Metro Rail & Bus

NFTA Metro operates the region’s public transit system, including numerous bus routes and the Metro Rail line. Go ahead and leave the driving to someone else. Interested in giving transit a try? Sign up here for a free weekly pass.


Perfect for those who live near Main Street or UB South Campus, Metro Rail can get you to your destination quickly and comfortably. It’s only 11 minutes from the University Station (UB South Campus) to Downtown Buffalo. Metro Rail runs every 10-15 minutes during peak hours. Weekday service begins around 5:30 AM and ends around 12:30 AM.

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NFTA Metro operates numerous bus routes throughout the region, with major routes running every 15 minutes during peak hours.

Visit our Interactive Map to see if there is a route for you.


Metro tickets and passes are valid on Metro Buses and Metro Rail. Reduced fares (half-price) are offered for children ages 5-11, seniors 65+, individuals with disabilities or Medicare recipients with proper ID. Standard fares are listed below.

  • 1-Way Ticket: $2
  • Day Pass (unlimited trips within 24 hours): $5
  • 7-Day Pass (unlimited trips within 7 days): $25
  • 30-Day Pass (unlimited trips within 30 days): $75
  • Monthly Pass (unlimited trips between first and last day of month): $75
  • Summer GO Pass (unlimited trips for ages 17 and under during summer months): $60

Check with your employer to see additional subsidies that may be available to you.

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Monthly Passes can be purchased online at the Metro Store. NFTA Metro will ship the passes to you for free. Click here to purchase passes. Monthly Passes can also be purchased at the following retail outlets: Tops, Dash’s Market and Parkside Pharmacy.

Metro Bus: Tickets and day passes can be purchased once you board the bus. Exact fare is required and is cash only.

Metro Rail: Tickets and passes can be purchased at ticket vending machines located at each Metro Rail Station. These machines only accept cash.