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




APRIL 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023

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, 5 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 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 4 and under: 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 4 and under: Free
Same-Day Reservation: $7.00**

ADA Paratransit $3.50

* 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 local Stop & Shop stores, our main office and online.  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.

Ten Ticket Book: $15.75
Ten punch ticket.  One punch per on-route trip and two punches per off-route or Dial-A-Ride trip. Valid for one year from purchase date.

Day Pass: $3.50

Unlimited trips on any route for one day.  Only available in the Token Transit app.

5 Day Pass: $14.00

Unlimited trips on any route for five days.  Only available in the Token Transit app.

Monthly Pass: $59.00
Unlimited rides on all bus routes for one calendar month. Off-route trips cost an additional $1.75.  Not valid for Dial-A-Ride trips.

Senior/Disabled Monthly Pass: $31.00


Unlimited rides on all bus routes for one calendar month.  Not valid toward off-route or Dial-A-Ride trips.  Must show eligibility for reduced fare program at each boarding.  Sold only online or at 9 Town Transit office.

Ten Ticket Book: $15.75
Book of ten tickets. One ticket per on-route trip and two tickets per off-route or Dial-A-Ride trip. Available only for agencies and schools.  Valid for one year from purchase date.
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 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, Haddam, Killingworth, Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook 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.

*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.

Municipal & School Discount

Member or contract town governments, including their school districts, receive a discount off tickets and passes. The tickets and passes may then be distributed to citizens as the town deems appropriate.

The discount is only available online or at our office, not at any retail locations. Purchases made online must have a town or public school office as the delivery and email address. Purchases made in office must have proof of town affiliation.  Discount is not available to state agencies.



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