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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. For a map of sales outlets, click here .
  • 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.
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.

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