The following navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move through main tier links and expand / close menus in sub tiers. Up and Down arrows will open main tier menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

The following navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move through main tier links and expand / close menus in sub tiers. Up and Down arrows will open main tier menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Fare applies if using contactless bankcard or compatible mobile wallet apps (Apple Pay, Google Pay,etc.) directly at reader when boarding buses or trains,if you havent firstadded sufficient Ventra Transit Value or a pass to card at vending machines.

buy at any Ventra Vending Machine, online, by phone, at retail locations

* Applies at all train stations except OHare (where a premium fare applies)

** Available only to riders with RTA-issued Reduced Fare permits

Cash can be used directly on buses and can be used at all Ventra vending machines toadd value or passes toVentra Cards or to buy disposable Ventra Tickets. You can also use cash to load value or passes at more than 1,000 Ventra retailers. See the above chart for fare information.

You can buy disposable paper Single-Ride and 1-Day tickets at vending machines (located in every L station). See the above chart for fare information.

Ventra Cards are used with transit value and passes for regular fares and transfers.Fare you load to your Ventra Cards transit account can be seen and managed at vending machines, online, in the Ventraappand by phone.

New Ventra Cards can be purchased from vending machines at all L stations andatmore than 1,000retail locations(including drugstores, currency exchanges and more). They can also be ordered online orby phone.

Ventra readers can accept contactless payments directly from mobile devices, too! You can pay a contactless Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) fare by touching your phone withApple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Payor any contactless bankcard with the contactless

NEW:Transfers are available at the regular transfer rate, like with Ventra Cards, when riding using the PAYG fare option (and continue to be free at designated free L transfer locations).

Learn more about how contactless payments work with Ventra.(Opens in a new window)

Whenever you pay, take out and touchonlyyour desired payment method (card, ticket, mobile device, etc.) to the Ventra fare reader.

Ventra readers can accept payments from many different card/payment types. Taking your card out makes sure that the payment method you intended to use covers every part of your trip.

(Tip: Never attach any cards that might be used for payment to your phone to then touch your phone when you board, such as bankcards with the contactless

symbol, or Ventra Cards or Tickets from a vending machine. Many phones have features that let you pay using the phones built-in wallet/Pay app.)

The Ventra app lets you check your Ventra Cards balance,add value or passes, get arrival/departure timesand account alerts in a quick and easy-to-use app. You can even use the fare value from your Ventra transit accounts to buy mobile tickets for riding Metra trains right in the app.

You can get unlimited ride passes, which are good for unlimited rides for one person, anywhere fare is sold.

Any pass can be loaded into a Ventra Cards transit account. You can even load multiple passes, so you have a new one ready to go when one youre using runs out.

Some passes (such as a 1-Day CTA Pass) are sold at Ventra Vending Machines in the form of disposable Ventra tickets.

Places you can load passes into a Ventra Cards transit accountincludeall Ventra Vending Machines, over the counter at hundreds of Ventra retail locations or online to your registered Ventra Card (using the Ventra website or the free Ventra app). If you dont have a Ventra Card, you can buy one from any Ventra Vending Machine or retail location, as well.

Reduced fares are offered only to those customers who areeligible.

Learn about Reduced Fare & Free Ride Programs, here.