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How to Buy a Pass

All Metro passes and stored value are sold on TAP, a durable plastic card you can use again and again.

TAP cards can be purchased and reloaded four ways:

  • From any Metro Customer Center or from one of 400 sales locations throughout LA. Also, view a map of sales outlets .
  • Online at . New cards take approximately one month to arrive in the mail.
  • On-board buses (Day Passes only).
  • From TAP vending machines (TVMs) at Metro Rail stations. Follow the steps below to purchase or load a TAP card from a TVM.

TAP card purchase and reload.

Tip: Load your TAP card with a $3.50 round-trip fare in advance of the game to avoid waiting in line for your return trip.

And if you’re attending more than one game, save time by loading fare for future use onto your card, too.

Note that there is a one-time $1 fee for new TAP cards.