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Where to get your TAP card

Before you can load a pass on TAP, you need to have the appropriate TAP card. A reusable TAP card for regular fare riders can be obtained four ways:

  1. At Metro Customer Centers and at over 400 vendor locations around town including Ace Cash Express, Continental Currency Services, Inc., and selected Ralphs California check cashing stores. To find a location near you, please check .
  2. Online at . Your card will be mailed to you.
  3. From TAP vending machines at all Metro Rail and Metro Orange Line stations.
  4. Onboard Metro buses, Day Passes available for purchase with new TAP card for $8.

If you are a Senior, Person with disabilities, Medicare, College/Vocational or K-12 Student rider, you may qualify for a reduced fare, but you’ll need a special TAP card. For details and applications, please go to

Note: TAP cards are sold together with fare products only; blank cards are not available.

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