Ventra is the name of our fare system.

You can buy Ventra Cards to store passes and fare value or disposable Ventra Tickets to ride CTA and Pace buses.

Learn more

  • To learn more about our fares, where to buy fare and how to pay, see our Fares page
  • To learn more about Ventra, visit ventrachicago.com
  • For help & information about how to use Ventra, visit Ventra How-To

Load fare online

  • To manage the fare in your Ventra account, including adding value and passes for use with your Ventra Card, log into the Ventra app or onto the Ventra website.


Quick links to info on the Ventra website

System status snapshot
‘L’ route status
Red Line
Normal Service
Blue Line
Normal Service
Brown Line
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Green Line
Normal Service
Orange Line
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Pink Line
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Purple Line
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Bus routes w/alerts
Elevator alerts