Local buses and METRORail cost $1.25 one-way. Get a free METRO Q® Fare Card and load money on it – then simply tap and ride. Fares are automatically deducted each time you pay to ride, just like a debit card. Get a METRO Q Card from your driver or local grocery stores.

For info on discounted fares and day passes.

Fare Zone Chart



Discounted Fares Students, Seniors, Medicare Cardholders and Disabled

Local / METRORail

$1.25 per ride

$0.60 per ride

Park & Ride Zone 1

$2.00 per ride

$1.00 per ride

Park & Ride Zone 2

$3.25 per ride

$1.60 per ride
Park & Ride Zone 3 $3.75 per ride $1.85 per ride
Park & Ride Zone 4 $4.50 per ride $2.25 per ride

NOTE: All fares are rounded to the nearest nickel, dime, or quarter.



  • METRO cannot offer cash refunds. Any unused balance will be transferred onto a METRO fare card.
  • Lost or stolen METRO fare cards are replaced free of charge for the first loss. There is a $10.00 replacement fee for each replaced card, thereafter.
  • Customers who received their METRO Q® Card from their employer (i.e. the employer is a RideSponsor) should follow the instructions of their Employee Transportation Coordinator to receive a new card.
  • METROLift customers will be contacted by a METROLift representative or call 713-225-0119.
  • Balance is protected when you register your card.


Patrons with questions about transferring a balance onto a Stored Value Card are asked to call METRO’s customer service.

Call 713-635-4000 and listen to the prompt for the METRO Q® Card help desk.