Providing Public Transportation
Alternatives for the Greater
Phoenix Metro Area

Fare Options

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Valley Metro Rail, Valley Metro LINK and local buses share the same fare structure. See the convenient chart below for details on all fare options.

Cash Fares

Valley Metro bus fareboxes accept all U.S. coins (except 50-cent coins) and $1, $2 and $5 bills in good condition. Please have exact fare ready as the bus operators and fareboxes do not provide change. An All-day pass can be purchased to transfer between routes or for multiple same-day trips, as transfer slips are no longer issued.

Fare vending machines are limited to accepting a total of 20 coins and 15 bills during a single transaction.  If the customer exceeds the coin and/or bill limit, the machine will cancel the transaction and return the coins to the customer.

Note: It is not possible to pay for more than one rider using the same bill.

Youth Fares

Youth (age 5 and under) ride free when accompanied by a fare-paying caretaker or guardian. Youth (age 6 through 18) qualify for reduced fares.

Local Bus/LINK/Light Rail Fare

Local Bus/LINK/Light Rail Fare
Fare TypeCurrent
1-Ride$2.00
All-Day pass$4.00
All-Day pass (on board bus)$6.00
7-Day pass$20.00
15-Day$33.00
31-Day pass$64.00
An additional $1.25 over local full fare is required to ride Express/RAPID.

Persons with a disability, seniors age 65 and older, Medicare cardholders and youth ages 6 through 18, qualify for reduced fares on local bus and light rail. Passengers must have valid proof of eligibility to use reduced fares. Click here to view more information about reduced fares. An additional $2.25 over local reduced fare is required to ride Express/RAPID.

Express Bus/RAPID Bus Fare

Express Bus/RAPID Bus Fare
Fare TypeCurrent
1-Ride$3.25
All-Day pass$6.50
All-Day pass (on board bus)$8.50
31-Day pass$104.00

Reduced Local Bus/LINK/Light Rail Fare

Reduced Local Bus/LINK/Light Rail Fare
Fare TypeCurrent
1-Ride$1.00
All-Day pass$2.00
All-Day pass (on board bus)$3.00
7-Day pass$10.00
15-Day$16.50
31-Day pass$32.00
Persons with a disability, seniors age 65 and older, Medicare cardholders and youth ages 6 through 18, qualify for reduced fares on local bus and light rail. Passengers must have valid proof of eligibility to use reduced fares. Click here to view more information about reduced fares.

ADA Dial-a-Ride Fares

ADA Dial-a-Ride Fares
Fare TypeCurrent
1-Ride$4.00
Impacts various Dial-a-Ride systems including the East Valley, Southwest Valley, and Phoenix. Pricing for this service is two times the 1-Ride fare.

Rural Route Fare

Fare TypeCurrent
1-Way$4.00
Average fare per trip. Fares are based on distance traveled. New proposed rate is a $4.00 flat fare for a 1-way ride.

ASU U-Pass

ASU  U-Pass
Fare TypeCurrent
Students (Academic Year Pass)$200.00
Students (Summer Pass)$75.00
Employees (Local Pass, annually)$390.00
Employees (Express/RAPID, annually)$520.00
ASU U-Passes are paid for by ASU Parking and Transit Services, a self-funded auxiliary unit of the university. Students with valid ASU IDs are eligible to receive a U-Pass for $200 for the academic year. ASU faculty and staff are eligible for a Platinum Pass at a higher rate. The ASU U-Pass/employee Platinum Pass is only available at ASU campus parking offices. For more information, call (480) 965-1072.

Semester Pass

Semester Pass
Fare TypeCurrent
Spring, Fall$230.00
Spring, Fall (Reduced)$115.50
Summer$154.00
Summer (Reduced)$77.50
Eligibility requires full-time enrollment at participating accredited college or universities.
A full fare semester pass used on RAPID/Express service will require an additional payment of $1.65 at the farebox.
A reduced fare semester pass used on RAPID/Express services will require an additional $2.45 paid at the farebox.

Platinum Pass - Employers Only

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To be eligible, must have at least five participating employees. Employer is only charged for each employee’s actual number of rides up to a maximum of $64 per month for local bus, LINK and light rail and $104 per month for Express/RAPID. Cards are valid for up to 3 years. Click here for more information


Homeless Service Provider Program

The City of Phoenix’s Homeless Service Provider Program is for approved 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, schools or government agencies serving individuals who are “Homeless” as defined in Title 42, Chapter 119, Subchapter I, Section 11302 of the United States Code.  Qualified organizations may purchase Full Local fare All-Day, 7-Day, 15-Day and 31-Day passes at half price for their clients. Click here to learn more.

Fare Enforcement

No person shall ride any transit vehicle without payment of the applicable fare. Violators will be subject to a sanction of not less than $50, but not more than $500, plus surcharges, costs and fees as set by law in some cities. If you receive a citation, you can bring your proof of eligibility to the hearing. For more information, call (602) 253-5000, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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