Lower Fares Proposed

As part of the proposed 2022 budget, we’ve proposed lowering a number of fares.

The proposed changes will make transfers FREE, make the popular discounted pass prices from the summer/fall permanent, as well as lower the price of other passes!

This is intended to make our already-low fares even more affordable, support the region’s ongoing recovery from the pandemic, respond to changing commuter patterns and continue to drive a return to public transit.

Visit transitchicago.com/finance for complete details, including the proposed 2022 budget, Notice of Public Hearing (including info about how to participate) and more.

Proposed fare & ticket changes
Fare type Old fare New fare
1-Day CTA Pass/ticket $10 $5
3-Day CTA Pass/ticket $20 $15
7-Day CTA Pass $28 $20
7-Day CTA/Pace Pass $33 $25
30-Day CTA/Pace Pass $105 $75
30-Day CTA/Pace Reduced Fare Pass $50 $35
Metra Link-Up Pass $55 $30 (eff.
early 2022)
Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) fare
Fare paid directly at reader via a contactless payment card or device method (non-Ventra-transit direct contactless payments)
$2.50 bus $2.25 bus
Ventra Card rate)
Up to 2 additional rides within 2 hours of paying a fare
25¢ full FREE
15¢ reduced FREE