Park & Rides


Direct nonstop service to downtown, the Texas Medical Center and other major employment centers in the METRO service area is available from our Park & Ride lots. Park & Ride facilities also serve as a staging area for vanpools and carpools. 

METRO patrons who take the bus daily may park in the Park & Ride lot. However, if you park in a Park & Ride lot for three consecutive days for other purposes, you must contact the METRO Police Department to make this request. Otherwise, your car is subject to being towed. Call #673 (#MPD) by mobile phone or email MPDServices@ridemetro.org.

Park & Ride Gate Closure

METRO closes gates to the following lots from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Fuqua
  • Eastex
  • Seton Lake
  • Spring
  • Gessner

Individuals who try to manually open the gates will be held responsible for any damages.

  • Need the gate opened between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.? Call dispatch at 713-881-2525.
  • If you arrive by bus and need the gate opened, use the “Emergency Aid Station” phone. It’s a free call.
  • Call us on your mobile phone before you reach the Park & Ride, and we’ll have the gate opened for you. Call 713-881-2525. If you use AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, dial #MPD. It’s a free call.

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Fare zones are determined by the distance from the downtown area or central business district. Buses that run closer to the central business district inside the 610 Loop usually have a lower fare zone.

Peak hours are from 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Off-peak hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m.

NOTE: Mobile ticketing does not allow for discounts. All tickets purchased through the mobile app will be full fare.

Park & Ride Fare Zones
 
Park & Ride Bus Route Number and Name Fare Zone Fares / per ride Discounted Fares Students, Seniors, Medicare Cardholders and Disabled / per ride
170 Missouri City Zone 1 $2.00 $1.00
236 Maxey Zone 1 $2.00 $1.00
244 Monroe Zone 1 $2.00 $1.00
249 Bay Area / Fuqua / Monroe Zone 1 $2.00 $1.00
261 West Loop Zone 1 $2.00 $1.00
171 SH 6 & Knight Road Zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
216 West Little York Zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
219 Northwest Station / West Little York Zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
247 Fuqua Zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
256 Eastex Zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
259 Kingwood / Townsen / Eastex Zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
262 Westwood Zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
265 West Bellfort Zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
269 West Bellfort / Westwood Zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
292 West Bellfort / Westwood / TMC Zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
297 South Point - Monroe / TMC Zone 2 $3.25 $1.60
202 Kuykendahl Zone 3 $3.75 $1.85
204 Spring Zone 3 $3.75 $1.85
209 Kuykendahl / Spring Zone 3 $3.75 $1.85
212 Seton Lake Zone 3 $3.75 $1.85
214 Northwest Station Zone 3 $3.75 $1.85
228 Addicks Zone 3 $3.75 $1.85
229 Addicks / Kingsland Zone 3 $3.75 $1.85
257 Townsen Zone 3 $3.75 $1.85
283 Kuykendahl / Greenway-Uptown Zone 3 $3.75 $1.85
217 Cypress Zone 4 $4.50 $2.25
221 Kingsland Zone 4 $4.50 $2.25
222 Grand Parkway Zone 4 $4.50 $2.25
237 Baytown Zone 4 $4.50 $2.25
246 Bay Area Zone 4 $4.50 $2.25
255 Kingwood Zone 4 $4.50 $2.25
298 Addicks - Northwest TC / TMC Zone 4 $4.50 $2.25

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