Passes & Tokens

Passes & Tokens

Ways to Save

Prepaid passes can save you time and money. Accepted as base fare, they’re sold in advance on TAP cards at Metro Customer Centers and hundreds of locations including Continental Currency Services, Inc., Ralphs, and California check cashing stores. Tokens good for base fare also are sold at these locations, in bags of ten.  Get a complete directory of Metro pass and token sales outlets.

Metro Day Pass
Good for local travel until 3am the following day. May be purchased aboard buses (TAP Card required) or at Metro ticket vending machines. Zone charges may apply on some lines.
7-Day Pass
Valid on first tap for 7 consecutive days
30-Day Pass
Valid on first tap for 30 consecutive days
Stored Value
Load card with dollar amount of your choice for base fare
$5 minimum
Freeway Express Stamp
Bus only; maximum two zones
$22 per zone
EZ transit pass
Good for travel on Metro bus, Metro Rail and many additional carriers
EZ Premium Stamp
May only be affixed to EZ transit pass
$22 per zone
Valid for base fare; sold in bags of ten for $15 (Must have TAP card on Metro Rail)
Metro Silver Line
See complete Silver Line fare structure.

Money-Saving Tips

Buying a pass is often less expensive than paying the $1.50 base fare. The chart below can help you find the best pass value for your needs.

If you buy a: You save:
Day Pass ($5) after 4 boardings per day
Weekly Pass ($20) after 13 boardings per week
Monthly Pass ($75) after 50 boardings per month

Note: New TAP cards are $1 at TVMs and aboard bus or $2 at Pass sales outlets, and must be sold with a pass.