Plan Your Trip


Download the South Shore Line app to purchase all ticket types including monthly passes! It’s easy, secure and convenient. Best of all, you always have your tickets with you.

All Ticket Vending Machines accept credit, debit and RTA Transit Benefit cards and dispense all ticket types. Machines are located at South Bend, Carroll Ave., 11th St. in Michigan City, Beverly Shores, Dune Park, Miller, Gary Metro, Gary/Chicago Airport, East Chicago, Hammond, Hegewisch, 57th St., Museum Campus/11th St., Van Buren and Millennium Stations. Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

You can pay with cash on the train for a one-way ticket. A $1.00 service fee will be charged for tickets purchased on the train when a ticket agent was present at the departure station. 

Finally, you may purchase multiple-ride tickets and monthly passes online. A $2.00 service fee will be charged for your entire online ticket order. Allow 5-7 business days for delivery. 

All ticket types, including monthly tickets, are available from our ticket agents. Click here for ticket agent hours. Agents are available weekdays at Carroll Ave. and East Chicago; Sunday thru Saturday at Van Buren and Millennium; and Friday thru Sunday at the South Bend station. Agents accept cash or checks (no checks at Van Buren St.). Van Buren and Millennium Station agents also accept credit cards.

Family Plan

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.

Youth Fare

Passengers under 14 years of age or younger are eligible for reduced fare travel. Train personnel reserve the right to request proof of age.

Student, Commuting

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.

Senior Fare

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.

Military, Active

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. 

Purchase Tickets


One-way tickets expire 90 days from date of purchase. Multiple ride tickets expire one year from date of purchase. Monthly paper tickets expire at noon on the first business day of the following month. Electronic monthly tickets expire at midnight on the last calendar day of the month.