How To Ride

Find Your Station

For stations near your home and destination, check the map, use the Station Finder or our Trip Planner.

Plan Your Trip

Check the timetable and arrive at your station at least 15 minutes before departure. Timetables are available at:

  • 800-371-5465 (LINK)
  • Any Metrolink station
  • Any Metrolink train

On the go? Visit and use the Trip Planner to get detailed routing directions.

Buy Your Tickets
Metrolink App

Download Metrolink’s App from the Google Play or App Store. Purchase your ticket anywhere, at any time, in seconds. All on the one item you'll make sure you always have with you.

After purchasing your ticket or pass, they will appear in your ticket wallet. You MUST activate your ticket or pass prior to boarding.

For more information, click here.


Tickets are not sold onboard the train! Ticket vending machines and ticket validators are located on Metrolink train platforms. Purchase a ticket and validate, if applicable, prior to boarding the train. Please present your valid ticket to the fare inspector upon request.

Board Your Train

Check for the track number at stations with more than one track. Some stations serve more than one train line so check the electronic sign in the exterior window of the passenger car before boarding. This sign indicates the final station stop for the train and should match the station indicated as the final stop on your timetable. Please stand behind the yellow line for your safety.

To view more detailed etiquette guidelines, please refer to Metrolink's Code of Conduct.

Exit the Train

The conductor will announce each station prior to arrival. After exiting the train, use your Metrolink ticket to ride many connecting buses, shuttles and rail lines for free! For a full list of free transfers, click here.