Fares And How To Ride
How to Ride
Getting ready to ride the bus?
Here are four easy steps to make your ride more enjoyable.
- Plan your trip ahead of time using our Destination Guide, METRO's Trip Planner tool, METRO's T.R.I.P. app, or Google Transit.
- Get a Q Card. It works just like a debit card and is used to pay bus fare. Refer to the list below or click here to find a Q Card retailer in your area; you can also order a Q Card online. Until you have a Q card, you can pay $1.25 cash for local bus routes. Information on park and ride fares can be found here.
- Walk, bike or ride to your bus pick up location with Q Card or cash in hand and board the bus. Simply touch your Q Card to the reader to pay your fare. Want to load your bike on the bus? Visit Bikes on Buses for a few simple tips.
- Earn rewards for riding the bus. Sign up for free at www.nuride.com and earn rewards for logging your green trips!
Q Card Retailer Locations
Pick up or load more transit value on your metro q card at the following convenient locations:
|Valero Corner Store||11730 Westheimer||77077||281-497-6620||Royal Oaks Club Drive & Westheimer|
|FIESTA||12584 Westheimer||77077||281-596-0600||S Dairy Ashford & Westheimer|
|HEB||11815 Westheimer||77077||281.497.7991||Westheimer @ Kirkwood|
|Kroger||1520 Eldridge||77077||281.496.6063||Westheimer @ Kirkwood|
|Kroger||12555 Briar Forest Dr||77077||281.496.9186||Briar Forest @ Dairy Ashford|
|Kroger||14344 Memorial Dr||77079||281.493.1702||Memorial @ Dairy Ashford|
|Randall's||14610 Memorial Dr||77079||281-497-0630||Memorial & Dairy Ashford|
|FIESTA||4330 Hwy 6 N||77084||281-856-5200||SH 6 & Clay Road|