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Seniors 62+

Metro offers an affordable, convenient means of travel throughout LA County. Apply for a Reduced Fare TAP card and save up to 80% off regular Metro fares.

Senior 62+ Fare and Passes

1-Way 75¢/35¢*
1-Day Pass $2.50
30-Day Pass $20
LIFE 30-Day Pass (low-income) $12

*Off-Peak rates apply weekdays 9am - 3pm & 7pm - 5am; weekends & Federal holidays.

Fare payment with TAP includes 2 hrs of unlimited transfers to Metro rail and bus in one direction (no roundtrips) . Add’l 60¢ charge for the Silver Line bus and the Express Bus Lines 442 , 460 , 487 , 489 , 501 , 550 , and 577 . Add’l 35¢ charge for a transfer to non-Metro buses within 2.5 hrs.

Add'l Seniors 62+ 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.
  • 1-Day Pass : Valid for 1 day on first tap. Expires at 3am on the following day after first use. Includes: All Metro services.
  • 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 get a Reduced Fare TAP card

Apply in person for a Reduced Fare TAP card

Apply online for a Reduced Fare TAP card

Seniors can purchase a one-way ride at a discount at our TAP vending machines

  • No need to fill out an application. Get your one-way Senior +62 single ride on a regular TAP card and get moving.
    Step-by-step TAP machine instructions
  • You can only purchase a one-way ride at a senior fare price. Proof of eligibility is required when boarding a bus. Fare inspectors randomly check fares on rail. Be prepared to show your government-issued photo ID or your Medicare card and government-issued photo ID. To avoid having to show ID, you can apply online or in-person to get a Senior 62+ Reduced Fare card.

How to Pay

Buy a TAP card

TAP is the quick and convenient way to pay your Metro fare. The TAP card costs $2 plus fare and includes transfers to Metro rail and bus. Use it to pay for Metro bus, rail, and 24 other transit providers throughout LA County.

Pay with Cash or Tokens

Cash payment (exact change) and tokens, are only accepted on buses that do not have All-Door Boarding . Transfers are not included. Tokens will be phased out by November 2019. To ride Metro Rail, you must pay with a TAP card.


Additional ways for Seniors 62+ to save when riding Metro

EZ Pass

If you frequently ride Metro in combination with other transit systems, EZ Pass could provide additional savings.
EZ Month Pass (zone 0) = $42 + $9.50 per add'l zone

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.


On the Move Riders Club for Seniors

On The Move Riders Clubs located throughout LA County provide peer-to-peer training and outings for older adults to make mass transit a familiar and enjoyable means of independent travel.

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