Student Haul Pass
Pace sells the magnetic stripe Student Haul Pass, which provides unlimited Pace rides for a calendar month to high school and
younger students for only $30. The pass is valid on regular Pace fixed route buses and Pace Call-n-Ride services. Some Pace bus
routes have special trips designed to serve schools at the beginning and end of the school day. A surcharge will apply on Premium
routes. Please note: December 2013 is the last month for which students can buy this pass. Passes may be purchased at
sales outlets, or through the
Online Store or
Ticket-by-Mail Program, or at select schools (please check with
your school). NOTE: Student Haul Pass will not be shipped if you do not provide the Student ID number! Please be sure to enter School and Student ID number in Additional Information area at checkout.
Students who pay cash fares on the bus are eligible to ride for a reduced fare, but only on weekdays between 5:30 a.m. to 8:30
p.m. and only for travel to and from school. However, the Student Haul Pass offers students this great value all day, every day,
regardless of trip purpose. A surcharge will apply on Premium routes.
Starting in November 2013, high school and younger students are able to load a Pace 30-Day Reduced
Fare Pass to a Ventra Card. This pass costs $30 and is sold through Ventra. It offers unlimited rides on Pace regular routes,
without school-hour restrictions. To load this reduced fare pass to a Ventra account, a student will need to obtain a Ventra Card
with the student entitlement. Please see these
instructions for information on obtaining a student entitlement. Students should use
form to order a card. Your Ventra Card will be mailed to the school you attend. Ventra cardholders with a student entitlement
can also load transit value and pay a reduced fare for each ride, but only on weekdays between 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and only
for travel to and from school. A surcharge will apply on Premium routes.
Administrators of elementary, middle and high schools (outside the Chicago Public Schools system) can also choose to participate
in the process of delivering Ventra Cards to students. See this
explanation of the two ways in which Ventra distributes student cards. Administrators who want to order a quantity of cards
and distribute to students can do so via this
order form. Administrators
who don’t wish to order cards on behalf of students are asked to hand over cards which have been ordered individually by their
students and mailed to the school.
To learn more about Ventra, please visit ventrachicago.com.