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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
Jul 19, 2023

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
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.21K reviews
June 7, 2024
Review June 2024 (from 2 stars to 4 stars): College Pass works well now, before pass activation would vary between 20 to 200 seconds, with random crashes. Now it's consistently around 20 seconds, without crashes! Good job OCTA! FWIW, I'm running a recent and updated version of Android. Not sure what a 5th star would take, but I don't really expect one either. Just make sure this app works well for everyone! We don't need many fancy features for an OC Bus ticketing app, but maybe TAP cards? Thx!
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Patrick DeAngelis
February 8, 2024
Fits my occasional need for public transportation. I was part of the otca zoom meeting and got 10 free all day passes so that's awesome and they don't expire. Anyways I got off topic. The app is pretty simple to use, it uses Google maps to identify your location helping with the bus route so that's always a plus. Can you up to date times stuff like that one buses arrive and how often they frequently just like Google maps under the bus logo.
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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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