Purchasing Tickets

You can purchase your tickets at the ticket office on the west end of Valparaiso Village Station, starting 30 minutes prior to departure. Tickets for return trips from Chicago to Valparaiso should be purchased in advance at the Valpo ticket office or you may purchase a one-way fare using exact change onboard the buses. No receipts can be given for fares purchased on board the buses. Seats are on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are worried about getting a seat, arrive early to ensure your spot.

Acceptable Payments

The ChicaGoDASH accepts WageWorks, RTA Transit Benefit Prepaid MasterCard, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, personal checks, cash, and most commuter benefits debit cards. Should you have any questions, contact the Transportation Department at 219.462.1161.

ChicaGO Dash Tickets

Ticket Type Fare
One-Way $8.00
Round Trip $16.00
10-Ride Pass $70.00
Monthly (Calendar Month) Pass $230.00

Chicago to Valparaiso:

 you may purchase your fare from the bus driver with exact change when you board the bus. You are required to pay the driver the correct fare of $8.00 when boarding the bus. The bus driver does not carry change. Alternatively, you may purchase your ticket ahead of time at the Valpo Village Station Ticket Office.

Valparaiso to Chicago: 

you may purchase your ticket at the Dash Office before you board the bus or pay the bus driver using exact change when you board. Visa and MasterCard are accepted when purchasing tickets at the ticket office. The ticket office is open M-F 5:30 AM-7:15 AM. 

Lost or Stolen Tickets

The City of Valparaiso and ChicaGoDASH are not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Your ticket has value, so please keep your ticket in a safe place and keep track of it as if it were cash. Tickets cannot be replaced if they are lost or stolen. NO EXCEPTIONS.