Exams! Parking! Books! Pizza! Gas Prices! Students already have enough to think about without worrying about how they are going to get to school. Metrolink makes it easy for students to travel to and from school, as well as to do fun extracurricular activities, year-round with the 25% student discount ticket.
Students of any age are eligible for a 25% student discount. Simply select the student fare type when purchasing your ticket at any Metrolink ticket machine or on the Metrolink Mobile App. A valid Student ID must be available upon fare inspection.
So, where will you go…AFTER school, of course?
Did You Know?
- Metrolink connects six counties in Southern California—making it easier for students to take a study break and explore.
- All Metrolink student tickets and passes include FREE transfers on most connecting transit.
- A Metrolink Student Monthly Pass includes system-wide travel on the weekends and free access to the LAX Flyaway service.
- You can earn points for the miles you travel that can be redeemed for FREE tickets when you sign up for SoCal Explorer.
- Our Personal Impact Calculator shows you how much you can save by taking the train and by doing so, how you significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
- Taking the train is easy when you know How-to-Ride.
PICK THE PASS THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU
Metrolink can be used for more than just a ride to school. With access to shopping centers, hiking trails, museums, restaurants, beaches and more, Metrolink is your ticket to explore Southern California, valid on various ticket and pass types.
Best for students planning a day out with friends or a spontaneous trip to the beach
Ideal for students looking for the flexibility to explore multiple places in a 60-day period
Round-trip same day:
Valid for a round-trip from and to the origin station and destination station marked on ticket. The first leg of the trip is valid for three hours from the time of purchase. The return ticket is valid for travel anytime on the same day as the first leg of the trip or until 3 a.m. the following day. You can buy a paper round-trip ticket for a future date, up to 1 year in advance from the ticket vending machines. Future dated tickets are valid on the two dates printed on the ticket.
Travel must begin within three hours from time of purchase, and end that same day. Ideal for infrequent travelers who complete their trip in one day. Round-trip mobile tickets expire at 3 a.m. following the date of purchase.
Valid for unlimited rides in a calendar month on Metrolink. Save approximately 36% (based on 44 one-way rides per month).
- Valid for unlimited travel between the origin and destination stations during the calendar month printed on the pass.
- Monthly Passes are also valid for unlimited systemwide travel after 7:00 p.m. on Friday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
Monthly Pass holders can take advantage of the Rail 2 Rail® program, to ride both Metrolink and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains between the station pair printed on the ticket.
Monthly Passes are sold from the 25th of the current month to the 14th of the new month. Passes are non-transferrable. Do not laminate, cut or photocopy.
TAG US IN YOUR ADVENTURES
Take a break from studying and explore Southern California. Share your Metrolink experience on TikTok and tag us @metrolinktrains to be entered into a monthly drawing to win tickets and Metrolink swag.@metrolinktrains
Yes, Metrolink offers a 25% discount for students. The student discount is automatically applied when the “Student/Youth” ticket type is selected when purchasing a One-Way Ticket, Round-Trip Ticket, 7-Day Pass, 5-Day Flex Pass, 10-Day Flex Pass or Monthly Pass on the Metrolink App or at a Metrolink Ticket Machine.
No, the student discount is available to students of any age with a valid Student ID.
Students can purchase tickets on the Metrolink App or at any Metrolink Ticket Machine. The 25% student discount is automatically applied when the “Student/Youth” ticket type is selected when purchasing a One-Way Ticket, Round-Trip Ticket, 7-Day Pass, 5-Day Flex Pass, 10-Day Flex Pass or Monthly Pass on the Metrolink App or at a Metrolink Ticket Machine.
The student discount is only for current students with a valid Student ID. A pass can be purchased without a Student ID, but a valid Student ID must be presented to the fare inspector upon request.
Yes, a valid Student ID must be presented to the fare inspector upon request.
The 25% student discount is automatically applied when the “Student/Youth” ticket type is selected when purchasing a One-Way Ticket, Round-Trip Ticket, 7-Day Pass, 5-Day Flex Pass, 10-Day Flex Pass or Monthly Pass. The student discount is not available for the $10 Weekend Day Pass, $15 Summer Day Pass or special event tickets.
Absolutely. You’re welcome to take the train to explore Southern California whenever you need a break from studying.
No, the student discount is only available for current students with a valid Student ID.
No, there is no class credit minimum to take advantage of the student discount.
No, your school does not need to be in California to take advantage of the student discount. We welcome out-of-state students to take the train when they are in Southern California, as long as you present a valid Student ID.