Metra is extending the availability of its popular and affordable $10 All-Day Pass at least until Dec. 31, 2021.
“As Chicagoans continue to ease their way back into the office and use Metra for leisure trips, the $10 All-Day Pass remains a great option and a great deal,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Jim Derwinski. “Making travel easy and affordable is just another way we can be My Metra for our customers.”
The All-Day Pass is good for unlimited rides on any and all Metra lines all day until 3 a.m. the next morning. For most trips, the All-Day Pass costs less than two one-way fares. The pass was introduced on June 1, 2020 and is currently used by about a third of Metra riders.
For all fare purchases, Metra riders are strongly encouraged to use the Ventra app. Using the app and the $10 All-Day Pass doesn’t simply save money – it provides an added measure of safety by reducing close interaction between Metra customers and crew members, allowing riders to “Touch Less, Pay Less.”
All-Day Passes purchased in the app expire after seven days. Customers can also buy the pass with cash or credit from an agent or with cash on the train. However, if a customer boards at a station where they could have purchased the pass from an agent, the conductor will charge an extra $5 fee. Paper passes are good only for the day they are sold.