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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

Ratings and reviews

929 reviews
July 9, 2023
I appreciate this app constantly striving to make improvements. It does surprisingly well as a replacement to using physical bus passes. However, the latest integration with the Google Pay method on the purchase screen is buggy. It just charged me $36 for trying to purchase a bundle of 6 rides because the confirmation screen didn't show up and I pressed the purchase button 2 more times to get it to work. Can you please fix this?
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Chrishan Silva
April 6, 2023
Used to crash often if you try to load it while running in background in the app list. My experience does not include college passes or senior passes. Edit 5/22: It received many updates over time and running smoothly. Edit 4/23: There appears to be a bug at least in Pixel 6 that does not display active 1d (promotion) passes until multiple refreshes.
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March 28, 2023
This app regularly crashes on me when loading my pass through college. Additionally it can take a minute or 2 to load. This is unacceptable for an app designed to board a moving bus. Operators (rightly so) can sometimes be frustrated and it makes using public transit even harder than it already is. Fix the loading times, fix the app crashes. I wish I had a better review to give!
2 people found this review helpful
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