Fares

TAP is a reloadable fare card that offers the most convenient and flexible way to pay your fare on Metro bus and rail. 

How much does it cost?

TypeFare
1-Way
$1.75
1-Day Pass
$7
7-Day Pass
$25
LIFE 7-Day Pass (low-income)
$19
30-Day Pass
$100
LIFE 30-Day Pass (low-income)
$76
  • Fare payment with TAP includes 2 hrs of unlimited transfers to Metro rail and bus in one direction (no roundtrips).
  • Add’l 75¢ charge for the Silver Line and the Express Bus Lines 442, 460, 487, 489 , 501, 550, and 577
  • Add’l 50¢ charge for a transfer to non-Metro buses within 2.5 hrs.
TypeFare
Metro Month Pass + zone 1 includes Silver and Express Bus Lines$122
  • 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.

All Metro Passes are good for unlimited rides on Metro bus and rail.

  • 1-Day Pass: Valid for 1 day on first tap. Expires at 3am on the following day after first use. Includes: All Metro services.
  • 7-Day Pass: Valid for 7 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 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 Pay

Image of colorful Metro TAP CardTAP 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! Learn how to TAP.

A TAP card costs $2 plus fare and includes transfers to Metro rail and bus. For additional TAP questions please visit taptogo.net or call 866.TAPTOGO (866.827.8646)

  • Online at taptogo.net
  • By phone at 866.TAPTOGO (866.827.8646)
  • At over 450 TAP Vendor Locations
  • At TAP Vending Machines located at all Metro Rail, Silver Line and Orange Line stations

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.

Reduced Fares

More than half of Metro riders qualify for some type of discounted fare. You must qualify and apply for the programs before receiving the discount.

Seniors 62+

Apply for a Reduced Fare TAP card and save up to 80% off regular Metro fares.

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College/Vocational

Apply for the College/Vocational TAP card to qualify for Reduced Fare. Or check to see if your school is part of the U-Pass program.

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Students (K-12)

Reduced Fare rates for students only apply if you qualify and receive a Reduced Fare TAP card. Sign up today.

Additional ways to save

If you frequently ride Metro in combination with other transit systems, EZ Pass could provide additional savings.

Read more about EZ Pass.

Assistance for low-income individuals that may be used to obtain transportation subsidies or free regional ride options.

Read more about Low Income Fare is Easy (LIFE).

Metro offers Employer Annual Pass programs that are a low-cost, high-value benefit and help to reduce stress, improve health and save money.

Read more about the Employer Annual Pass.

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