Park & Ride Bus

If you live outside the 610 Loop but need to commute into downtown or the Texas Medical Center, save money and relax in comfort by riding a METRO Park & Ride express bus. For much of the route, buses travel on HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) express lanes to avoid traffic, making few, if any stops.

Service is available from areas like Cypress, Grand Parkway, Bay Area, Spring, Addicks and more.


Routes are divided into different zones throughout Houston and Harris County. Your fare is based on the zone where you board.
See what zone you’re in >

Park & Ride ZoneRegular Fare
Discounted Fare
Zone 1$2.00$1.00
Zone 2$3.25$1.60
Zone 3$3.75$1.85
Zone 4$4.50$2.25
Zone 7$8.00$4.00

The Regular Fare applies to all Park & Ride bus customers who aren’t eligible to receive a discounted fare.

The Discounted Fare applies to students, seniors 65-69, or people with disabilities who aren't METROLift customers. You must provide proof of eligibility to receive a discounted card.

Ways to Pay

There are multiple options for paying the regular or discounted fare when you board a Park & Ride bus, as shown below.

METRO Q Fare Card
METRO Q® Fare Card Learn more
METRO Q Mobile Ticket
METRO Q Mobile Ticket Learn more
METRO Day Pass
METRO Day Pass Learn more
METRO Money Learn more

Park & Ride Bus Routes

Start exploring individual Park & Ride bus routes by selecting your route from the list below. Each one contains a number and associated destination such as “204 Spring” or “222 Grand Parkway.”

Rider Tools

Below are some tools to make your METRO riding experience easier and more convenient so you can drive less and do more.

Plan Your Trip

Travel Preference

System Map

Explore METRO transit services near you

Questions and Answers

Valuable information to help you ride

Savings Calculator

Compare your cost of driving vs. what it would cost to ride METRO - and see how much money you'd save each month.

link to the Apple app store to download the RideMETRO app


An all-in-one toolkit with everything you need to ride METRO bus and rail services, including contactless fare payments.

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