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Venta Card

El Reno, Oklahoma
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141 posts
Venta Card

I’m trying to understand how this Works. Do you buy a card then it has the different length of stays on it or what do you do, I don’t mind riding the El at all just trying to figure out how you pay for this

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Illinois
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for Chicago, Illinois
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57,355 posts
67 reviews
1. Re: Venta Card

https://www.ventrachicago.com/howitworks/

You purchase the card and add transit value to it, either via passes or cash fares.

El Reno, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
141 posts
2. Re: Venta Card

Ok thanks for the reply sounds easy enough, that’s what I understood but wasn’t for sure

Chicago, Illinois
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4,293 posts
82 reviews
3. Re: Venta Card

Have you looked at the CTA fare page (https://www.transitchicago.com/fares/) and Ventra websites (https://www.ventrachicago.com/how-to/).

Basically if you aren't paying cash (besides currency, Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung pay, or any contactless bank card can be used), you need a Ventra card which you can get from machines at the stations. You either load dollar amounts onto the card (pay as you go) or buy a pass (1, 3 or 7 day...you don't need a 30 day pass). The pass is itself loaded on to the card.

El Reno, Oklahoma
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141 posts
4. Re: Venta Card

Oh ok cool, I’ll be Purchasing a 7 day more likely

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