Most of the costs of our public transit system are not charged to Rock Region METRO riders. The cities of Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Sherwood and Maumelle; Pulaski County; the federal government and the state of Arkansas all offset the true cost of a ride on a Rock Region METRO bus, paratransit van or streetcar.
Fares and other direct revenue such as advertising help fund roughly 13 percent of the annual agency budget. The Rock Region METRO board and staff work hard to provide riders with a significant cost savings for their transportation by offering great value in per ride fares. Riders are encouraged to save even more money with multi-day and multi-ride passes that offer savings over per ride fares. Because fare revenue contributes to the METRO annual operating budget, making vital transit service possible, METRO does not provide free bus or streetcar passes or service to individuals, private nonprofits, public agencies and other organizations. Please do not solicit METRO employees for free or specially discounted passes or service.
|Adult One Way||$1.35|
|Ages 4 and Younger||FREE|
|Discount One Way* (Applies to Half-Price Fare Discounts Only, Not Student Discounts, Which Are Not Half-Price)||$0.65|
|Adult 10-Ride Pass||$11.50|
|Adult 31-Day Pass||$36.00|
|Discount 10-Ride Pass*||$5.75|
|Discount 31-Day Pass*||$18.00|
|Student 31- Day Pass*||$19.50|
METRO Streetcar rides are fare-free all of 2020.
Rock Region METRO offers disability and discount fares to persons with disabilities, persons 65 and older, Medicare recipients, students (defined as persons 12 or older who are enrolled in a public, private or charter middle, junior high or high school, including home school programs) and instructors who provide transit training to riders. Click here for the Disability Discount Fare Application (for disability-based discounts). Click here for the Discount Fare Application (for Medicare-, age- and student-based discounts). This form is also available at the River Cities Travel Center, 310 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock. Riders approved for a disability or discount fare pass will be issued a photo ID by Rock Region METRO and will be required to show the ID on each boarding to receive discounted fares. Please Note: To keep the pass sales line moving efficiently at the travel center during peak travel times, the travel center will only accept discount fare pass applications and make discount fare application photo IDs between 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m. The METRO team may take up to five business days to process discount fare applications.
Rock Region METRO has fare agreements with the UA – Little Rock, UA – Pulaski Technical College and Shorter College that allow full-time enrolled students to ride for “free” (with a pass paid for by the respective universities/college). METRO also has a fare agreement with the Little Rock School District for all high school students attending one of the five district high schools (Hall, Central, J.A. Fair, McClellan and Parkview). METRO’s latest fare agreement allows all full-time eStem students to ride by showing their eStem-issued student photo ID. Learn more by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions section and clicking on Fares & Passes, then Student Passes.
Save even more money with multi-ride passes that offer savings over per ride fares.
Did You Know? You can buy and send Rock Region METRO day passes or multi-day and multi-ride passes to others’ smartphones for no extra charges via tokentransit.com. Simply enter the rider’s 10-digit smartphone number. Pass recipients will be alerted instantly via text message to download the free Token Transit app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, and their pass will be waiting for them within the app. Purchasers’ payment information remains private and secure, and riders get the pass instantly — no pickup appointments required! The Token Transit app requires riders to have iPhone iOS 9.0 or later or Android 5.0 or later and Internet access via a data package that allows for in-app pass verification. It’s the perfect solution for the on-the-go transit rider who carries a charged smartphone.
Or, visit our online store to order a physical pass and have it mailed to you.
The River Cities Travel Center and Rock Region METRO Administration Office accept cash, check and debit or credit card payments for passes.
Exact change is suggested on all METRO Local and Express bus trips. A redeemable change card will be issued for any change amounts of $1 or more. Change cards can be used for fare payments and/or redeemed for their cash value at the Rock Region METRO Administration Office (901 Maple St., North Little Rock, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or the River Cities Travel Center (310 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.).
Exact change is required for all cash transactions on METRO Links paratransit vans.
METRO Local riders may make on board payments via cash or passes only. METRO Streetcar rides are fare-free beginning Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 and running throughout the remainder of 2018 and all of 2019. METRO Links riders may make on board payments via cash, checks or passes.
The general public may purchase bus passes at full price at the Regions Bank located at 1217 W. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock and at the North Little Rock City Services building, 120 Main St., North Little Rock.