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About this app

Welcome to the new release of the OC Bus App, a complete replacement of the previous mobile ticketing app by the Orange County Transportation Authority. The new OC Bus App gives you everything need to plan, pay, and ride using your smartphone. Purchase a single ride, a day pass or a 30-Day pass then activate your pass when you’re ready to ride. The new OC Bus App makes travel by bus in Orange County easier with more user-friendly features and navigation including color coded passes for each rider type, a larger QR code for easier scanning and in app notifications for bus changes. Simply download this free app, register your credit or debit card in our secure system and you’re ready to ride. For a smooth transition use the same email address used for the last OC Bus App version.

Full versions of the mobile app are now available in Spanish and Vietnamese!

1. Eliminates paper passes.
2. No need for cash or exact change.
3. Store multiple passes for future use.
4. Add fare instantly using a credit or debit card.
5. Large QR code for quicker boarding.
6. Color-coded passes by rider type.
7. Activate a single fare or multiple fares for a group of riders.
8. Streamlined purchasing through the app or on the OCTA website.
Updated on
Nov 4, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info and Financial info
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
621 reviews
Chris J
July 6, 2022
Horrible, the previous version was WAY better. It requires your phone to have data in order to load passes, even though it says they're stored locally. Even after activating a pass, won't load unless you're online. So many times the code scanned as a red X and an invalid message. Freezes my phone all the time with messages that the app is not responding. It's also a resource hog, drains my battery. I had to get rid of this thing and go back to carrying cash.
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Kassandra Hammond
July 31, 2022
It's alright for my use at the moment. May I suggest that you have the ability to swipe to select different passes that I purchase like it did in the old bus app from moovel? Now it's more clunky to swap tickets and sometimes scans the same one then it tells me it's been swiped already when I'm using it for more than one passenger, takes longer to load. Edit: It crashes when I try to display a 1-day pass, so I cannot get the QR code scanned.
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Silver Dragon
July 15, 2022
Pay close attention to the OS version and check what you have. If your OS is out of date you WILL have the problems in the negative reviews. I have an older phone and the app is always crashing. It takes forever to load. It just isnt worth the hassle for me. I have to close the app, turn on data [not optional even if tickets are stored locally] reopen it and load up my ticket 5 minutes before boarding, which isnt the easiest thing to anticipate. Do this too soon and it will crash before you scan
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