Student TAP Card (K-8 and 9-12)
30-Day Pass - $24
Single One-Way Fare - $1
Now students can obtain a special TAP card and use it to ride at special reduced rates.
To apply for a Metro Student TAP Card (K-8 or 9-12), download an application: English| Spanish. Submit it along with all required documentation at one of Metro’s four Customer Centers. There is no charge for the card. Students in grades 9-12 are required to have a valid photo ID or school ID to purchase fare or ride with a Student TAP card.
Once you receive your new Student TAP card in the mail, you have three fare payment options:
- If you ride every day, load your card with a Student 30-Day Pass ($24) at selected schools or any Metro Pass Sales locations. You’ll get unlimited rides for 30 consecutive days.
- If you ride occasionally, load your card with some cash; each time you board and tap, it will deduct a reduced one-way fare of $1 (bus or rail) from your card balance.
- If you prefer, just tap your unloaded card on the farebox when you board (bus only) and pay the reduced one-way cash fare of $1.
For more information about reduced fare programs, call the Metro Reduced Fare Office at 213.680.0054.