New Light Rail Fares Begin March 1

As a reminder, Phoenix Light Rail fares are rising as of March 1, 2013 –

For most riders, not using a discounted fare, the changes are as follows:

1-Ride pass is currently $1.75  and rises to $2.00 as of March 1, 2013

All-day pass is currently $3.50 – $4.00 as of March 1, 2013

3 day passes are currently available for $10.50 – this option will be discontinued March 1. 2013

7 day passes are now available for $17.50 – $20.00 as of March 1, 2013

15-Day pass will be available as of March 1, 2013 $33.00. This is a new option for riders.

31 day passes are currently available for $55.00 – $64.00 as of March 1, 2013

Purchasing an all day pass for light rail is easy and will cost $4.00 as of March 1, 2013 when purchased at any light rail station. Passes can be purchased at other outlets and other fares are available.

Children 5 and under are not charged a fare for local or express/RAPID bus service or light rail when accompanied by a responsible, fare-paying adult. Tempe residents can also take advantage of the Tempe Youth Transit Pass.

Reduced fares are available to youths ages 6-18, people 65 or over, persons with disabilities and Medicare card holders with proof of eligibility. See Metro’s fare page here for reduced fare information.

ASU students and employees are still eligible to receive a Valley-wide bus and light rail pass at really great rates. Students, faculty and staff may obtain a U-Pass from any ASU campus Permit Sales office. I believe ASU employees pay $390.00 for the year ( $15.00 per pay period) and students pay $150.00 per year. Please verify with ASU for this information. For more U-Pass information, contact ASU at 480-965-1072

March 1st will be here before we know it. You might want to stock up on tickets before the deadline to save a few bucks. To me, the fares still seem very reasonable. Do you agree?


    • says

      Hi Roe,
      Their site says… “Persons with a disability, seniors age 65 and older, Medicare cardholders and youths ages 6 through 18, qualify for reduced fares and youths ages 6 through 18, qualify for reduced fares on local bus and light rail.”
      Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Jo says

    Wish they would have kept the 3 day passes. Perfect for weekend visitors, convention attendees or just a full weekend of fun.

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