Student Fare Cards

K-12 Students

Middle and high school students can pay with cash (on the bus only), and still receive their 50 percent discount using their student ID card. Elementary students can also pay with cash (on the bus only) without having to show an ID. NOTE: Riders paying with cash will not receive a free transfer.

Students must be able to provide the following and mail-in the student METRO Fare Card registration form, or visit the METRO RideStore.

  • Name required on METRO Q® Fare Card or METRO Day Pass
  • Current school ID, class schedule, enrollment form, report card (on school letterhead) or student METRO fare card registration form signed by the parent or guardian
  • Must be registered

Applying Online

Applying by Mail

  • Complete form for METRO fare card registration signed by parent or guardian

Applying in Person

  • Provide one of the following:
    • Current school ID
    • class schedule
    • enrollment form or report card (on school letterhead)
  • Contact information (mailing address, phone number, or email address)

METRO Day Pass Brochure - English (PDF)
Folleto De METRO Day Pass - Español (PDF)

College & University Students

Students can order online, must be able to provide the following and mail-in the student METRO Fare Card registration form, or visit the METRO RideStore.

  • To qualify you must show one of the following:
    • Must show current class schedule and a fee receipt
    • Letter from the college verifying you are a current student
    • Student METRO fare card registration form signed and stamped by school registrar
  • Government Issued Photo ID - required

Applying Online

Applying by Mail

  • Complete form for METRO fare card registration signed and stamped by registrar

Applying in Person

  • Provide one of the following:
    • Must show current class schedule and a fee receipt
    • Letter from the college verifying your a current student
    • Student METRO fare card registration form signed and stamped by school registrar

UH Ride Guide Brochure (PDF)

UH logoUniversity of Houston

METRO currently offers connections to various services throughout the UH campus, including multiple bus routes and the METRORail Purple Line. A list of popular destinations has been provided to help you get started. Get your Student METRO Q® Fare Card on campus. Now available where you get your UH student ID.
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HCC logoHouston Community College

Get your Student METRO Q® Fare Card on campus. Now available where you get your HCC student ID.
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LSC logoLone Star College - North Harris

Get your Student METRO Q® Fare Card on campus. Now available where you get your Lone Star College student ID.
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TSU logoTexas Southern University

METRO currently offers connections to various services throughout the TSU campus, including multiple bus routes and the METRORail Purple Line. A list of popular destinations has been provided to help you get started. Get your Student METRO Q® Fare Card on campus. Now available where you get your TSU student ID.
learn more >>