Where to Add Funds

Use cash, credit or debit card to add funds to your Tapp Pay smartphone or smartcard account.

Option #1 – Payment Kiosks

You can get a Tapp Pay smartcard or add funds onto your Tapp Pay smartcard or smartphone using payment kiosks. Payment kiosks are located at every RTA transit center. All RTA payment kiosks accept debit or credit card. At the Wright Stop Plaza Transit Center, the payment kiosks also accept cash.

Don’t forget to KEEP YOUR CARD to ensure you always get the best value! A $2.00 fee applies when obtaining a new smartcard. A minimum $3.00 is required for all transactions but 100% of that is loaded to your account.

Option #2 – Online with the Tapp Pay Hub

If you are using a smartcard, we encourage you to create a personalized account. All you need is a valid email address and create a password, then you’re good to go. For creating a smartcard account, visit the Tapp Pay Hub. Benefits of creating a personalized account include:

  • Add funds to your account with a debit or credit card.
  • Ability to shut down account if card is lost or stolen.
  • Receive benefits, incentives and promotions.
  • Add and manage multiple Tapp Pay accounts (max 4 additional accounts)

Tapp Pay Hub

Option #3 – Retail Outlets

RTA has partnered with Vanilla Direct to provide retail outlets where you can conveniently add funds to your account via cash. Over 100 locations are located within close proximity to bus routes.

Simply head to the register, tell them you want to make a Vanilla Direct payment, provide in cash the value you want to add (min $1, max $200) and they will scan the barcode on your Tapp Pay smartcard or Tapp Pay account in Transit app to add funds. Some outlets also accept debit and credit cards.

Search for Retail Outlets Here

No fees or taxes – 100% of your funds will go to your Tapp Pay account. In addition, there are also several locations in Dayton where you can add funds thanks to RTA’s partnership with T-Cetra:

These locations accept cash only.

Eastside Wireless 1132 Wayne Ave
Dayton, OH 45410
Fix or Cell 1243 Wayne Ave
Dayton, OH 45410
AM PM Market Inc 2317 Salem Ave
Dayton, OH 45406
Boost Mobile 2523 S Smithville Rd
Dayton, OH 45420
It's On Wireless 2801 Philadelphia Dr
Dayton, OH 45405
Best Wireless 2808 Salem Ave
Dayton, OH 45406
Boost Mobile 2919 Linden Ave
Dayton, OH 45410
Best in the West Wireless 3010 W 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45417
Thunderkat Connections 4550 Salem Ave, Ste A
Dayton, OH 45416
Venus: Computers Wireless 4787 Salem Ave
Dayton, OH 45416