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Metro Fare Details

Metro Fare Type Mode Current Fare
Cash Base Fare Bus $1.00
Cash Base Fare Rail $2.50
Cash (Reduced Fare)* Bus $0.50
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 $5.00
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

Current Fares

MetroLink – Valid fare is required for MetroLink. All passengers must have a valid ticket or pass while riding MetroLink.

Metro Call-A-RideValid fare is required for Metro Call-A-Ride.

MetroBusPaper transfers and two-hour passes are currently suspended to minimize physical contact on buses and reduce potential exposure. Instead, MetroBus riders may display a valid pass or pay for each MetroBus boarding$1.00 full-fare $0.50 reduced-fare 

Two-hour passes for MetroBus are available as a mobile fare. The passes are integrated with the Transit app and make it easy to plan your trip, track your ride and pay your fare, all in one place. Now through Transit app, MetroBus riders can get two free one-ride tickets when you buy 10. Tickets are valid for 60 days from purchase.

Gateway Go Program

Photo of Gateway Go CardThe City of St. Louis has partnered with Metro Transit and other community partners to provide young people in the City of St. Louis with free MetroLink and MetroBus rides for the rest of the year. 

To be eligible, you must be 13-25 years of age and a resident of the City of St. Louis, residing in a qualified census tract, or reside in a household of three or more whose total income is at or under $69,090. For more information, visit

Reduced Fares for Children

Children ages 5 to 12 can ride Metro for half-price, and children 4 years old and younger ride free. No special pass is required, however proof of age may be requested.

Reduced Fares for Seniors and Disabled

Reduced fares are available to seniors (age 65+), customers with disabilities and customers who possess a Medicare ID, who have a valid Reduced Fare ID or Permit from Metro Transit, St. Clair County Transit District or Madison County Transit. Click here to learn more about our reduced fare programs.

New: On The Way With ADA, a new pilot program, goes into effect on June 21, 2021. This program provides qualified ADA paratransit customers with free rides on MetroBus and MetroLink. Click here for more details.

Mobile Fares with Transit

You can now purchase many of our fares and passes straight from your phone with our new mobile fares. The passes are integrated with the Transit app and make it easy to plan your trip, track your ride and pay your fare, all in one place. Click here for more details.

Get MetroBus 12-Ride Bundle for $10! Now through Transit app, MetroBus riders can get two free one-ride tickets when you buy 10. Tickets are valid for 60 days from purchase.

NOTE: Only mobile fares from Metro Transit are accepted. Mobile fares from Madison County Transit or other area transit agencies are not able to be accepted as fare on Metro Transit at this time. Some physical tickets and passes from Madison County Transit or St. Clair County Transit are eligible as fare on Metro Transit – see the sections below for more details.

Two-Hour Transfers and Passes

Unlimited Travel on Metro for Two Hours for One Fair Price

If you need to make multiple trips on Metro or transfer between buses or buses and trains, a Two-Hour Pass or Transfer is a great option – valid for unlimited rides on both MetroBus and MetroLink for two hours. Due to COVID-19, two-hour passes are only available as a mobile fare option on the Transit app

Madison County Transit Fares

Madison County Transit (MCT) 2-Hour Regional Passes are accepted as full fare without any additional charge on MetroLink and MetroBus. They are valid for two hours from the time they are issued and are good for a single trip on MetroBus (operators will not issue an additional transfer).

Metro accepts valid MCT Senior, MCT Senior Select, and MCT Half Fare IDs for a reduced fare on MetroLink and MetroBus service.

The MCT ADA ID is accepted on MetroLink and MetroBus in Illinois without additional payment. In Missouri, the MCT-issued ADA Free Ride ID provides reduced fares on MetroLink and MetroBus, and require additional payment.

Please note that all other MCT-issued passes and transfers, including MCT-issued monthly passes, summer youth passes and Benefit Access IDs are not accepted on any MetroBus or MetroLink service.

MCT accepts Metro Two-Hour Passes/Transfers ($3.00 value) for a single trip on an MCT bus without an additional charge. Validated Two-Hour Passes/Transfers are not valid for multiple trips on MCT buses.

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

St. Clair County Transit Fares

Metro accepts valid St. Clair County Transit (SCCT) Senior Fixed Route Free Ride Passes for travel on MetroLink and MetroBus.

Metro also accepts SCCT ADA Paratransit Fixed Route Free Ride Passes for travel on MetroLink and MetroBus in both Illinois and Missouri.

Circuit Breaker Passes (CB Passes) are accepted on MetroBus and MetroLink in Illinois only, and are not accepted in Missouri at any time.

Please click here for more information on St. Clair County Transit Fares

Gateway Card

Say goodbye to the hassle exact change and paper passes with the Gateway Card, Metro’s smart card fare collection system. Load transit passes and cash directly to your Gateway Card, and simply hold in on the validator or the farebox when you’re ready to ride. By registering your Gateway Card, you have the ability to protect your card’s balance if it is lost or stolen. Learn more about this secure and convenient way to travel throughout the St. Louis region at
Gateway Cards are available at MetroStore at 801 Pine Street.

Juror Transportation Program

Residents of St. Clair County, St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis called to serve on jury duty can take MetroLink and MetroBus for free to report for duty. Show your juror summons as proof of fare to ride on your first day, and then speak with courthouse staff to obtain a transit pass for your ride home and subsequent reporting dates. Note: Your juror summons letter serves as your valid transit pass only on the initial trip on your report date and for up to one hour prior to your reporting time.


If a ticket machine or validator malfunctions and you need a refund, call 314‑982‑1400 ext. 2589, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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