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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

Ticket Options


Because of the pandemic and work-from-home orders, Metra has extended the validity of One-Way and 10-Ride tickets with expiration dates in March, April, May, June and July. Those tickets will be accepted through Labor Day.  Paper tickets that expired in those months can be used on the trains until Labor Day. If you have Ventra tickets that expired in those months, please contact

One-Way Ticket

For travel from one station destination to another. One-Way Tickets are valid for 90 days including the day of purchase, and they are not refundable.

Round Trip Plus (Ventra only)

Round Trip Plus (Ventra only)

These tickets are good for unlimited rides on a single day between the zones selected. Available in the Ventra app only. Round Trip Plus tickets are valid for 90 days including the day of purchase, and they are not refundable.

10-Ride Ticket

These tickets are good for one year. Ten-Ride Tickets are not refundable. This ticket is ideal for occasional commuters or leisure travelers. One ticket can be shared by people riding together.

$10 Weekend Pass

Unlimited rides on both Saturday and Sunday. Can be used in conjunction with Metra's Family Fares. Not valid for travel on the South Shore (NICTD).

Monthly Unlimited Ride Pass

Monthly Passes are for the exclusive use of the purchaser and are not transferable. Monthly Passes are valid until noon on the first business day of the following month. Refunds are subject to a $5 fee per transaction if returned after the first day of the month. Effective June 1, 2019, Monthly Pass holders are permitted to use their tickets for unlimited weekend travel across the Metra system. This allows Monthly Pass holders to travel outside the zones indicated on their passes at no additional cost on Saturdays and Sundays.

Reduced fares on the above fare products are available for:

  • Citizens 65 or older, customers with disabilities, and Medicare cardholders who have an RTA-issued Reduced Fare Permit (apply for the permit here).
  • Military personnel with proper military identification indicating they are on active duty.
  • K-12 elementary students with school ID or letter of certification.
  • Children age 7-11 qualify for reduced One-Way Tickets on weekdays. Children 6 and under are free, and children age 7-11 are free on weekends.

For details about reduced fares, click here.

Fare Information

Fares by Zone

On weekends, don’t forget about Metra’s $10 Weekend Pass, good for unlimited rides on both Saturday and Sunday.

Fares based on traveling from Zone A or downtown Chicago.


**You will be assessed a $5 surcharge for buying a ticket on the train if an agent or vending machine is available at the station where you boarded.

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