Skip to Content

Students (K-8 and 9-12)

Student (K-8 and 9-12) TAP Card

Student (K-8 and 9-12) 30-Day Pass - $24
Student (K-8 and 9-12) Single One-Way Fare - $1

To obtain a K-12 Student TAP Card, submit a completed application, with required documentation.


Get an application online:

English | Español | Հայերէն | Cambodian | 中文
日本語 | 한국어 | русский | ภาษาไทย | Tiếng Việt

Once you receive your new TAP card in the mail, you have three fare payment options:

  • If you ride every day, load your card with a Student 30-Day Pass ($24) at selected schools or any Metro Pass Sales locations. You’ll get unlimited rides for 30 consecutive days.
  • If you ride occasionally, load your card with some cash; each time you board and tap, it will deduct a reduced one-way fare of $1 (bus or rail) from your card balance.
  • If you prefer, just tap your unloaded card on the farebox when you board (bus only) and pay the reduced one-way cash fare of $1.

Students in grades 9-12 are required to have a valid photo ID or school ID to purchase fare or ride with a Student TAP card. Complete instructions and requirements are included on each application.

For additional information about reduced fare programs, call the Metro Reduced Fare office at 213.680.0054.

For questions call:

Metro Reduced Fare Office
Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Close Search Window

Search, The Source, and El Pasajero