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.
On September 15, 2014, the new Metro fares will take effect. All new fares are outlined here. We encourage you get a TAP card to enjoy all the benefits under the new fare system.
|Single Ride (no transfers included)
Pay this amount each time you board a Metro bus or train
Required for transfer to municipal lines; Not valid on Metro Bus and Metro Rail
|Freeway Express Add-Ons
Bus only on freeway routes
|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.
|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.
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