Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District
Welcome to the South Shore Line’s online ticketing portal. From this site, you can purchase one-way tickets, monthly passes, multiple-ride tickets, and reduced fare tickets.
*Up to three (3) children under the age of 14 ride free. (See below for more details)
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General & Reduced Fare Information
Kids Ride Free
Three children under 14 years of age rides FREE with an accompanying adult on all weekend and holiday trains and weekday trains arriving at Millennium Station after 9:30 a.m. and departing before 3:30 p.m. and after 6:30 p.m. Other children under 14 years of age ride at reduced (1/2) fare at all times.
*An accompanying adult must be a parent or legal guardian and at least 21 years of age.
Reduced fare for youths commuting to accredited elementary, middle and high schools. To qualify for a reduced one-way or 25-ride ticket, contact NICTD or a ticket agent for an application and more information. Click here for ticket agent hour.
Passengers 65 years of age or older are eligible for reduced fares on all trains. To qualify, present proof of age (driver’s license, other government-issued I.D., RTA, or Medicare card) at time of purchase. Seniors qualified for “Senior Ride Free” RTA Reduced Fare Card ride free between Hegewisch and Chicago.
Passengers with Disabilities
All passengers displaying RTA Reduced Fare Permit, NICTD Disability Identification Card, or Medicare card are eligible for reduced fares on all South Shore Line trains when ID is shown. Contact South Shore Line for information or click here for an application. For train information in alternate formats call 312-836-7000 or TDD through Indiana Relay Services at 800-743-3333. Illinois residents with a disability displaying a RTA issued Ride Free Permit card may ride free between Hegewisch and Chicago.
*Individuals applying for a RTA reduced fare permit may call 312-913-3110.
Active duty military personnel in uniform with the Uniformed Services Common Access Card (CAC) may travel at reduced fare at all times.
For groups of 10 or more passengers, call (219) 874-4221, ext. 245 at least 14 days in advance for special group rates.
When should I buy my monthly pass?
Monthly passes can be purchased at any time. Keep in mind that if you purchase your pass after the 13th of the month, it cannot be activated until the next calendar month.
Do infants need tickets?
Children under two years of age ride free in the arms or lap of an adult passenger.
What are the best times to ride the train?
Off-peak trains (weekday eastbound trains departing Millennium Station before 3:30 p.m. or after 6:30 p.m. and weekday westbound trains arriving Millennium Station after 9:30 a.m.) and weekend trains are great options.
What days are considered holidays?
The weekend train schedule is in effect on the official observance of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If New Year’s Day, Independence Day, or Christmas Day fall on a Sunday, we operate a weekend/holiday schedule on the following Monday.
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For questions regarding fares and schedules, please call the RTA Travel Center at 312-836-7000. For service related issues and concerns, please call South Shore Line at 219-926-5744, ext. 308 between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For schedules in alternate formats, contact (312) 836-7000 VOICE or TDD via Indiana Relay Services (800) 743-3333.