Definition of half fare in English:

half fare


  • A charge of half the usual fare for a journey on public transport, available to certain groups such as children and older people.

    ‘all children under 18 travel at half fare’
    • ‘Blind people travel free, and young people and students pay half fare.’
    • ‘Some crew have an ingenuous way of determining whether a child should be charged full or half fare.’
    • ‘Under the present system, they have to pay half fare.’
    • ‘These are printed and permit seniors to ride at half fare.’
    • ‘They recently introduced a special half fare for those who accompany their spouses on business trips.’
    • ‘He wants the scheme to be extended nationally in place of children paying half fares.’
    • ‘Currently the council gives money to reimburse bus companies for charging half fares.’
    • ‘District councillors stopped issuing the tokens last year when it switched to concessionary bus passes, entitling holders to half fares.’
    • ‘There was a station attendant on duty and ready to help us, so both boys got their half fares.’
    • ‘Maybe you can go for half fare.’