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Stored Value

Loading Stored Value onto your Compass Card is just like adding cash to your card, so you can pay-as-you-go. It gives you the same rate as FareSavers, but with added flexibility since you don't need to specify a zone or zones in advance.

Stored Value also provides added convenience because you don't need to stop and purchase additional fare when travelling into extra zones. When you tap in and tap out, Compass automatically calculates your fare for the number of zones travelled and deducts the correct amount. It's perfect for single trips and occasional use on bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express.

You can transfer for up to 90 minutes across all modes on a Stored Value fare (up to 120 minutes for West Coast Express fares).

Be sure to tap in and out on SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express, so you're charged the correct fare. Buses are tap in only.

Your fare is calculated from the time you enter a Fare Paid Zone and tap at a card reader, and not from the time the transit vehicle (whether using SeaBus or SkyTrain) departs the station or crosses a zone boundary.

Note: The Canada Line YVR AddFare is applied to Stored Value trips departing Sea Island stations eastbound and continuing to Bridgeport Station and beyond.

 

Buying Stored Value

You need a Compass Card to purchase and load Stored Value. Visit our Where to Buy page for information on where to get a Compass Card, and how to load it with the fare product of your choice.

 

Register your Compass Card!
Take advantage of benefits like balance protection for lost or stolen cards, or AutoLoad to set automatic top ups and pass renewals. Registered users can also check their travel and transaction history.

 

 

Concession Fares

Eligible for HandyCard holders, seniors 65 years and older and youth 14 to 18 years with valid photo identification proving age, and children 5 to 13 years. Children under 5 years ride free when accompanied by an adult (maximum 4 children per adult).

You need a Concession Compass Card in order to load Concession Stored Value. Visit our Where to Buy page for information on where to get a Concession Compass Card, and how to load it with the fare product of your choice. Note: Concession Compass Cards aren't sold at Compass Vending Machines.

 

Compass Stored Value Rates

Type Zone Fare
Adult
1 $2.20
2 $3.25
3 $4.30
Concession
1 $1.80
2 $2.80
3 $3.80

Customers can travel across all zones for the price of a 1-Zone Fare on weekdays after 6:30 p.m. and all day Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Remember to Tap!

Remember to tap in/out on SeaBus, SkyTrain, and West Coast Express. When you tap in, the system reserves a 3-Zone fare. When you tap out, it calculates the correct fare and credits the difference back onto your card. If you're travelling on Stored Value and forget to tap out, Compass will automatically charge the 3-Zone fare (5-Zone fare on West Coast Express). Be sure to tap in/out on rail and SeaBus, so you're charged the correct fare. Buses are tap in only.