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Fares

How much does it cost?

1-Way $1.75
1-Day Pass $7
7-Day Pass $25
30-Day Pass $100
LIFE 30-Day Pass (low-income) $76

• Fare payment with TAP includes 2 hrs of unlimited transfers to Metro rail and bus in one direction (no roundtrips).
• Add’l 75¢ charge for the Silver Line and the Express Bus Lines 442 , 460 , 487 , 489 , 501 , 550 , and 577
• Add’l 50¢ charge for a transfer to non-Metro buses within 2.5 hrs.

Metro Month Pass + zone 1
includes Silver and Express Bus Lines
$122

Regular Fare details
  • If using cash, please have exact fare when you board the bus. Metro bus operators do not carry change.
  • 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 stations, buses or trains.
  • Warning: Failure to pay the proper fare is a violation of Section 640 Penal Code and may result in a fine up to $250 and 48 hours community service.
Metro Pass details

All Metro Passes are good for unlimited rides on Metro bus and rail.

  • 1-Day Pass : Valid for 1 day on first tap. Expires at 3am on the following day after first use. Includes: All Metro services.
  • 7-Day Pass : Valid for 7 consecutive days from the first tap. Expires at 3am on the day following expiration. Add'l charges apply to ride: Metro Silver Line, Metro Express Buses.
  • 30-Day Pass : Valid for 30 consecutive days from the first tap. Expires at 3am on the day following expiration. Add'l charges apply to ride: Metro Silver Line, Metro Express Buses.
  • 30-Day + Zone 1 Pass : Ride Metro for 30 consecutive days from the first tap. Includes: All Metro Services

How to Pay

TAP is a reloadable fare card that offers the most convenient and flexible way to pay your fare on Metro bus and rail.  It is also valid for travel with 25 transit agencies across LA County. Load, Tap and Go!

How to buy a TAP card

The TAP card costs $2 plus fare and includes transfers to Metro rail and bus. For additional TAP questions please visit taptogo.net or call 866.TAPTOGO (866.827.8646)

      • Balance protection should you lose your card
      • Ability to transfer a remaining balance from one TAP card to another
      • Consolidation of remaining balances from several TAP cards to one

Where to buy/reload a TAP card

Pay with Cash

Exact change is accepted on buses that do not have All-Door Boarding . Transfers are not included.

To ride Metro Rail, you must pay with a TAP card.

ALERT: Metro tokens are no longer accepted as payment. Read more about token elimination--> .

How to TAP


Reduced Fares

More than half of Metro riders qualify for some type of discounted fare. You must qualify and apply for the programs before receiving the discount.

Seniors 62+ discounts

Seniors 62+

Apply for a Reduced Fare TAP card and save up to 80% off regular Metro fares.

People with Disabilities discounts

People with Disabilities

Apply for a Reduced Fare TAP card and save up to 80% off regular Metro fares.

College/Vocational discounts

College/Vocational

Apply for the College/Vocational TAP card to qualify for Reduced Fare. Or check to see if your school is part of the U-Pass program.

Student discounts

Student K-12

Reduced Fare rates for students only apply if you qualify and receive a Reduced Fare TAP card. Sign up today.


Additional ways to save

EZ Pass

If you frequently ride Metro in combination with other transit systems, EZ Pass could provide additional savings.

Low Income (LIFE)

Metro’s Rider Relief Program is now the LIFE (Low-Income Fare is Easy) program. Qualifying riders can save even more on fares on Metro and participating transit systems with LIFE benefits.

Employer Annual Pass

Metro offers Employer Annual Pass programs that are a low-cost, high-value benefit and help to reduce stress, improve health and save money.