Ventra App: How to Use Ventra Transit Value to Buy a Metra Mobile Ticket
You can use money that you've already loaded into a Ventra transit account ("transit value") to buy Metra mobile tickets in the Ventra app.
This means that even if you load cash into a Ventra transit account at vending machines or at Ventra retail locations, you can use this value to buy and use Metra mobile tickets in the Ventra app.
When purchasing a Metra mobile ticket in the app, simply choose to pay with "transit value" from your registered Ventra Card as your payment method.
The fare on Metra is the same when you use Ventra transit value to pay, and no on-board surcharge is applied.