Regional Transportation Authority

There are many ways to save money while using transit services from the RTA. Explore our various fare programs and see if you’re eligible for a reduced fare or even a free ride. Learn more about our regular fares.
Reduced Fare Program
Reduced Fare Program
Are you eligible for our Reduced Fare Program? If you meet our qualifications, you could reduce your fare by half while still enjoying all of the convenience of public transportation.
Seniors Ride Free Program
Ride Free Program (Formerly Circuit Ride Free Program)
Travel for free if you reside in Illinois, aged 65 or older, or a person with a disability and qualify through the Department on Aging's Benefit Access Program. Sign up today!
Transition to Ventra
The CTA and Pace are transitioning to Ventra™, a convenient new payment system that will let you use a single fare card for regional transit throughout the Chicago area.
Military Service Fare Program
Free or reduced fare rides are available for qualifying military personnel in the RTA’s service region of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.
Transit Benefit Fare Program
Transit Benefit Fare Program
The RTA wants to help you and your employer reduce commuting costs. Learn how easy it is for your company to participate—and start getting to work for less today.

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