How to Load a TAP Card

There are four convenient ways to load a pass or stored value onto your TAP card:

  1. Go to a Metro Customer Center or any where TAP is sold.
  2. Use a TAP vending machine at a Metro Rail or Metro Orange Line station; see step-by-step instructions below.
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  3. Buy online at or by phone at 1.866.TAPTOGO. Passes loaded this way must be purchased at least 48 hours (two days) in advance of use. When buying online or by phone, you can also take advantage of TAP’s Autoload feature, which automatically loads your 30-Day pass or stored value.
  4. Load your card when boarding a Metro bus (Day Pass only). Please see step-by-step instructions below. Day Passes loaded onboard will be valid immediately.

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