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Metro Fares Change on July 1, 2010

A revised Metro fare structure takes effect on July 1, 2010.

Please note that Student, Senior and LACTOA/Disabled fares will remain unchanged as a result of Measure R. Fares on the Metro Silver Line are also unaffected.



Base Fare
Required for each boarding



Metro Day Pass
Good for local travel until 3am the following day. May be purchased aboard buses ( TAP Card required ) or at Metro ticket vending machines. Zone charges may apply on some lines.



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



Freeway Express Add-Ons
Bus only on freeway routes

Zone 1



Zone 2



Seniors Age 62+/Disabled Off-Peak Base Fare
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.


$1.15 peak

$0.85 off-peak

*See Reduced Fare eligibility requirements

Weekly Pass


Monthly Pass


Day Pass $6 May be purchased in quantities of up to 8 at a time

Freeway Express Stamp

Bus only; maximum two zones


per zone

EZ transit pass

Good for travel on Metro bus, Metro Rail and many additional carriers


EZ Premium Stamp

May only be affixed to EZ transit pass


per zone

Money-Saving Tips

Buying a pass is often less expensive than paying the $1.50 base fare. The chart below can help you find the best pass value for your needs.

If you buy a:

You save:

Day Pass ($6)

after 4 boardings per day

Weekly Pass ($20)

after 13 boardings per week

Monthly Pass ($75)

after 50 boardings per month

Note: New TAP cards are $2 and must be sold with a pass loaded.