Metro tickets and passes are valid on Metro Buses and Metro Rail. Pass must be retained for duration of trip. Tokens are no longer sold, but are still accepted.

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  Full Fare Reduced Fare Where to buy
Standard Fare $2 $1  
Day Pass $5 $2.50  
7 Day Pass $25 $12.50  
30 Day Pass $75 $37.50  
Monthly Pass $75 $37.50  
Pal Pass (10 Trip) $35    
Pal Pass (20 Trip) $70    
Summer Go Pass $60    


Discounts come with every pass.

Xtras for Metro Monthly Pass Holders. If you are a Metro monthly pass holder, you can take advantage of the Metro Xtras discount offer program. Just show your valid Metro monthly pass or Metro College Pass at any of the participating merchants and you will be eligible for the discounts as indicated below:

Note - offers are subject to change so please continue to check our website for updates.



Allentown Music  - 10% off your entire purchase. Not valid with other offers, sale items, or lessons
1113 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222
Aquarium of Niagara  - $1 off admission
701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1037
Aurum  - 10% off any jewelry, appraisal, or jewelry repair.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens (seasonal) - 1$ off admission
Boulevard Mall Complimentary savings book available at Guest Services with proof of Metro pass
Buffalo Bisons (seasonal)- $2 off admission (exludes Friday & special events) CocaCola Park 843-4373
Buffalo Museum of Science - $1 off general admission
1020 Humboldt Pkwy Ste 1, Buffalo, NY 14211-1293
The Buffalo History Museum - Buy one regular museum admission, get one free
One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216 - 716.873.9644
Buffalo Zoo - 20% off regular admission
Canalside (seasonal) - Buy One Get One Admission to The Ice at Canalside
Monday - Thursday ONLY. Does not include skate rental.
  China One Super Buffet - 15% off entire bill
980 Union Road West Seneca New York 14224 (Southgate Plaza) 716.675.3888
Community Music School - 10% Off Classes or Individual Lessons
Dipson Theatres - $2 off adult evening admission (offers cannot be combined)
Duty Free America - 10% off any purchase, $50 or more
  Eaton Chocolates - $2 off a $10 purchase
Explore & More Children's Museum - One free admission per family per visit
Fantastic Sams  - 10% OFF any Adult or Child Shampoo, Cut & Style at regular price
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls  - Free Green Savings Card (Retails for $5)
Ferros Famous Pizza  - $1 off pasta dinners - West Seneca
Gino & Joe's  - Buy any 2 slices of pizza, receive a free 22oz drink or $3.00 off an XL pizza with 2 or more toppings avail at first floor only.
Just Pizza  - 10% Off Your Purchase of $20.00 or More
The Massage Suite & Spa Inc. - $10 off a massage
McDonalds  - Free large Iced coffee with purchase of large Iced coffee Al la Carte Only.
only for the University Plaza, Amherst location
Record Theatre - 10% off any merchandise excluding gift certificates and special offers
Tanning Bed - Buy a one week membership and get one extra day of tanning FREE.
Good for all Buffalo area locations
Theater of Youth - $5 off single ticket
203 Allen St., Buffalo
Ujima Company, Inc. - $5 discount on any single ticket (Seasonal)
545 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo


Vendors interested in participating in Metro Xtras?
Call (716) 855-7300, TTY / relay 711 or (800) 662-1220.

Go on, cut your own taxes.

With Metro Perk employers can offer employees a pre-tax benefit for transit use. Employers using Metro Perk reduce payroll taxes. Employees reduce their taxable income, saving approximately 30%. It is easy to set up and even easier to use.

Metro Perk step one An employee informs his or her employer what kind of Metro pass they use each month using this form. It allows the cost of that pass to come out of his or her paycheck and should be given to Human Resources or Payroll or whatever department handles the benefit.
Metro Perk step two An employer deducts the costs of the passes from all participating employees and orders those passes from Metro.
Metro Perk step three Passes are handed out. Metro will make sure passes are available to employers before the month in which they are good.

The savings add up

For employees – A $75 monthly pass as a real cost of $53 for people in a 15% tax bracket. People in a higher tax bracket could save even more. The full $75 is taken out of a paycheck, but before taxes. By avoiding tax on that money, most Metro riders will save about 30%.
Employee Participation Form

For employers – Every $1,000 reduction in payroll saves $76 in FICA, annually. (Savings dependent on payroll tax rates and wage base.) Social Security and other savings may also apply.
Employee Monthly Form

For more information contact:

NFTA-Metro Cash Management Office
Attn: Metro Perk
181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203

phone: (716) 855-7202 | fax: (716) 855-7311 | TTY/Relay 711 or (800) 662-1220

Reminder: When using Token Transit on the Metro Rail, you must fully activate your Token Transit pass before going down the stairs. You’ll know it is activated when you see the photo of the Buffalo skyline. If your pass is not activated, you may receive a Notice of Violation. See Steps 4 and 5 below for more information.

Token Transit
You can pay your NFTA Metro bus or rail fare quickly and easily with your smartphone using the Token Transit app.

On the Token Transit app, you can purchase tickets using your credit or debit card. Tickets can be purchased for immediate use or stored for future trips.

Available tickets include:

  • Single ride (bus/rail)
  • Round trip rail
  • Day pass

How to use Token Transit

Step 1: Download

Download Token Transit from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android)

App Store
Google Play

Step 2: Setup

Set up your account. You will need a credit or debit card to set up an account and purchase tickets.

Step 3: Purchase

Select the tickets you want to purchase. Your options are: single ride (bus), single ride (rail), round trip rail, and day pass.

Step 4: Activate

When you’re ready to ride, go to the Pass Wallet in the Token Transit app on your phone and tap the ticket to activate. Do not activate your ticket until you see your bus or arrive at your rail station, as all tickets have expiration times/dates. When riding the Metro Rail, be sure to activate your ticket before you go down the steps. You need wifi or cell service to activate your ticket.

Step 5: Ride

As you board the bus, show the bus driver your phone displaying your activated ticket. On the rail, if a ticket inspector requests your ticket, show them your phone displaying your activated ticket.

You can buy single ride (bus), single ride (rail), round trip rail, and day pass. Reduce fare tickets are also available to purchase through the app. To purchase a reduced fare pass, when you are in the “buy passes” screen, tap on “adult” and change to “reduced." Then proceed to select your fare type and purchase.
When you’re ready to ride, go to the Pass Wallet in the Token Transit app on your phone and tap your ticket to activate it.


  • Do not activate your ticket until you see your bus or you arrive at your rail station. All tickets have expiration times/dates.
  • When riding the Metro Rail, be sure to fully activate your pass before you go down the steps. You need wifi or cell service to activate your pass. You’ll know it is activated when you see the photo of the Buffalo skyline.
When you activate your ticket, it will open up to show the photo of the Buffalo skyline. Additionally, active tickets will be displayed in the Pass Wallet, which appears when the Token Transit app is opened. Once activated, tickets in the Pass Wallet will clearly show the time left before the ticket expires.
An internet connection is required in order to purchase your ticket, and to activate your ticket. If riding the Metro Rail, be sure to activate your ticket before you go down the steps.
If you experience any technical issues with the app, your mobile passes, or payment, contact Token Transit at or 415-91-TOKEN (86536).
Yes. You can purchase several tickets at a time and then activate them one by one when you are ready to use them
If you provide an email address in the Account page on the app, receipts will be sent to that email address. Tap the “person” icon in the top right of the app to open up the Account page.
Single ride bus tickets will expire 15 minutes after activation. Single ride rail tickets will expire 45 minutes after activation. When using Token Transit on the bus, it is important to wait until your bus is arriving and you’re ready to board before you activate your ticket. When using Token Transit on the rail, it is important to activate your ticket before you go below ground where there is no cellular or wifi signal.
No, you must have a credit or debit card to purchase tickets on the Token Transit app. You can still use cash onboard and at Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs). For more information on how to buy a ticket without Token Transit, visit Metro Fares.
Yes, you can pay for multiple people with one smart phone, but you have to activate the tickets one by one.
Yes, you can purchase a ticket on the Token Transit app and email or text it to someone else. Visit for more details.
All personal and credit card information is securely stored, using Token Transit's encrypted Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant server.
Tickets are not transferable or replaceable. All sales are final. However, if you experience technical issues, please contact Token Transit, at, calling 415-91-TOKEN (86536) or by using the "contact us" section of the app, under account settings which will have Token Transit email and phone number.
You are responsible for keeping your phone charged while using your ticket. Refunds will not be issued if you are unable to use your ticket due to a dead phone battery.
Your tickets and payment information are linked to the account associated with your phone number; they are not linked to your physical phone. Logging in with your phone number on a new device will restore your previous ticket and payment information.

Call us at 716.855.7211 | TTY / relay 711 or 800.662.1220


Each bus route is different. Do is Metro Rail.  They all tend to run later on weeknights. If there is a special event, like a Sabres game or a concert, Metro may run latter than the schedule reads.  All of Metro's schedules are at


Buy in bulk
Businesses and organizations realize savings every day from economies of scale. Metro Bus and Rail is now extending that same efficiency to your business - Metro’s Corporate Pass Program.

The proposal
There is give and take in every deal. Here’s ours: Give your employees a $10 discount on Metro Monthly Passes, and Metro will match it. Your organization buys passes at $65 and passes $55 cost onto employees. Organizations need to purchase a minimum of 25 passes. 

To take advantage, companies simply need to sign a contract, set up payment and select delivery options.


  • Companies may not charge employees more than $55. Companies may certainly charge less.
  • Discounts starts with a purchase of 25 passes.
  • Contracts need to take effect two weeks prior to the start of the month in which passes are valid.
  • Passes are for employee use only.
  • NFTA-Metro reserves the right to audit participating companies and organizations for compliance.
  • Failure to abide by any of these conditions will result in removal from the program.
  • Some restrictions apply.

More savings
The Corporate Pass Program works in concert with Metro Perk, Metro’s pre-tax savings initiative. Because public transportation-related expenditures can be taken from pay checks pre-tax, corporate Metro Monthly Pass purchases bring additional savings to employers and employees.
Employers using Metro Perk reduce payroll taxes. Employees reduce their taxable income, saving approximately 30% on monthly passes.

For most full participants -
A $75 Metro Monthly Pass, purchased through the Corporate Pass Program becomes $55.
Paid for with pre-tax dollars, the out-of-pocket cost to the employee is just $38.50.
Each program is easy to set up and even easier to use. Forms are available at

For more information
or call
NFTA-Metro Customer Care 716-855-7211    |     TTY/Relay 711 or 800-662-1220