Questions & Answers: Riding METRO
On this page, you can get answers to common questions about riding METRO, all in one place.
The regular fare to board ranges from $2-8. So a round-trip can cost $4-$16.
The discounted fare to board ranges from $1-4. So a round-trip can cost $2-8.
Fares vary by zone. To find out what zone you’re in, visit the Park & Ride bus page.
The following passengers ride free:
- Children five or younger, accompanied by an adult
- Seniors 70 and older who have a discounted METRO Q® Fare Card
- Disabled or decorated veterans who have a METRO Veterans Pass
- METROLift customers with a METROLift Freedom Q® Card, and up to one assistant
You can pay your Park & Ride bus fare using any of the following:
- METRO Q® Fare Card
- METRO Q Mobile Ticket
- METRO Day Pass
- METRO Money card
The All About Fares page has information on where you can obtain various fare cards.
If you pay your fare using a METRO Q® Fare Card, METRO Q Mobile Ticket (Park & Ride version), METRO Day Pass or METRO Money card, you’re entitled to free transfers between any of these METRO services for up to three hours in any direction:
- Local bus
- METRO curb2curb
Depending on where your Park & Ride bus stops along its route, connections may be available to one or more of those services.
For transfers to a Park & Ride bus route with a higher cost, you only pay the fare difference for up to three hours in any direction.
NOTE: If you use a METRO Day Pass on Park & Ride service, the cost to ride doesn't get applied to the maximum daily card deduction. Because of that, we don’t recommend using a METRO Day Pass on Park & Ride service.