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Fares and Passes

We know that no two riders are exactly alike, so we've structured our fares and passes to fit every specific need.

Buy Tickets Online or buy and manage your CapMetro App passes with our Customer Portal 

Fares and Prices

Now you can purchase fares from three simple service categories: Local, Premium and Commuter. Passes are color coded: blue for Local, silver for Premium and red for Commuter. MetroRail Service no longer has a zoned fare system.

Local Service Local Local Service+Premium Service Premium Local Service+Premium Service+Commuter Service Commuter
Local Service includes bus routes 1-99, 200-490 and UT Shuttles.
  • Single Ride: $1.00
  • Day Pass: $2.00
  • 7 Day Pass: $9.00
  • 31 Day Pass: $33.00
 
Premium Service includes MetroRapid and Flyer Routes 100-199, plus all Local routes with a Day Pass or higher.
  • Single Ride: $1.50
  • Day Pass: $3.00
  • 7 Day Pass: $13.50
  • 31 Day Pass: $49.50
 
Commuter Service includes MetroRail and Express Routes 935-990, plus all Local and Premium routes with a Day Pass or higher.
  • Single Ride: $2.75
  • Day Pass: $5.50
  • 7 Day Pass: $22.00
  • 31 Day Pass: $77.00
 

Reduced Fare is half of the prices shown above for Single Ride, Day passes, and 31 Day passes with a valid Reduced Fare ID card. 7 Day Reduced Fare passes are not available.

Transfers to Rail Connectors are no longer included in a Single Ride Commuter fare. Riders will have to purchase an additional Local Fare ($1).

Single-ride passes are not available on the CapMetro App.


Local Service MetroAccess Local Service Stored Value Cards
  • Single Ride: $1.50
  • 10-Ticket Booklet: $15.00
  • Monthly Pass: $40.00
 
  • $20.00 Stored Value
  • $40.00 Stored Value

 
 Valid on Local, Premium and Commuter Services. 
 
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Reduced Fare ID

  • Reduced Fares are available to those with a Capital Metro Reduced Fare ID. These include seniors 65 and over, Medicare card holders, and people with disabilities. Students 6-18 with a valid school ID, and active and reserve military personnel with a valid ID may also ride at the reduced rate.
  • The fee for a Reduced Fare ID card is $3. Applications, are available at the Transit Store or you can download the application. Large print. The ID is valid for two years.
  • Seniors 65 and older, Medicare card holders, and people with disabilities must have a Reduced Fare ID to ride Capital Metro bus and rail services at the reduced rate.
  • To use, tap the card at the target area on the fare box when you board the bus, then pay a cash fare, insert a stored value card or swipe a reduced fare pass.
  • Easily purchase Reduced Fare passes on the new CapMetro App by downloading in the Apple Store, Google Play or Windows Phone Store for FREE! Visit the Transit Store to confirm program eligibility and connect your device with the app to enable ticketing purchasing.
  • Students buying fares on the new app are required to register for a Reduced Fare ID Card before buying passes on the app.
 
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MetroAccess Service

Capital MetroAccess is a demand-response, shared-ride service for people whose disabilities limit or prevent them from riding regular bus and rail service. MetroAccess service complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). MetroAccess offers paratransit service -- transit service that is parallel to regular fixed-route service. Learn more on our MertroAccess Page or call (512) 852-7272.

MetroAccess Customers

  • Registered MetroAccess customers may ride bus and rail services at the reduced rate.
  • MetroAccess customers must present their Capital Metro ID card when purchasing a fare or pass. To pay by reduced fare aboard Capital Metro buses, tap your Capital Metro ID card on the target area of the fare box, then pay a cash fare, insert a stored value card or swipe a reduced fare pass.
  • The Monthly MetroAccess Pass is also valid on bus and rail services.
  • Easily purchase MetroAccess passes on the new CapMetro App by downloading in the Apple Store, Google Play or Windows Phone Store for FREE! Register to purchase MetroAccess passes on the app by calling MetroAccess at 512-852-7272, option 1-4. Please have your client ID number and the email address used to register your account ready.
 
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Employer/School Pass Program

  • University of Texas students, faculty and staff; Austin Community College students, faculty and staff and City of Austin employees ride at no charge on MetroRapid, bus and rail services through a paid agreement with Capital Metro.
  • Riders must have a valid ID and respective pass to ride free.
  • Fare inspectors on MetroRapid may request to see valid ID.
 
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No Charge

  • Children five and under with an accompanying adult, and emergency and military personnel in uniform ride Capital Metro bus and rail services at no charge.