Metra is a Chicago area commuter rail system that makes travelling to and from downtown Chicago and its surrounding areas easy. Originating from downtown Chicago, Metra travels on 11 lines through a six-county area of northeast Illinois, with stops at 241 stations.
Fares on Metra is distance-based, using a zone system. The system consists of twelve fare zones and riders are charged based on the number of zones they travel through. Regular one-way fares to downtown Chicago range from $3.50 from the closest zone, Zone A, to $10.50 from the farthest, Zone M.
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Metra offers a $8 Weekend Pass for unlimited rides on both Saturday and Sunday. These passes can be purchased using the Ventra App. Pass in Not valid for travel on the South Shore (NICTD).
|A||Chicago Union Station|
*No Tickets sold at these stations.
**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.
A $5.00 penalty will be charged in addition to any incremental charges ($1.00 for the first zone and 50¢ for each additional zone, 50¢/25¢ for reduced fare) for travel beyond the zone limits of your ticket if you fail to notify the conductor. A $1.00 surcharge will be added to your fare for currency transactions involving $50.00 bills or larger.
Metra - Childs fare
Children Ages 7-11 ride at Half Fare. Children under 7 ride Free with fare-paying adult.(Up to three children free per adult.)
For more information about Metra services visit their website at metrarail.com.
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