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Reduced Fare Program

Reduced Fare Program

Chicago Transit Authority

Reduced fare on CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) buses and trains for students and children.

Services Offered

Transportation • Reduced Fare • Public Transportation


Chicago Transit Authority provides reduced fare rides on public transportation for children and students.


, Chicago, IL 41.8781136 -87.6297982

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish


  • Children under the age of 7 can receive a free ride with a fare-paying customer.
  • Children 7-11 years old are eligible for reduced fares.
  • Student reduced fares are available for elementary and high school students.


  • This service is free


  • Children accepted
  • Teens accepted

How to Apply

Students must sign up for a Ventra Student Card. Non-CPS students can download a Ventra application here. Call 1-888-968-7282, option 2 with additional questions.