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New Fares in Effect

All Routes
Sunday, January 07, 2018
to TBD
Impact Level:
Special Note

Full Description:

Beginning Sunday, January 7, changes to full and reduced fares, and the cost of 30-day passes, go into effect. The changes are as follows:

Fare Type Old Fare New Fare
Effective Jan 7
 Full Fare Bus1  $2.00  $2.25
 Full Fare Rail1  $2.25  $2.50
 Full Fare Cash
(Bus only; no transfers)
 $2.25  $2.50
 PAYG (no transfers)2  $2.25  $2.50
 30-Day CTA/Pace Pass  $100  $105


Fare Type Old Fare New Fare
Effective Jan 7
Reduced Fare - Bus $1.00 $1.10
Reduced Fare - Rail3 $1.10 $1.25
Reduced Fare Cash
(Bus only; no transfers)
$1.10 $1.25

1Fares paid with Ventra Transit Account Value
2 PAYG - Pay as you go fare for bus and rail except at O’Hare Blue Line station using contactless personal bankcard or pay app on mobile phone.
3 Includes entry fare at O’Hare station.

All other fares, including but not limited to transfers, student fares, Single-Ride Tickets, other unlimited ride passes, U-Passes and Link-Up passes, are not changing and remain the same.
Sufficient fare value in transit account is required to ride.


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