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Tickets & Pricing

Tickets are not sold onboard the train! Ticket vending machines and ticket validators are located on Metrolink train platforms. Please purchase a ticket before you board the train and present your ticket to the fare inspector on request. Passengers without a valid ticket are subject to citation and fine.

Pricing

Metrolink fares are calculated with a distance-based formula using the shortest driving distance between stations, with an 80-mile maximum charge for Monthly Passes. To find out exactly what the price will be for your trip, check out our Price Finder.

Ticket Types
One-Way Ticket

Valid for a single one-way trip from the origin station to the destination station. The trip must begin on the date and prior to expiration time printed on the front of the ticket. The expiration time printed on the front of the ticket is three hours from the time of purchase. This ticket type is best for those who travel infrequently and plan to stay at their destination for more than one day.

Round-Trip Ticket

Valid for a round-trip on the same day between the origin and destination stations. Travel must begin within three hours from time of purchase, and end that same day. Ideal for infrequent travelers who complete their trip in one day.

Advance Purchase Ticket

You can now also buy One-Way or Round-Trip tickets for a future date, up to 1 year in advance. All you need to do is select the advance purchase option and choose the date you wish to travel and which ticket type you want. There is one difference between a ticket purchased for same-day travel and an Advance Purchase Ticket. The Advance Purchase Ticket will not have an expiration time printed on it but it is still valid and can be used at any time on the day you chose to travel.

7-Day Pass

Valid for unlimited travel during a consecutive seven-day period between station pairs starting on the day when the pass is purchased.

$10 Weekend Day Pass

This pass is good for unlimited systemwide travel either Saturday or Sunday. The Weekend Day Pass is accepted for free transfers to connecting transit services, except Amtrak. The $10 Weekend Day Pass is available for purchase only on Saturday and Sunday.

Monthly Pass

Valid for unlimited travel between the origin and destination stations during the calendar month printed on the pass.

Monthly Passes are also valid for unlimited systemwide travel after 7:00 p.m. on Friday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Monthly Pass holders can take advantage of the Rail 2 Rail® program, to ride both Metrolink and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains between Oxnard and Oceanside at no additional charge.

Monthly Passes are sold from the 25th of the current month to the 14th of the new month.

Passes are non-transferrable. Do not laminate, cut or photocopy.

Metrolink tickets are nonrefundable.

Multi-Line Ticket Option

Some Metrolink tickets can be used on more than one line.

  • If you have a ticket for the San Bernardino Line, you are allowed to ride the Riverside Line between stations of equal or lesser distance.
  • If you have a ticket for the Riverside Line, you are allowed to ride the San Bernardino or 91 Lines between stations of equal or lesser distance.
  • If you have a ticket for the 91 Line, you are allowed to ride the Riverside Line between stations of equal or lesser distance.

For these three lines, the origin or the destination station must be located in Riverside or San Bernardino County. Click here for a diagram.

Inland Empire-Orange County Line tickets with origins or destinations that are in Orange County are not reciprocal with the 91 and Riverside Lines.

Free Connections

There are hundreds of connections you can make with your valid Metrolink ticket including city bus, shuttle bus, light rail, and subway lines. By special arrangement with transit systems throughout Southern California most of these connections are free with your valid Metrolink ticket.

Most Metrolink tickets are also EZ transit passes, good for all-day travel in Los Angeles County on participating bus and Metro Rail lines.

Also, Metrolink tickets are compatible with LA Metro TAP system. Just tap to transfer for free! Click here for more info.

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Purchasing Your Ticket
Ticket Vending Machines

You can purchase tickets and passes from the self-serve ticket vending machines found at all Metrolink stations.

Here's how:

  1. SELECT ORIGIN AND DESTINATION OR "SPECIAL TICKET"

    Choose which station you are traveling from, and which station you are traveling to.

  2. SELECT TICKET TYPE

    Ticket vending machines offer a variety of ticket types. The one best suited for you depends on how often you plan to ride Metrolink.

    Please verify your ticket purchase. Metrolink tickets are nonrefundable.

  3. SELECT NUMBER OF TICKETS

    Ticket vending machines allow you to purchase multiple tickets, including tickets for adults, children, seniors and persons with disabilities.

  4. SELECT PAYMENT OPTION

    Most Metrolink ticket vending machines accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash. Several ticket vending machines accept credit/debit cards only.

  5. SWIPE CARD/INSERT CASH

    If you pay by debit card, enter your PIN and press "Enter." Get more information about the TVM "Quick Ticket" function.

    Ticket vending machines do not accept $100 bills.

  6. TAKE YOUR TICKET & RECEIPT

    Now you're ready to ride!

Ticket Outlets

Los Angeles Union Station (800) 371-5465 (LINK)
800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles

Two ticket windows at Union Station offer all ticket types as well as the option to purchase tickets with a personal check or TransitCheck. Ticket windows are open 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Diamond Bar* (909) 839-7045
(City Hall) 21825 Copley Dr., Diamond Bar

Foothill Transit (800) 743-3463 - Please call to confirm which types of Metrolink tickets are available at each location.

  • Claremont - 200 W. 1st St. #B, Claremont (at the Claremont Depot)
  • El Monte - 3501 Santa Anita Ave., 2nd Floor
  • City of Industry - Puente Hills Mall, 1600 Azusa Ave., Space 571
  • Pomona - 100 West Commercial Ave
  • West Covina - 100 S. Vincent Ave., No. 200

La Puente* (626) 855-1500
(City Hall) 15900 E. Main St., La Puente

La Verne* (909) 596-8700
(City Hall) 3660 D St., La Verne

Los Angeles, Nuri's (213) 747-2520
Transamerica Center 1149 S. Hill St., Los Angeles

City of Walnut* (909) 595-7543
21201 La Puente Rd., Walnut

*Sells to city residents only

Pass By Mail

To have a Monthly Pass Ticket mailed to you, fill out a Metrolink "Pass By Mail" form (below). The form must be received by the 15th of the month for you to receive your pass by the 1st of the new month. Metrolink is transitioning its tickets to provide customers with access through Metro Rail turnstiles. Starting in May 2013, Pass by Mail monthly passes will be mailed back after the 20th of every month. For question related to Metrolink TAP enabled tickets, visit www.metrolinktrains.com/tap.