From transit to
Ventra® does it all


New Ventra 2.0 Card

Contactless and convenient way to pay for transit

Tap and board CTA and Pace trains and buses

Purchase passes and add transit value at CTA rail stations, through the Ventra app, participating retail locations, online or by phone

Online account management and lost/stolen Ventra Card protection with registration

$5.00 one-time Ventra Card purchase fee is immediately refunded as transit value upon registration

Ventra works with mobile payments in Apple Pay and Google Pay

Pay-as-you-go using payment cards in Apple Pay and Google Pay without having to create a Transit Account.

Or, with the new Ventra app, add a Ventra Card to Google Pay, iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for rides with transit value and passes

To learn more about using mobile wallets with Ventra click here


Mobile Payment

New Ventra App Dashboard

The new Ventra app — Easier. Faster. Better.

Faster navigation, a simplified home screen and user-friendly design

Easier CTA and Pace account management

Improved Metra mobile tickets

Add a Ventra Card to Google Pay or your iPhone and Apple Watch

New trip planning tool and more

Click here to learn more about what the Ventra App has to offer

Contactless Bankcard

Use your own contactless bankcard

Pay-as-you-go without having to create a Transit Account

Add passes and transit value at Ventra Vending Machines or participating Ventra Retail Locations 

To learn more about using a contactless bankcard for payments, click here

This symbol  Contactless_Symbol_Ventra_Blue  means your card is contactless

Disposable contactless paper tickets available at CTA rail stations

Tap and board CTA trains and buses

Single-ride ticket

One-day ticket

Cash still accepted on buses

Ventra Ticket

Cash, Reduced Fares, Permits and Passes

Cash will still be accepted on buses

Eligible CTA and Pace customers will continue to receive a reduced fare

Reduced fare customers, including seniors and students, will be provided with a new hard plastic card that works on the Ventra System

Card design varies by program

Get help with all
things Ventra

phonewhite  1.877.NOW.VENTRA (1.877.669.8368)


buildingwhite  Ventra Customer Service Center:
        567 W. Lake Street, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60661

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