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Kids Ride Free on Weekends

Kids Ride Free on Weekends

Introducing Kids Ride Free Weekends. Every weekend, families can take a Metrolink Rail Trip to destinations across Southern California on weekends for only $10 per adult and the Kids Ride Free.

Are you ready? It's easy to take family Rail Trips on Metrolink:

  1. Check our system map to see where we travel. Weekend service is available on our Antelope Valley, Orange County, San Bernardino, Inland Empire-Orange County, and 91-Perris Valley Lines.
  2. Next, choose a destination to explore. Maybe it’s one of these bike trails, or the San Clemente Pier. Art lovers might want to go to one of the many destinations showcased in Mural Map LA to see the spectacular street art that makes Southern California so special.
  3. Plan your schedule here, or using our Mobile App.
  4. On the day of your weekend trip, purchase a $10 Weekend Day Pass for each adult – contactless on the Metrolink Mobile App or use our new ticket machines at our stations. With every $10 Weekend Day Pass you buy, up to 3 kids (ages 17 years old and under) ride free – anywhere Metrolink travels.

No ticket is needed for the children, they simply board with their parents. Face masks are required on Metrolink platforms and trains, except for children two years old and under.

At Metrolink safety is our foundational value. As the world continues to change around us, the work we must do to protect your safety evolves and expands. This includes everything from keeping our communities safe from our moving trains to ensuring our riders feel safe and secure throughout their commute with us.

At Metrolink safety is our foundational value. As the world continues to change around us, the work we must do to protect your safety evolves and expands. This includes everything from keeping our communities safe from our moving trains to ensuring our riders feel safe and secure throughout their commute with us.

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Taking the train is easy and can even be fun! Click here to see a step by step process on how you can take the train to wherever you want to go. 

Kids Ride Free FAQ

The Kids Ride Free Weekends is a promotion that offers free train rides for children 17 years old and younger on Saturdays and Sundays when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Kids Ride Free Weekends provides families an affordable way to take a weekend day trip to explore Southern California destinations on Metrolink – and avoid the stress of traffic.  

Each fare-paying adult can be accompanied by up to three children, 17 years old and younger, at no additional charge. And on weekends, each adult pays just $10 for a Weekend Day Pass – so families small and large can have an affordable experience.

No. Children must be accompanied by a fare paying adult.

As most people work during the week, weekends are a great time for families to spend time together visiting fun destinations, extended family and friends. Kids ages 6 and under always ride free on Metrolink – no matter the day of the week.

Kids Ride Free is available on all Metrolink lines with weekend routes. Unfortunately, the Ventura and Riverside County lines do not currently offer weekend service.

Metrolink already has a weekend promotion in place for adults. With our $10 Weekend Day Pass, adults can ride all day anywhere Metrolink travels on weekends for one low fare. Coupled with the Kids Ride Free promotion, families can travel to multiple Metrolink destinations on the weekend for less than the cost of a tank of gas.

No, children do not need to show proof of age, they’re only required to be accompanied by a fare-paying adult.

No, the Kids Ride Free promotion is valid on Saturdays and Sundays only. 

Safety is foundational at Metrolink, so face masks are required aboard our trains and on station platforms. And Metrolink has implemented enhanced deep cleaning protocols including the use of an electrostatic sprayer that mists each train car with hospital grade disinfectants every day, and an expanded Clean Care Crew that cleans, wipes down and disinfects trains throughout the day.

Metrolink has retained service levels and continually monitors ridership to ensure there’s plenty of space for social distancing. Plus, families can be assured that there’s plenty of space for social distancing by using the online tool How Full is My Train? where riders can check any train’s recent ridership levels. To see all the ways, Metrolink is working to keep team members and riders safe, please visit metrolinktrains.com/cleancommute.

Yes. Metrolink has retained service levels and continually monitors ridership to ensure there’s plenty of space for social distancing. Plus, families can be assured that there’s plenty of space for social distancing by using the online tool How Full is My Train? where riders can check any train’s recent ridership levels.

Metrolink cares about the communities it serves. And we know that, after months at home families are looking for safe and affordable ways to change their routines and get out of the house. This promotion enables them to do that. At the same time, we are happy to support local businesses and destinations that are working to recover from the effects of COVID-19.

The Kids Ride Free promotion began on August 26 and will run for six months.