TAP LA

2.1
1.1K reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority ("LACMTA"), a government agency, is the owner and developer of this app.

TAP is your ticket to ride transit in greater Los Angeles! It is accepted on 27 transit systems including LA Metro, providing a vast network of buses and trains.

- Make your travel safe and easy with contactless payment and card management.

- Use your Android phone to tap and pay when you board. You don't even have to wake up your phone!

- Purchase a transit pass or Stored Value for any agency in Los Angeles County.


- Enjoy flexible payment options including credit/debit cards, account cash and Google Pay.

- Manage multiple cards in your TAP account.

- Supports reduced fares for seniors, students, persons with disabilities and low-income riders.

- Access multimodal programs such as Metro Bike Share.

- Use Trip Tools to plan trips, find nearby transit options, view real-time arrivals and save favorite destinations and stops.

- Enjoy the benefits of a TAP account, such as Balance Protection, card management, discounts, promotions, transaction history and friendly customer service.

- Accepted on 27 transit systems in LA County including:
Angels Flight Railway
Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA)
Baldwin Park Transit
Beach Cities Transit
Burbank Bus
Carson Circuit
Compton Renaissance Transit System
Culver CityBus
Foothill Transit
Gardena GTRANS
Glendale Beeline
Glendora Transportation Division
Huntington Park Transit Unlimited
LA County Department of Public Works
LADOT Transit
Lawndale Beat
Norwalk Transit
Palos Verdes Peninsula Transit Authority
Pasadena Transit
Santa Clarita Transit
Torrance Transit

Eligible users should upgrade to Android OS 13 or greater to ensure the best experience.

TAP App v1.26.89 New Features/Enhancements
1. Fare capping status feature
-View your LA Metro fare capping progress in “Card Info.”
2. Promo code enhancement
- Add a new virtual card to your phone and redeem a promo code in one transaction.
- Supports LA Metro’s GoPass program participants and students using Long Beach Transit.
3. Zero-dollar checkout enhancement
- When you purchase a discounted fare product or redeem a promo code and the shopping cart net total is $0, no payment method is required to check out.
Updated on
Sep 22, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.1
1.09K reviews
Edward Wang
May 22, 2024
I only use the app for the virtual card and to manage my virtual & physical cards. The app works fine. I'm able to tap to pay w/ my phone, even if the TAP app isn't open, w/o much issue, although the machine does take a bit to respond. Occasionally, the TAP machines do get a read error when I try to use my phone -- force-refreshing the virtual card in the app usually fixes it. Managing my cards works well for my needs. I still prefer if we had the ability to add the TAP card to Google Pay.
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Christopher McKenzie
June 19, 2024
THIS DOESN'T ACTUALLY WORK. It just transfers balances to digital cards you can't actually use. What total garbage. 5 cards totaling about $230, now completely useless. I've never jumped the turnstiles before but had to here because of the outrightly refusal of the app to do anything. I've tried 2 devices, reinstalling the app, multiple stops. None of this works. What a dumpster fire.
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Peter Shek