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Houston METRO fares

From Transit.Wiki
One way Discounted one way
Local & METRORail $1.25 $0.60
P&R zone 1 $2.00 $1.00
P&R zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
P&R zone 3 $3.75 $1.85
P&R zone 4 $4.50 $2.25

On local bus, paper transfer can issued upon request. A valid METRORail paper ticket can be used as a bus transfer. When using a smart card, free transfer (within 3 hours after tap) automatically applies on bus or rail.

METRO Smartcards

METRO Q - reloadable cash value smart card

METRO Day Pass - reloadable smart card that has a daily maximum fare ($3 per day)

METRO Money Card - disposable smart cards sold at fixed values.

Smart cards can be reloaded online, at Park & Ride locations, METRORail ticket machines, and onboard buses.

Discounted fare eligibility

  • Seniors age 65-69 (seniors age 70 or above ride free) with ID
  • Disabled
  • Students (K-12 and college) with student ID

All eligible riders need to register to obtain a discounted smart card.