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How to Use a DART Ticket Vending Machine (TVM)

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DART TVM Machine
Machines accept cash and credit cards and dispense Two-hour, Midday*, Day, 7 Day and 31 Day 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.

How to use a DART TVM

DART TVM MachineTo purchase tickets from a DART TVM, follow the steps below. Two-hour, Midday* and Day 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:
    Two-hour, Midday*, Day, 7 Day or 31 Day
  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#:
    Two-hour, Day or Midday*
    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. Monday through Friday only.

# No 7 Day or 31 Day Passes available for Reduced fare type. Although the Midday pass type will show for the Reduced fare types during applicable hours, prices are the same as for Adults - $1.75 for Local and $3.50 for Regional travel. No photo ID required for Midday pass.

## TVMs at Northwest Plano Park & Ride accept credit cards only and dispense Day Passes, 7 Day Passes and 31 Day Passes only.


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Note: Credit cards may be used to purchase DART fares at a rail station. In addition to two-hour, midday* and day passes, Adult 7 Day and 31 Day Passes may also be purchased at these machines. Both the 7 Day and 31 Day Passes are valid from the date purchased at the TVM. The beginning and ending valid dates will be printed on the pass. The option to receive a receipt will be available for credit card transactions.

DART Fares

DART offers two basic fares -- $2.50 Local for two hours travel on all DART buses and trains (including DART On-Call and FLEX service) and Trinity Railway Express trains between Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station and $5.00 Regional for two hours travel on all DART buses and trains and all Trinity Railway Express service, plus the T in Fort Worth and the DCTA in Denton County.

A midday pass -- $1.75 for Local and $3.50 for Regional -- is also available and allows unlimited travel between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For those passengers using DART round trip or trips that exceed two hours, a day pass -- $5.00 for Local and $10.00 for Regional -- is recommended. Day passes are good for unlimited rides (including your return trip) until 3 a.m. the next day. Two-hour, midday* and day 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 (high school fares are valid Monday through Friday only), 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 two-hour pass is $1.25 and a day pass is $2.50.

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

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