Riding Metro


Plan Your Trip
Use the online Trip Planner, check out the Schedules & Maps or contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 to plan your trip on MetroBus. 

Catch the Bus
Arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes ahead of the scheduled arrival time.  As the MetroBus vehicle approaches, signal the operator that you are wish to board the bus by standing or raising your hand. 

Before boarding MetroBus, verify that the lighted sign above the windshield shows your desired route number and destination. 

Purchase Your MetroBus Fare
If boarding the MetroBus using a valid transfer or previously purchased ticket, give it to the MetroBus operator as you board.  If using a valid Metro pass, swipe it in the fare box or present it to the MetroBus operator.

Otherwise, purchase fare upon boarding.  Exact cash is required; the fare box accepts dollar bills and coins.  MetroBus operators cannot make change.  If you qualify for a reduced fare, present your reduced fare identification to the MetroBus operator.  If you need to connect to another MetroBus route or MetroLink, notify the operator you need a transfer.

Enjoy Your Trip
Once you have boarded, take a seat, watch for your stop and enjoy the ride.  MetroBus operators will announce all major intersections.

Remember, using radios without ear plugs, smoking (including electronic cigarettes), eating and drinking are prohibited on all Metro Transit vehicles.

Choose Your Stop
MetroBus vehicles are equipped with either cords that run along the top of the windows or vertical strips positioned between the windows.  Pull the cord or press the strip to signal the MetroBus operator that your stop or destination is approaching.  Depart from the front or rear door.

Have Any Questions?
If you have any questions about using MetroBus service, contact Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 from Missouri or 618-271-2345 from Illinois.