Fare Information


Greater Portland METRO, Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Transit (BSOOBTransit), and South Portland Bus Service are discounting  bus fares from March 1 – September 30, 2023. 

All bus fares will be half of their regular price during this promotion, including local and express service and full and reduced fares. 

The discounted fares are available to riders using either cash or the DiriGo Pass. Signs on buses will display these temporary discounted fares.

More information, link to Fare Deal Promotion

There are three ways to pay your METRO fare!

  • DiriGo Pass Card -  Get your DiriGo Pass smartcard at the METRO Pulse at 21 Elm Street in Portland, Saco Transportation Center, or South Portland City Hall and register and add value to your account using a credit or debit card. When you board the bus, tap your DiriGo Pass smartcard to the reader and find a seat. It's that easy.
  • DiriGo Pass on Umo App - Download the UMO Mobility app on your smartphone, register your account, add money using a credit or debit card, and scan the QR code from your phone on the reader when you board the bus, find a seat. 
  • Pay cash - If you prefer to pay cash, you can! Drop the exact fare into the fare box and proceed to find a seat. Drivers cannot make change. If you need to transfer between services, you'll need to pay another fare. Passengers paying with cash are not entitled to free transfers or fare capping benefits.

Click here for full fare fare information:
Through February 28, 2023 and effective after October 1, 2023 -- HERE

Click here for discounted fare information:
 Effective March 1 - September 30, 2023, including daily and monthly fare caps.

No matter how you pay, you may be eligible for a reduced fare. Children 5 and under ride free with an adult. 

Customers are strongly encouraged to pay use a DiriGo Pass card or smartphone app.  For more information about the DiriGo Pass Mobile app and Smartcard, including instructions (in five languages) on how to download and register the mobile app, eligibility requirements for reduced fare, and benefits including fare capping, click here.

Riders can use their DiriGo Pass on three transit systems:
Greater Portland METRO, Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Transit (BSOOB Transit), and South Portland Bus Service.

Click here to go to the Umo portal to log into your DiriGo Pass account.