Ventra iOS
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by Chicago Transit Authority

Price: Free

Ride CTA, Metra & Pace with Ventra: Manage your fares, buy Metra mobile tickets, get arrivals.

Use transit in and around all of Chicago: It's easy to manage and pay your fare on CTA, Metra and Pace buses and trains with the Ventra app. Find all the features you're used to on the Ventra website and more, including mobile ticketing for Metra trains!

With the Ventra app, you can:
• Check your balance and available passes in your Ventra Card's transit account.
• Instantly load value or passes to your Ventra Card's transit account.
• Switch autoload for transit value or passes on and off.
• Buy and use Metra mobile tickets to ride any Metra train.
• Use transit value you've loaded to buy a Metra ticket.
• Get real-time account notifications so you know when it's time to load more fare or buy more tickets.
• Get real-time arrival/departure information from CTA, Metra and Pace all in one app—by picking a stop, using favorites or looking at service near where you're standing.

Ventra App Details & Overview

Ventra is an application developed by Chicago Transit Authority and released on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 7.1 or later on the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch 5G or newer.

Download the Ventra app and use on your iPhone or iPad. Click here to download the app for Android or Windows devices.

Developer site: Support

What's new in version 1.3.1

We’ve added a NEW Multiple Riders feature in My Metra Tickets to make it easier to launch multiple Metra tickets at once for whenever you’re traveling with friends & family! Other good stuff: • Added option to switch to nearby stops from Transit Tracker favorites listing • Added directional information to Pace bus services in Transit Tracker • More intuitive payment selection options when paying for a Metra Ticket or transit pass with Ventra transit value • Improved Metra weekend ticket display • Shows more complete validity info for monthly CTA Link-Up and Pace PlusBus passes (these special passes are available only to people with a corresponding Metra monthly ticket) • Accessibility improvements • Performance improvements and bug fixes

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App Updates (View More)

  • Initial release v1.3.1 Nov 19, 2015

App Data

Current Version: 1.3.1
File Size: 24Mb
Genre: Travel
Publisher: Chicago Transit Authority
Content Rating: 4+
Users Rating: 2.50 (90 reviews)
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Very good app

Rated 5 out of 5
By Treeland23 on June 19, 2017
Very good app but could you please make the app to be where you could use your phone to swipe...


Rated 4 out of 5
By Firejack69 on June 9, 2017
Wish this app told me what platform the train will be at.

Decent, but...

Rated 3 out of 5
By Joestatler on June 7, 2017
Pretty reasonably reliable but when it's off I'm late so I meet it halfway. I arrive at my stop no...

Needs apple pay

Rated 3 out of 5
By Ladgag on May 25, 2017
You guys should allow Apple Pay

Good But Needs to Be Way Better

Rated 3 out of 5
By ChannieBear on May 17, 2017
Reloading your CTA cards are fast and easy once you set things up. However the lack of an Apple Wallet,...

Transit value

Rated 4 out of 5
By Moni283 on May 10, 2017
This app is really helpful but I wish they'd allow for you to add money from one card to another...

Mobile ticketing is great

Rated 4 out of 5
By Hkbh Hkbh on April 12, 2017
Great to use my phone for tickets - so easy!

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