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Effective Date: October 20, 2020


English/Spanish Price
Adult/Adultos $2.00
Students /Estudiante $1.50

Ages 5-11 years/Edades de 5-11 años
Under 5 years old/Menores de 5 años de edad FREE/GRATIS 



Peak Hours-Hora Pico

Medicare card/tarjeta de medicare
with el metro & el lift id, mon-fri 6am—9am & 3pm to 6pm
con tarjeta de el metro o el lift lun-vie 6am—9am y 3pm 6pm 

Off Peak – Fuera de Pico

Medicare card/tarjeta de medicare
with el metro & el lift id, mon-fri 9am—3pm & 6pm to 10pm
contarjeta de el metro o el lift lun-vie 9am—3pm & 6pm to 10pm



 2 Hour Pass/Pase De 2 Horas 
Daily Pass/Pase Diario 
Weekly Pass/Pase Semanal 
Monthly Pass/Pase Mensual


Student Transportation Program Fees
Tarifas Del Programa De Transporte Estudiantil 

Fall Transportation Service Fee/Tarifa De Servicio De Transporte De Otoño
Spring Transportation Fee/Tarifa De Servicio De Transporte De Primavera 
Summer Session 1/ Sesion De Verano 1
Summer Session 2/ Sesion De Verano 2



El Lift Regular (Orange Ticket) $1.75 for rides up to 7 miles
El Lift Plus (Yellow Ticket) $2.00 for rides from 7.1 up to 14 miles
El Lift Premium (Red Ticket) $2.25 for rides 14.1 miles and over
Guest- will pay the same fare as El Lift customer
Personal Care Attendant (PCA’s) No Charge – must travel with an eligible passenger
Paratransit Fare Tickets
El Lift Regular Booklet (10 tickets) $17.50
El Lift Plus Booklet (10 tickets) $20.00
El Lift Premium Booklet (10 tickets) $22.50

All eligible riders, regardless of age, must pay exact fare when boarding. Operators cannot give change. El Lift – Regular, Plus and Premium tickets may be purchased at the following location:
Laredo Transit Center
1301 Farragut St (Main Lobby) Laredo, Texas 7804

Peak Hours:

6:00 am – 9:00 am and
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Off Peak Hours:

9:00 am – 3:00 pm and
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

How to Pay Bus Fares

Board the bus through the front door with your exact fare. Bus Operators do not carry change. Fareboxes accept $1 Bills and U.S. coins only.

Coins: 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, 50¢ and $1 coins.

El Metro does not sell monthly or weekly passes. Please advise the bus operator at all times when trying to obtain a value card.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Transit Benefits FAQs

How To Get El Metro ID

An El Metro ID can only be obtained at the Transit Center Information Booth, 1301 Farragut.

Please make sure to take proper information to obtain your ID. For more information, call customer service at 956-795-2280.

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