Where to Buy

You can use CASH with Tapp Pay!

RTA has partnered with Vanilla Direct to provide dozens of store locations where you can conveniently add funds to your account via cash. 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 card or Tapp Pay account in Transit app to add funds. No fees or taxes–100% of your funds will go to your Tapp Pay account. For a complete list of locations nearest you, click here.

Load fare onto your account using Transit and Tapp Pay—now with your cash! Go to one of these locations to add cash to your Transit app account and start saving today! You can also use the payment kiosk at Wright Stop Plaza to turn cash into funds on your Tapp Pay card or Transit app.

Tapp Pay Outlet Locations

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

Payment Kiosks

You can get a Tapp Pay card or load fare onto your Tapp Pay card or app 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. New Tapp Pay cards at the RTA transit center payment kiosks will include a $2 fee beginning August 1.

Eastown Transit Center
1218 Falke Dr. (in Eastown Shopping Center)
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: 253-0461
Routes: 2, 3, 4, 11, 23, 66

Northwest Transit Center
2075 Shiloh Springs Rd.
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: 837-1636
Routes: 2, 8, 9, 14, 24, 34, 40

South Transit Center
2730 Lyons Rd. (behind the Dayton Mall)
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: 432-6788
Routes: 17, 19, 23, 24, 42, 60, 61 and X5

Westown Transit Center
122 Elmhurst Dr. (Westown Shopping Center)
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: 268-1645
Routes: 1, 4, 8, 9, 24, 41

Wright Stop Plaza Transit Center
4 S. Main St. (downtown Dayton)
5:00 am - 11:00 pm
Phone: 425-8334

A minimum $3.00 is required for all transactions but 100% of that is loaded to your account.