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Seniors 62+

How much does it cost for Seniors?

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 and the Express Bus Lines 442 , 460 , 487 , 489 , 501 , 550 , and 577
• Add’l charge for a transfer to non-Metro buses within 2.5 hrs varies by agency.

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

  • 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

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 get a Reduced Fare TAP card for Seniors

Apply in person for a Reduced Fare TAP card

Apply online for a Reduced Fare TAP card

  • Gather all the requirements and apply online.  Seniors 62+ TAP cards will be mailed to eligible applicants within 20 business days after verification has been completed.
  • Online Application for Seniors 62+

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.
    For 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

How to buy a TAP card

A TAP card costs $2 plus fare and includes transfers to Metro rail and bus. For additional TAP questions please visit or call 866.827.8646

      • Balance protection : If your card is lost or stolen you can recover the balance and transfer it to a new 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

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.