Kids ride free with My Metra’s Family Fares as Metra adds $7 pass for Memorial Day

Publication Date
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

As the summer season gets underway, it’s the perfect time to plan a family outing, and with gas prices at record highs, My Metra’s Family Fares make it even easier to climb aboard and let Metra do the driving.

Beginning Memorial Day, May 30, Metra is expanding its Family Fares program to weekdays through Labor Day. The Family Fares program allows up to three children age 11 and under to ride free with a fare-paying adult.

To make Memorial Day travel even more affordable, Metra is also offering a $7 unlimited ride pass on Monday, May 30. The flat-rate pass will be available on the Ventra App or can be purchased from ticket agents and conductors onboard and will be valid for travel through any zone, at any time, in any direction until 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.

“My Metra is for more than the work commute – it’s also for fun. Traveling on our trains is a terrific opportunity to spend time together as a family without having to worry about traffic, gas prices, and parking,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “Plus, our Day Pass and Weekend Pass options make My Metra a real bargain.”

Metra offers a variety of pass options for bargain-savvy customers. On weekdays, Metra’s $6 Day Pass covers unlimited rides within three fare zones, and its $10 Day Pass covers unlimited rides across the entire Metra system. Both Day Passes are available for purchase on the Ventra App only and are good for travel until 3 a.m. the next morning. For weekend travel, Metra’s $7 Saturday or Sunday Day Pass is good for unlimited rides on either Saturday or Sunday. The $10 Weekend Pass (available on the Ventra app only) is good for unlimited rides on both weekend days. All these passes can be used in conjunction with Metra's Family Fares.

Metra will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Monday, May 30. There will be no service on the North Central Service, SouthWest Service and Heritage Corridor lines that day. Schedules and more information about using the Metra system are available at