Savings Calculator

With high gas prices, there's never been a better time to leave the car and traffic congestion behind. Unlock the gridlock and save more money than ever by riding METRO instead.

The METRO Savings Calculator below allows you to compare the cost of driving in Houston with the cost of riding METRO. In less than 30 seconds, you’ll see how much money you may be able to save each month.

If you don’t know which METRO transit services can transport you to your destination, use our Trip Planner. That will help you fill in the fields.

METRO Park & Ride commuter express bus in HOV lane on U.S. Highway 59 South with gridlock traffic on both sides of the highway.

Step 1

Calculate Your Cost to Drive

Start by telling us about your commuting habits:

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* Based on an average of $3.28 per gallon of gas, with fuel efficiency of 25 miles per gallon.

Step 2

Calculate Your Cost to Ride METRO

Now compare that with using METRO transit services to reach your destination:

Monthly Cost to Drive:
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Drive Less. Save More.

If you have a long commute to work on the freeway, these METRO services can save you time and money. Both provide an express ride by traveling on HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) freeway lanes to avoid traffic.


Customers board a METRO commuter express bus at the Kingsland Park & Ride, with cars parked in the background.

Park & Ride Bus

Park your car and quickly board a METRO express bus to downtown or the Texas Medical Center.

METRO STAR Vanpool van traveling through Downtown Houston

METRO STAR Vanpool

Park at a nearby location, meet up with other professionals and share the ride to and from work.

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