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Did you know you may be able to save up to 40% more on your commuting costs?

Through the RTA Transit Benefit Fare Program, you can have your commuting funds deducted from your pay check. As a result, your commuting costs are no longer counted as part of your income, and you don’t have to pay taxes on them, leaving more money in your pocket. Your commuting funds will automatically be uploaded monthly to a prepaid MasterCard that is accepted at any qualified transit agency that takes a MasterCard, including the South Shore Line.

Transit Benefit funds downloaded to a pre-paid MasterCard that is accepted on our mobile ticketing app, ticket vending machines, and ticket agents at Millennium and Van Buren Stations. Signing up is easy! If your employer offers the RTA Transit Benefit Fare Program, sign up and start saving.

For more information about how the RTA Transit Benefit Fare Program works, please visit


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Commuter Tickets


Save money on ticket costs by buying in bulk! Special tickets have been designed with you in mind. Instead of buying a full price ticket each time you ride, consider purchasing a 10-ride or 25-ride ticket. The more tickets you buy, the more you save on each individual ride, and those savings can add up!

Monthly passes are available for purchase. You can receive unlimited rides every month, and the passes are priced to save you approximately 1/3 the cost of a one ticket.

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Quiet Cars

Looking for a quiet commute or a little unwind time after work? Try a South Shore Line Quiet Car! The last (rear) car of all rush hour trains between Michigan City and Chicago will be designated a Quiet Car. Seating is first-come, first-served. While Quiet Cars are not completely silent, they are a place for peace and quiet. Need to have a conversation or take a phone call? No problem! Just move to another car. Quiet Car passengers are asked to:

  • Be respectful
  • Turn off cell phone ringer
  • Mute all electronic devices
  • Keep any conversation brief and in whispers
  • Turn headphones down

There is no additional fee for the Quiet Car, but passengers are asked to occupy only one seat per person. Enjoy your quiet ride!


Quiet Cars
WIFI On Board


South Shore Line trains are equipped with free Wi-Fi, so whether you want to get a little more work in, or do some relaxing by surfing the web, the South Shore Line has you covered.

To log into Wi-Fi:

  • Go to your phone settings
  • Select the strongest South Shore Line signal
  • Accept the Terms and Conditions
  • Enjoy!