Student Adventure Pass
introducing the new student adventure pass
You have a lot to juggle, and getting to school shouldn't be one of your worries. That's why Metrolink is here to make your life easier with FREE rides for students. The Student Adventure Pass makes it easier to connect to opportunities and experiences throughout SoCal, by train. Oh yeah, and it's free.
Stay Mobile with your student adventure pass
Getting your mobile Student Adventure Pass is as easy as 1-2-3!
- Download the Metrolink mobile app.
- Register an account using your school email.
- Verify your account via the confirmation email (check your spam folder) and you'll receive your Student Adventure Pass directly to your mobile to your mobile app wallet.
Grab your phone and valid student ID and you're good to go!
Where are you headed? Take the train to school, work, or adventures. With the Student Adventure Pass your ride is on us. Get on board.
how to ride
Did You Know?
- Metrolink connects six counties in Southern California—making it easier for students to take a study break and explore.
- All Metrolink student tickets and passes include FREE transfers on most connecting transit.
- You can earn points for the miles you travel that can be redeemed for FREE tickets when you sign up for SoCal Explorer.
- Our Personal Impact Calculator shows you how much you can save by taking the train and by doing so, how you significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
- Taking the train is easy when you know How-to-Ride.
take metrolink to school
Click on your school below to learn more about the first/last miles connections and things to do nearby.
The Student Adventure Pass is a grant-funded pilot program that enables students in Southern California to ride Metrolink for free. K-12, technical school, colleges, and university students are eligible.
Students MUST show ID upon inspection.
The Student Adventure Pass launches on Monday, October 9, 2023 and runs for six months or until grant-funding is exhausted.
Students of any age are eligible with a valid Student ID. Students are still required to have a valid mobile or paper ticket at all times.
No, the Student Adventure Pass is available to students of any age with a valid Student ID.
Students can get their Student Adventure Pass on the Metrolink mobile app. Students must present a valid ticket and student ID when riding the train.
Simply download the app, register using your school email address, and verify your account via the confirmation email. You may need to check your spam folder. The Student Adventure Pass will appear in your mobile ticket wallet within 24-hours. Activate your Student Adventure Pass prior to boarding the train.
On ticket machines, students can access a paper ticket using the Student/Youth ticket type and selecting the Round-trip ticket. A Round-trip ticket is the only paper ticket option available at this time.
Yes. The Student Adventure Pass is available to current students with a valid Student ID. Simply download the app, register using your school email address, and verify your account via the confirmation email. You may need to check your spam folder. The Student Adventure Pass will appear in your mobile ticket wallet within 24-hours. Activate your Student Adventure Pass prior to boarding the train.
Yes, a valid Student ID must be presented to the fare inspector upon request.
The Student Adventure Pass is available on the Metrolink mobile app and ticket machines.
On the Metrolink mobile app, verified student accounts will receive a Student Adventure Pass in the mobile ticket wallet. The mobile Student Adventure Pass will function as a system-wide Day Pass and will need to be activated daily when boarding the train.
For paper tickets, the Student Adventure Pass is only available when Student/Youth is selected as a rider type and for Round-trip tickets only.
The Student Adventure Pass is not valid for special train services.
Absolutely. You’re welcome to take Metrolink to explore Southern California whenever you need a break from studying.
No, the Student Adventure Pass is only available for current students with a valid Student ID.
No, there is no class credit minimum to take advantage of the Student Adventure Pass.
No, your school does not need to be in California to take advantage of the Student Adventure Pass. We welcome out-of-state students to take the train when they are in Southern California, as long as you present a valid Student ID.
Yes, as long as you are a current student with a valid Student ID, you are eligible for the Student Adventure Pass.
First, be sure to verify your Metrolink mobile app account via email. If you did not receive the verification email or do not see the Student Adventure Pass in your mobile ticket wallet within 24-hours, please contact us.
Yes, your Student Adventure Pass enables you to travel on Amtrak Codeshare trains on the Ventura County Line. Codeshare Program | Metrolink (metrolinktrains.com)
No. The Student Adventure Pass does not apply to the LAX FlyAway.
Yes. The Student Adventure Pass includes free transfers on most connecting transit. Please see our Connections Page to see all the free transfers that are included with every Metrolink ticket. Transit Connections | Metrolink (metrolinktrains.com)
The Student Adventure Pass is eligible for Rail2Rail travel between L.A. Union Station and the Burbank Airport-South station. Learn more about the Rail 2 Rail® program here: Rail 2 Rail® Program
Yes. Please follow the student/group travel policy, so we can plan ahead with our opera-tions and safety teams for your group. Students will ride for free. Group Travel
No, the Student Adventure Pass is not valid with special train services like the Insomniac trains.
No. The Student Adventure Pass can only be used to print the Youth/Student rider type for a Round-trip ticket on Metrolink ticket machines.
The only ticket type that can be printed for free with the Student Adventure Pass is the Round-trip ticket on Metrolink ticket machines.
The Student Adventure Pass is a grant-funded program. In order to prevent fraud and extend the life of the program for all students, the Round-trip ticket will be the only available option on ticket machines moving forward. As an alternative, students can use the Metrolink App to access the Student Adventure Pass at any time in their mobile ticket wallet when they create a verified student account, offering fast and convenient ticketing similar to a Monthly Pass.
Students must provide a valid student ID at all times when using the Student Adventure Pass.