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How to Use a DART Ticket Vending Machine (TVM)

DART TVM Machine
Machines accept cash and credit cards and dispense AM/PM, Day and Midday* Passes ##.

Hold on to your ticket or pass and be prepared to show them to a DART Fare Enforcement Officer, DART Police Officer or other uniformed DART or TRE personnel.


Note: As of July 1, 2019, 31 Day Passes can no longer be purchased at Ticket Vending Machines or at the DART Store at Akard Station. Enjoy the savings of a Monthly Pass by using the GoPass® app or a registered GoPass® Tap card. GoPass Tap is the reloadable transit card that automatically gives you the best fare every time you ride. Simply load your card with value, tap and go! If your card is ever lost or stolen, you can recover your account balance, so long as your card is registered. GoPass Tap cards are available to purchase or reload at hundreds of retailers. To learn more about monthly savings with fare capping, the GoPass app or GoPass Tap cards, or to find a retailer near you, visit GoPass.org or call 214-979-1111.

How to use a DART TVM

DART TVM MachineTo purchase tickets from a DART TVM, follow the steps below. AM/PM, Day and Midday* Passes are valid only on the date of purchase. Multiple types of tickets may also be purchased in a single transaction on these machines.

For Adult fares:
  1. Select Adult and then select ticket type:
    AM/PM, Day or Midday*
  2. Select fare type:
    Local or Regional
  3. Enter your money. TVMs will accept coins, $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills and credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa).
    Note: TVMs do not accept pennies.
  4. Collect your ticket and change.
For Senior/Disabled, Child (5-14 years), High School or College/Trade Reduced fares:
  1. Select the applicable Reduced fare type and then select ticket type#:
    AM/PM or Day
    Note: Valid applicable ID must accompany use of Senior/Disabled, High School or College/Trade Reduced fare. Click here for more information.
  2. Enter your money. TVMs will accept coins, $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills and credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa).
    Note: TVMs do not accept pennies.
  3. Collect your ticket and change.
* Midday pass allows unlimited travel between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. seven days a week.

# Although the Midday pass type will show for the Reduced fare types during applicable hours, the price is the same as for Adults - $2.00 for Local travel. No photo ID required for Midday pass.

## TVMs at Northwest Plano Park & Ride accept credit cards only and dispense Day Passes only.
Note: As of July 1, 2019, 31 Day Passes can no longer be purchased at Ticket Vending Machines or at the DART Store at Akard Station. Enjoy the savings of a Monthly Pass by using the GoPass® app or a registered GoPass® Tap card. GoPass Tap is the reloadable transit card that automatically gives you the best fare every time you ride. Simply load your card with value, tap and go! If your card is ever lost or stolen, you can recover your account balance, so long as your card is registered. GoPass Tap cards are available to purchase or reload at hundreds of retailers. To learn more about monthly savings with fare capping, the GoPass app or GoPass Tap cards, or to find a retailer near you, visit GoPass.org or call 214-979-1111.

Note: Credit cards may be used to purchase DART fares at a rail station. AM/PM, Day and Midday* passes may be purchased at these machines. The option to receive a receipt will be available for credit card transactions.

DART Fares

DART offers a basic fare -- $3.00 Local for an AM or PM pass good for travel on all DART buses and trains (including GoLink and FLEX service) and Trinity Railway Express trains between Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station.

A midday pass -- $2.00 for Local -- is also available and allows unlimited travel between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. seven days a week.

For those passengers using DART round trip, needing a regional fare or for trips that go past noon, a day pass -- $6.00 for Local and $12.00 for Regional -- is recommended. Day passes are good for unlimited rides (including your return trip) until 3 a.m. the next day. AM/PM, Day and Midday passes are valid only on the date of purchase.

Reduced fares are available for seniors age 65 or older with DART photo ID or Medicare Card, non-paratransit certified persons with disabilities with valid DART photo ID or Medicare card, high school students with DART photo ID or current high school photo ID from a high school within the DART service area, College/Trade School students with valid DART student photo ID for full-time undergraduate students in the DART service area whose schools are not participating in the Higher Education Program, or students ages 5 - 14, no photo ID required. A reduced AM/PM pass is $1.50 and a reduced Day pass is $3.00.

See more information regarding all DART fares on the DART Fares page.

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