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Fares & Passes

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.

METRO Local Bus Fares

Adult One Way $1.35
Ages 5-11 $0.60
Ages 4 and Younger FREE
Transfer $0.05
Discount One Way* $0.65
Day Pass $3.75
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 Fares

Ages 12-64 $1.00 per boarding
Ages 65 and Older $0.50 per boarding
Ages 5-11 $0.50 per boarding
Ages 4 and Younger FREE
Persons with Disabilities* $0.50 per boarding
 Day Pass  $2.00
 3-Day Pass $5.00
 20-Ride Pass  $15.00

METRO Links Fares

One-Way $2.70
Round-Trip $5.40
10-Ride Pass $25

 *Disability and Discount Fares

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. The METRO disability and discount fare pass application may be emailed to you by clicking here and is 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.

Special Fare Agreements

Rock Region METRO has fare agreements with the UA – Little Rock and UA – Pulaski Technical College that allow full-time enrolled students to ride for “free” (with a pass paid for by the respective universities). 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). Learn more by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions section and clicking on Fares & Passes, then Student Passes.

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Save even more money with multi-ride passes that offer savings over per ride fares. Visit our online store to start saving today!

Payment Information

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 METRO Streetcar 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 riders may make on board payments via cash, passes, debit or credit cards (American Express, Discover, Mastercard and VISA are accepted) and major “tap and pay” services (Apple Pay, Google Wallet). METRO Links riders may make on board payments via cash, checks or passes.

Sales Outlet Partner Locations

METRO Local Bus Pass Sales Outlet Partner Locations

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.

METRO Streetcar Pass Sales Outlet Partner Locations

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, 1509 W. 7th St., Little Rock
City of North Little Rock City Services, 120 Main St., North Little Rock
Downtown Riverside RV Park, 50 Riverfront Dr., North Little Rock
Hampton Inn & Suites, 320 River Market Ave., Little Rock
Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. 3rd St., Little Rock
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, 101 S. Spring St., Little Rock
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Little Rock, 521 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock

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