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Buy Fares & Gifts

Ventra
Get your Ventra Card for easy loading of fares and passes at machines, online, at retailers or over the phone.

Fare Information
Learn about how much it costs to ride and how to pay your fare.

Where to Buy Magnetic Stripe Passes, In Person
Buy magnetic stripe passes at stores.

Vending Machine Locations
Find out where vending machines are located around town.

Chicago Card Plus
Online management for existing accounts.

Gifts (CTAGifts.com)
Get a bit of Chicago Transit--accessories, apparel, and more!

Group Sales
Learn how to buy fares for a large group.

 

 


Looking for other types of fare payment options? See U-Pass, Free & Reduced Fares, Military Service Pass, and Seniors Ride Free.

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Trains:

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Blue Line Normal Service
Brown Line Normal Service
Green Line Normal Service
Orange Line Normal Service
Purple Line Normal Service
Pink Line Normal Service
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