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METROLift Fares

METROLift vehicle in downtown  

Fare Policy

METROLift drivers do not accept cash fare payments, only tickets or passes. Before boarding the METROLift vehicle, show the driver a photo ID or METROLift ID Q® Fare Card. One METROLift ticket or a METROLift pass is required for each one-way trip.

METROLift New Fare Collection Policy (PDF)

Single ticket $1.15
10-ride book $9.75
Monthly Pass $38.60
Annual Pass $347.00

Riders without proper fare will not be transported.

Purchasing METROLift tickets, ticket books and monthly passes is simple and convenient for METROLift customers. METROLift fare items are currently available at more than 200 METROStops, including check-cashing locations and grocery store courtesy booths. For more information about METROStops and how to find the one nearest you, call 713-635-4000. No ID or proof of disability is required in order to purchase tickets or passes. METROLift fare tickets and monthly passes also may be purchased by mail or via the METRO RideStore:

METRO RideStore
1900 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77208-1429
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday


METROLift provides a complimentary one-way METROLift trip for ADA paratransit eligible customers going to jury duty on the original date of their summons. Prospective jurors who are not selected for jury duty may ask the court for a METRO jury pass for their trip home. The pass will be date stamped (valid through the same day) and should be presented to the METROLift driver upon boarding.
If selected for jury duty, ask the court for a jury pass. This pass should be stamped with a “valid through” date.

Be aware that both passes look the same, but the date stamped on them is what deems the pass valid.


Can METROLift riders use a METRO Day Pass?

Yes. The METRO Day Pass can be used on METRO bus and light-rail service, but not on METROLift. While similar to the METRO Q® Fare Card, the METRO Day Pass offers unlimited travel on all local bus and light-rail service with just three paid taps of your card. The METRO Day Pass gives riders provides additional options and even more freedom on our local fixed-route buses and light-rail service, while still receiving the discounted rate.

That’s unlimited rides on METRO for just $1.50 a day!
It is $1.50 per day. The discounted fare is as follows:

  • First ride                       $0.60
  • Second ride                  $0.60
  • Third ride                      $0.30 (reduced, as it reached $1.50)
  • Fourth ride and over      FREE

For more information, please stop by the METRO RideStore located at 1900 Main Street.