Heading out in Houston? Give the car a brake and let the city’s 22.9 miles of METRORail
handle all of the legwork. One-way tickets cost $1.25 and all-day passes are only $3.00 and can be purchased using cash or credit at all rail stops. Discounted fares are available to students, seniors, Medicare cardholders, the disabled and jurors.
The 13-mile Red Line
, offers convenient and fast service between the Northline Transit Center/HCC, Burnett Transit Center, UH-Downtown, the Downtown Transit Center, Midtown, Museum District, Texas Medical Center and NRG Stadium and the Fannin South Park & Ride.
The 6.6 mile Purple Line
travels through the southeast community connecting Downtown, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston, and the Palm Center Transit Center.
The 3.3 mile Green Line
travels along Harrisburg through the historic East End connecting downtown, the Convention District, EADO/BBVA Compass Stadium, and Altic.
METRO also offers several types of bus service in Houston. Local Bus service
runs mostly on city streets, stopping at every other corner along its route. Local bus route fares are $1.25. METRO Park & Ride service is offered for long distance commuting. METRO operates 28 Park & Ride
lots to provide bus service to key destinations in the service area. One-way fare falls into four zones based on the distance a bus travels, ranging from $2.00 to $4.50; the one-way fare to The Woodlands Express is $6.00.
In addition to cash, you can use your METRO QCard
which acts as an electronic wallet for METRO riders. This unique card contains a computer chip that stores your cash balance directly onto your card. Fares are automatically deducted from your card each time you ride, just like a debit card. The METRO Q®, which stands for “quick,” also provides free transfers and tracks your progress toward earning five free trips for every 50 paid trips. Just touch your card to the METRO Q® Box on your bus or at METRO Rail platforms and you’re on your way! For more info, click here.
For information on any of METRO’s services, call (713)-635-4000 or visit www.RideMetro.org.