Fare Payment Information

Using Light Rail Ticket Machines

Four Simple Steps...One Easy Commute
  1. Select Pass or Ticket Type
  2. Select Quantity
  3. Insert Payment
  4. Take Ticket

Pre-paid tickets: If you are using a pre-paid ticket, scan the QR code printed on the ticket and the machine will dispense a valid ticket to use for your ride. If the paper ticket doesn’t have a QR code, it can only be used at an old fare vending machine (on the Gold Line) or on bus or SmaRT Ride.

Proof of fare payment is required before boarding light rail: Violators are subject to citation under California Penal Code Section 640.

Fare vending machine malfunction: If all of the fare vending machines are not in working order at the light rail station you are departing from and you are unable to purchase or validate your ticket or pass, you may board the train without fare. If a Transit Agent requests your proof of fare payment while on the train, explain the malfunction. They will verify the status of the fare vending machines. If at least one of the fare vending machines is in working order, you will still be responsible for having the proper fare.

For your convenience: You can buy the following SacRT passes and tickets directly from fare vending machines.

Payment Options:
All Blue Line and Downtown stations accept both cash/credit or debit. New machines will soon being installed on the Gold Line that accept both cash/credit or debit. At this time, please prepare to pay cash from a fare vending machine on the Gold Line.

Passes & Tickets Available on Fare Vending Machines

Type Price
Basic Monthly Pass $100.00
Basic Semi-Monthly Pass $50.00
Basic Daily Pass $7.00
Discount Daily Pass $3.50
Basic Single Fare $2.50
Discount Single Fare $1.25

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