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Train Tickets
& Fares

Getting a ticket to ride has never been easier!

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How Does It Work?

Riding the South Shore Line is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Check Schedules

Look at our timetable schedules and find the train and time that you would like to ride.

Look at the tickets and fares to learn about all of your options for purchasing tickets, and then purchase tickets based on your departure and arrival stations.

Arrive at your departure station 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Then board the train and enjoy the ride!

Your Tickets, Your Way

From the App

Download the South Shore Line app to purchase all ticket types including monthly passes! It’s easy, secure and convenient. Best of all, you always have your tickets with you. Click here for more information on using the mobile app.

Get The App

Ticket Agent

All ticket types, including monthly tickets, are available from our ticket agents. Agents are available weekdays at Carroll Ave.; Sunday thru Saturday at Millennium. Please note the South Bend ticket agent office is permanently closed. Agents accept cash or checks. Millennium Station agents also accept credit cards.

Ticket Agent Hours

Station Ticket Vending Machines

All Ticket Vending Machines accept credit, debit and RTA Transit Benefit cards and dispense all ticket types. Machines are located at South Bend, Carroll Ave., 11th St. in Michigan City, Beverly Shores, Dune Park, Miller, Gary Metro, Gary/Chicago Airport, East Chicago, Hammond, Hegewisch, 57th St., Museum Campus/11th St., Van Buren and Millennium Stations.

Credit cards accepted:

Online (Mailed)

Purchase multiple-ride tickets and monthly passes to be mailed to your home address. A $2.00 service fee will be charged for your entire online ticket order. Allow 5-7 business days for delivery


Online (Transferred To Your Phone)

Purchase one-way tickets, multiple-ride tickets and monthly passes online to be sent to your South Shore mobile app.

Do not purchase tickets to be transferred to your phone unless you have downloaded the South Shore mobile app.


Buy on the Train

You can pay with cash on the train for a one-way ticket. A $1.00 service fee will be charged for tickets purchased on the train when a ticket agent was present at the departure station. Conductors will not accept bills greater than $20.


Up to three children 13 years of age and under rides FREE with an accompanying adult on all weekend and holiday trains and weekday trains arriving at Millennium Station after 9:30 a.m. and departing before 3:30 p.m. and after 6:30 p.m. Other children 13 years of age and under ride at reduced (1/2) fare at all times.

An accompanying adult must be a parent or legal guardian and at least 21 years of age.


Passengers 65 years of age or older are eligible for reduced fares on all trains. To qualify, present proof of age (driver’s license, other government-issued I.D., RTA, or Medicare card) at time of purchase. Seniors qualified for “Senior Ride Free” RTA Reduced Fare Card ride free between Hegewisch and Chicago.


Active duty military personnel with a Uniformed Services Common Access Card (CAC) may travel at reduced fare at all times.


Reduced fare for youths commuting to accredited elementary , middle 
and high schools. To qualify for a reduced one-way or 25-ride ticket, contact NICTD or a ticket agent for an application and more information.


For groups of 10 or more passengers, call (219) 874-4221, ext. 245 at least 14 days in advance for special group rates.

Ticket Refunds

Tickets Purchased Via the App
Unused One-Way Ticket or SSL Refunds Issued Due to Extensive Delays