A new Sacramento Regional Transit bus service connects downtown Sacramento to Sacramento International Airport, giving travelers an economical alternative to parking their cars or taking more expensive transit options.

Standard fares are $2.50, with discounted tickets for eligible riders coming in at $1.25, and rides for students from kindergarten through 12th grade are free. Buses will run every 20-30 minutes, according to Sacramento Regional Transit, and drop off at the airport from approximately 3:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Click here to see the schedule for the new route -- Route 142 -- as well as a map of the stops.

The direct service stops at both airport terminals as well as several spots in downtown Sacramento on J Street, around the State Capitol, Golden 1 Center arena and several downtown Sacramento hotels.

Riders can pay for fares with exact change on the buses themselves or through the ZipPass mobile app, as well as other methods. To read more about payment options, visit SacRT.com.

Yolobus will continue to operate its longstanding service to the airport as well.