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New! Metro has introduced new fareboxes that accept bills and coins.
For every ride, exact fare is required. No change or refunds can be given.
Metro’s bus tokens are no longer for sale. Silver tokens will still be accepted for a one-way, $1.75 ride within Zone 1 (City of Cincinnati) until June 30, 2013. In June 2013, you can exchange 10 tokens for 10-ride tickets at the Sales Office. No cash refunds will be given for tokens. Learn more: Token FAQs
$1.75 Within City of Cincinnati (Zone 1)
$2.65 Hamilton County, outside City limits, plus Rt. 23X (Zone 2)
$3.00 Harrison, Ohio (52X)
$3.50 Butler County (Zone 4)
$3.75 Clermont County (Rts. 28, 29X, 82X)
$4.25 Warren County (Zone 5, Rts. 71X, 71)
50 cents Rt. 85 Riverfront parking shuttle
If traveling between zones or if you’ll need a transfer, please let the driver know when paying your fare.
If you’re in one of these qualifying groups, your fare is half-price on any trip:
85 cents Within City of Cincinnati (Zone 1)
$1.30 To, from or within Hamilton County (Zone 2)
$1.50 To, from or within Harrison, Ohio (Harrison)
$1.75 Butler County (Zone 4)
$1.85 Clermont County (Clermont)
$2.10 Warren County (Zone 5)
A transfer costs 50 cents.
Please request your transfer when paying fare.
Good on any route, any direction for 90 minutes.
Good for up to two bus changes per transfer or until time expires.
Purchase a Metro pass online through Metro’s secure payment system.
Mercantile Center arcade
120 E. Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Open weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open first two days and last day of each month 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Closed weekends and major holidays.
Free schedules and bus information are also available.
You can also purchase bus passes by phone using your Visa or MasterCard, simply call Metro’s sales office at 513-632-7699 during business hours noted above.
Call Metro’s information line 513-621-4455
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays
Closed Sundays and major holidays
Stored Value Cards will be available in prepaid amounts of $10, $20 and $30 starting on Aug. 1, 2013.
Stored Value Cards can be used like cash to pay all zone fares, buy transfers, pay discounted fares such as Fare Deal, children’s fares or UC or Cincinnati State fares, and even for multiple riders.
Riders must tell the driver what they are paying for before they insert the cards into the slot on top of the farebox. Metro’s farebox will deduct fare from the stored-value card on each ride until all funds have been used.
Starting Aug. 1, Metro stored value cards will be for sale at Metro’s sales office, 120 E. Fourth Street, Mercantile Building arcade downtown, weekdays 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. After that date, Metro will no longer sell 10-ride Zone 1 tickets. We will continue to accept 10-ride Zone 1 tickets through Dec. 31, 2013.
Learn more: Frequently Asked Questions about Metro Stored Value Cards and 10-Ride Zone 1 Tickets.
With Metro's 30-day rolling passes, it's never been easier to go*Metro! Find out which pass is right for you.
You can buy your pass online or in person at sales outlets throughout the community.
New! Attention employers! Metro also has a great new pass program for employees: Pre-Tax Transit passes.
$70 Zone 1
$106 Zone 2
$140 Zone 4
$170 Zone 5/All pass
$105 Metro/TANK pass
Beyond the designated zone, an additional zone fare is required. Visit the Metro pass page for more information.
If you’re a token user or occasional rider, 10-ride Zone 1 (City of Cincinnati) tickets give you the convenience you need.
Get your 10-ride Zone 1 ticket for $17.50 at Metro’s sales office at 120 East Fourth Street downtown across from Government Square.
Have questions? See our Token/10-ride pass FAQ page.
Cash is ALWAYS accepted.
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