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Single-Ride Fares

Single-Ride Fares

Paying Your Fare

On buses, you can pay for a single ride with cash using exact change or a TAP card loaded with cash to pay as you go. On Metro Rail and the Metro Orange Line, single-ride fares must be loaded on a TAP card; purchase your fare before you board at self-service TAP vending machines, then tap your card as you enter the station.

Note: New TAP cards are $1 at TVMs and aboard bus or $2 at Pass sales outlets, and must be sold with a pass. One card per rider. Cards are non-transferable.

 

Regular

Senior/
Disabled/
Medicare*

Single Ride (no transfers included)
Pay this amount each time you board a Metro bus or train

$1.50

$0.55

Metro-to-Muni Transfer
Required for transfer to municipal lines; Not valid on Metro Bus and Metro Rail

$0.35

$0.10

Freeway Express Add-Ons 
Bus only on freeway routes

Zone 1

$0.70

$0.30

Zone 2

$1.40

$0.60

Seniors Age 62+/Disabled
Off-Peak Single Ride

Weekdays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 5 a.m.;
All day on weekends and Federal holidays.

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$0.25

Metro Silver Line
See complete Silver Line fare structure.

$2.45

$1.15 peak

$0.85 off-peak

  • Metro bus operators do not carry change. If using cash, please have exact fare when you board.
  • Two children under age 5 may travel free with each fare-paying adult on bus or rail.
  • Eating, drinking or smoking is not permitted in Metro Rail trains or stations or in Metro buses.

Warning: Failure to pay the proper fare is violation of Section 640 Penal Code and may result in a fine up to $250 and 48 hours community service.

*See Reduced Fare eligibility requirements



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