Fares & Passes
How to Ride the TRE
1. Go to the station. TRE rail stations feature connections to other transit services and free parking at those stations with Park & Ride facilities (no overnight parking).
2. Buy your ticket. You must have valid fare media to board the train - a monthly or annual pass, E PASS or validated ticket/day pass.
Fares are based on where you board and depart, not how far you travel. The fare zone divider is at CentrePort/DFW Airport Station. ( At CentrePort, purchase a DART Local pass to travel east or TRE 1 Zone pass to travel west; a Regional Pass allows travel across/within all fare zones and on DCTA service.). Please check the fare type to make sure the fare media you use is valid for the zones of travel you will cross.
3. Before boarding, check destination signs, which designate the final stop.
Ticket Vending Machine Fare Media
You must have a valid ticket to board the train. If you board without a valid ticket, you may be issued a citation that can be resolved by paying a $75 administrative fee to DART or that can be resolved in court. Only when the police or fare inspectors confirm that ALL ticket vending machines were out of service at your station of origin, will a citation not be issued.
It is good practice to arrive at the TRE platform 10-15 minutes prior to the departure time of the train to allow yourself enough time to purchase your fare media from the ticket vending machine, even if there is a line.
Single-ride tickets are good for transfer to the T local bus. DART Local single-ride tickets are also good for two hours of unlimited rides on DART buses and DART Rail.
For assistance, information or machine malfunctions, call the toll-free number listed at the station pay phone.