Fares & Passes

Fare Chart

Metro Fares

Metro Fare Type Mode Current
Cash Base Fare Bus $2.00
Cash Base Fare Rail $2.50
Cash (Reduced Fare)* Bus $1.00
Cash (Reduced Fare)* Rail $1.25
2-Hour Pass/Transfer System $3.00
2-Hour Pass/Transfer (Reduced Fare)* System $1.50
2-Hour Pass (from Lambert Airport) System $4.00
(10) 2-Hour Passes System $30.00
One-Day Adventure Pass System $7.50
Weekly Pass System $27.00
Monthly Pass System $78.00
Monthly Pass (Reduced Fare)* System $39.00
Combo Pass System $98.00
University Semester Pass System $175.00
Metro Call-A-Ride/ADA** CAR $4.00

*Reduced fares require Metro reduced fare permit

**For a complete overview of Call-A-Ride pricing, consult the Call-A-Ride web page

Reduced Fare Policy
Seniors (aged 65+), customers with disabilities, and customers who possess a Medicare ID must apply for a valid Reduced Fare Pass with photo I.D. from Metro, Saint Clair County Transit District, or Madison County Transit. To ride for the reduced fare, only a valid Reduced Fare Pass I.D from one of the three agencies will be accepted at the farebox.

Customers living in Saint Clair County with questions such as where to obtain a Saint Clair Transit I.D. may call the Saint Clair Transit District office at 618-628-8090.

Reduced fare is offered to children from ages 5 through 12 with no pass required. However, proof of age may be requested. Children younger than 5 years of age ride FREE.

Customers with disabilities must present either a Metro Reduced Fare I.D. or Metro ADA Paratransit Permit to ride for the reduced fares.

Metro Combo Pass
The Metro Combo Pass is sold only at the MetroRide Store located in downtown Saint Louis at 7th Street and Washington Avenue. The Metro Combo Pass permits commuter parking at the Clayton Garage. The Metro Combo pass is also accepted for full fare.

Madison County Transfers and Passes
MCT regional transfers (blue in color) will be accepted as full fare without upgrade on MetroLink and all MetroBuses (both Illinois and Missouri) without additional charge.  The transfers are subject to the same guidelines as Metro’s two-hour multi-directional transfer. MCT accepts Metro Multi-use transfers for one bus trip without additional fare. MCT does not accept Metro multi-use transfers for unlimited use on MCT.

Regional transfers (blue in color) are the only transfers accepted from Madison County services on MetroBus or MetroLink.

The Madison County local transfers (green in color) are not accepted on any MetroBus or MetroLink service operated by Metro in Missouri or Illinois.

MCT Local or Regional Passes (other than Senior or ADA Paratransit Free Ride)
Metro does not accept any MCT monthly passes or the summer Youth Pass.

$37.50 Local & $50 Express Madison County Passes - Not valid on any Metro System services.

Please click here for more information on Madison County Transit Fares.

Illinois Transit District Free Ride Passes
Metro accepts valid Madison County Transit and St. Clair County Transit Senior Fixed Route Free Ride Passes (which incorporates a photo ID) for free fare on Illinois and Missouri MetroLink and MetroBus. (Metro is reimbursed for Missouri boardings.)

Metro accepts Madison County Transit and St. Clair County Transit ADA Paratransit Fixed Route Free Ride Passes (which incorporate a photo ID) for free fare on Illinois and Missouri MetroLink and MetroBus. (ADA Paratransit eligible persons are approved by Metro and MCT to use Call-A-Ride. However, these same individuals may use MetroLink and MetroBus without payment if they present the ADA Paratransit Fixed Route Pass. (Metro is reimbursed for free fares on Missouri MetroBus or MetroLink in Missouri.) Madison County Transit "Circuit Breaker or CB" Pass with photo ID is NOT accepted on any MetroBus or MetroLink for free fare at any time. St. Clair County Transit Circuit Breaker or CB Pass with integrated photo ID is accepted without payment of a fare on Illinois MetroBus and on MetroLink in Illinois only. Anyone traveling in Missouri on MetroLink or MetroBus must pay the full cash fare. CB passes are not accepted in Missouri at any time.