How do I pay for my bus ride?
Ventra is the fare payment system for Pace and the CTA. Riders are encouraged to get a Ventra Card and register a transit account at ventrachicago.com or by calling 1.877.NOW.VENTRA. Registered Ventra Card users can load multi-day passes and transit value to their card, and have their balance protected if the card is lost or stolen. Pace offers many convenient, money-saving passes. See the Fare Information page for more detail.
Riders who pay cash pay more per ride than Ventra Card users, and cash payers can't take advantage of low-cost transfers to other buses and trains.