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Upcharges and transfers

Need to take more than one transit agency to complete your trip? Ask your driver for a transfer when you board and pay your fare.

Upcharges on Foothill Transit

Customers using Foothill Transit 31-day passes, Metro 30-day passes, or interagency transfers (transfers from other agencies) may need to pay an upcharge to ride the Foothill Transit Silver Streak See below for a chart that details the upcharges:

Pass Used Boarding Upcharge
Adult Local 31-day pass Silver Streak $1.25
Student Local 31-day pass Silver Streak* $1.25
Senior/Disabled/Medicare Local 31-day pass Silver Streak* $0.65
Interagency transfer Silver Streak $1.25
Senior/Disabled/Medicare interagency transfer Silver Streak $0.65
Interagency transfer Commuter Express $3.75
Senior/Disabled/Medicare interagency transfer Commuter Express $4.50
Metro 30-day pass Silver Streak** $1.25
Zone 0 EZ transit pass Silver Streak $1.25
Zone 1 EZ transit pass or Metro 30-day pass Silver Streak** $0.55
Zone 2 and below EZ transit pass Silver Streak* $1.25

*Between Montclair and El Monte Station
**In the Silver2Silver corridor from El Monte Station to Los Angeles

New Foothill Transit Day Pass

The Foothill Transit day pass is only available for purchase when you board the bus at the farebox. The day pass is valid on the day of activation through 3 a.m. the following morning and is accepted on all Foothill Transit local lines and the Silver Streak. Adult and student day passes are $5 and seniors, persons with disabilities and Medicare day passes are $2.50.

Transferring to Other Agencies

Transfers to other agencies are available for purchase when you pay the full fare at time of boarding. Please request the transfer before paying your fare. Transfers for adults and students are $0.50 and transfers for seniors, persons with disabilities, and Medicare discounts are $0.25. Transfers purchased on Foothill Transit buses ARE NOT valid on Foothill Transit buses. Customers will receive a paper transfer for use on OCTA and OmniTrans. Review transfer policies for other agencies to identify any upcharges.

Transferring to Metro Rail?

Gates at Metro Rail stations only accept TAP transfers. Single-use paper TAP transfers for the Metro Gold Line are available on Lines 187 and 690 for customers paying cash and connecting to the Metro Rail. Single use TAP transfers are not valid on any bus. To request a single use TAP transfer, ask the bus operator for a “rail transfer”. Unlike the regular TAP card, the single-use TAP transfer cannot be reloaded or reused.


Monthly passes and tickets from Metrolink are worth the local base fare of $1.25. Metrolink fare is good for one boarding on all local lines. See the chart above for the upcharge cost when transferring to the Silver Streak. Metrolink passes and tickets are NOT accepted on Commuter Express service.