Monthly Unlimited Passes are good for one rider, every day of the month, for an unlimited number of trips within the ticket’s zone. Monthly passes are for the exclusive use of the purchaser and are not transferable. For more information regarding using your pre-tax benefits, review our Pre-Tax Benefits information.
See below for regular-priced Monthly Passes or view the Tickets page for more information on reduced fares:
Tickets are issued based on zones.
Traveling beyond your ticketed zone may incur additional fees:
An incremental fee of $1 for the first additional zone and $.50 for each zone thereafter.
Failing to warn train crew will result in a $5 penalty in addition to the extra fees above.
An extra $5 fee is charged when cash fare is paid on the train, except where no ticket agent or vending machine is available.
A service charge of $1 is imposed on currency transactions involving bills $50 and larger.
Where to Buy
Monthly Unlimited Passes can be purchased in the following ways:
Ventra app - Monthly passes may be purchased through the Ventra App from the 20th of the prior month through the 5th of the month for which the ticket is valid. The monthly pass option will be grayed out on the app outside of these dates.
From a station with a ticket agent on duty - check hours of operation for your departure station here.
From a ticket vending machine - Located at downtown terminals and outlying stations along the Metra Electric.
- Monthly Unlimited Passes cannot be purchased onboard the train.
Length of Validity
Monthly passes are valid from the first of the month until noon on the first business day of the following month.
Reduced Fare Availability and Qualification
Senior Citizen/Disability Fares - Senior citizens 65 or older, customers with disabilities, and Medicare cardholders who have an RTA-issued Reduced Fare Permit are eligible for a reduced fare ticket. If you are enrolled in the Illinois Circuit Breaker program and have an RTA-issued Ride Free Circuit Permit, you are eligible to ride free. If you are not in possession of a RTA Reduced Fare Card you must contact the RTA to apply (312) 913-3110.
Metra Electric riders: The credit card vending machines sell only full fare tickets. RTA Reduced Fare Permit-holders who purchase tickets can receive a rate adjustment at one of the downtown station ticket windows.
Family Fares: On weekends and select holidays, kids ride FREE with Metra's Family Fares. Up to three children age 11 and under ride free with each fare-paying adult. Family Cars are available on weekends and non-rush hour weekday trains.
Prices and terms are subject to change.