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Coronavirus information
First Published - 06/07/2020 - 2:04PM

Metra trains are operating on alternate weekday and weekend schedules posted here, with no weekend service on the North Central Service, Southwest Service, Heritage Corridor and the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line. For all other information relating to Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 08/10/2020 - 12:04PM

Buy Tickets

Metra tickets for any line may be purchased at the downtown stations or at outlying stations where a ticket agent is on duty. On the Metra Electric Line, tickets at non-downtown stations are available through vending machines. All  Metra tickets can also be purchased on your Apple or Android smartphone with the free Ventra app, available in the App Store or Google Play.

Where no ticket agent or vending machine exists, passengers may board the train and purchase a One-Way Ticket with cash from the conductor. However, if an agent is on duty or a vending machine is available and you elect to purchase the ticket on the train, the conductor will charge an additional $5. Avoid the fee by using the Ventra App to buy tickets anytime, anywhere.

For more information on how to purchase the various types of Metra tickets, please see the table below:

  Ventra app Station with Ticket Agent Ticket Vending Machine Onboard the Train    
Monthly Unlimited Pass Yes Yes Yes No    
10-RideTicket Yes Yes Yes No    
One-Way Ticket Yes Yes Yes Yes*    
Weekend Pass Yes Yes Yes Yes    
Round-Trip Plus Yes No No No    

 

*You will be charged an additional $5 surcharge for purchasing onboard the train if a ticket agent or ticket vending machine was available at your station of origin.

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