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Metro transit helps area students navigate to and from class with ease. Students at participating colleges and universities are eligible for special passes that allow them unlimited use of the Metro transit system for a low rate.

Student Semester Pass

Full-time students with a valid Student ID who attend a college or university within the Metro service area are eligible to purchase a Metro Student Semester Pass for only $175.00. The Student Semester Pass provides full-time college students with unlimited rides on MetroBus and MetroLink.

Proof of full-time status (minimum 12 credit hours) is required; a current schedule must also be presented to receive a pass.

The MetroStore is located at 8th and Pine in downtown St. Louis Near the 8th and Pine MetroLink Station. For more information, please call the MetroStore at 314-982-1495. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Metro U-Pass

Some colleges/universities offer a customized Metro University Pass (U-Pass) where the school pays for all or part of the transit pass for students and faculty. The Metro U-Pass provides unlimited rides on MetroBus and MetroLink. See the list below for participating schools – for more information on these passes, including how to obtain one, please contact the school directly.

  •  Southwestern Illinois College
  •  St. Louis Community College
  •  University of Missouri – St. Louis (student cost: $25)
  •  Washington University
  •  Saint Louis University (available for students living on campus)

Metro continues to explore partnerships with other colleges and universities who are interested in providing enhanced mobility to students.

For more information about Metro student fares and the U-Pass program, contact Denise Williams at 314-982-1461 or