all fixed-routes for one calendar month.

Monthly Pass: $25.50
Unlimited rides on all fixed-routes for one calendar month for seniors and people with disabilities.  Must present Medicare card or CT Reduced Fare ID with each use.

ADA Paratransit/Dial-A-Ride Ten Ride Ticket: $35.00
Valid for ten one way trips on ADA Paratransit, Dial-A-Ride or off-route. 
U-Pass: Participating State and Community College Students

Free unlimited rides on all 9 Town Transit, Middletown Area Transit and CT Transit local bus routes. Must show college I.D.  with U-Pass at each boarding.  Passes are good for one semester, but are only available on campus.  Area participating campuses include Middlesex Community College, Three Rivers Community College and Gateway Community College.  Not valid toward off-route, ADA Paratransit or Dial-A-Ride trips.  See more details here.

Senior Fare Program

The senior fare program allows residents of Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Essex, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook Poprtland and Westbrook age 60 or over to travel on a donation only basis on our Dial-A-Ride program.  Pre-registration is require, which can be done by phone.  The senior fare program is not available on ADA Paratransit.

*Senior transportation made possible by a grant from the Senior Resources Agency on Aging with Title III funds made available under the Older Americans Act. Same day fare is not eligible for the senior fare program and must be paid in cash or ride tickets.

Senior/Disabled Reduced Fare Program

ETD offers a reduced fare for people with disabilities and seniors age 65 or older. To qualify, simply show a Medicare card to the driver or apply for the statewide reduced fare card at


Transfers are issued upon request when boarding the bus and paying the fare. A transfer is good on the next connecting bus and cannot be used for a round-trip. A transfer may only be used once. Transfers will not be issued to customers paying with a transfer.

Connecting Services

Transfers are accepted from all connecting transit services.  Period passes, such as monthly passes, seven day, day passes, etc. are also accepted from CT Transit. Shoreline East Monthly Plus Bus passes are also accepted on all bus routes.



Copyright © 2022 Estuary Transit District.