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About this app

TAP is your ticket to ride transit in greater Los Angeles! It is accepted on 26 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 26 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
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
Long Beach Transit
Montebello Bus Lines
Monterey Park Spirit Bus
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

905 reviews
Justin Thomason
October 29, 2023
What a monumental piece of trash! Installed it and followed the instructions to create a new account. So far so good. I added money to the account - again, super easy. But guess what - no matter what I do, IT DOES NOT WORK AS A TAP CARD!!! You had one job, and you failed MISERABLY. And yes - NFC is on. I tried it from the lock screen (which the FAQ says should work). I looked in my Google Wallet - no card and no way to add one. I tried opening the app to the card before scanning; no dice.
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Emmanuel Salcedo
October 30, 2023
Newest Update makes app unusable, app keeps telling that there is an update, but as I have an older phone, the update does not support my device. So opening the app leads to a screen that tells me to an update that doesn't work. Worst part is because of this, I cannot transfer my existing card to a new device because I can't even remove it from the older phone.
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Bryan Bischoff
August 19, 2023
Miserable app! Not only does it not update bus times like Google maps does but scanning with my phone almost never works! I'll be transferring my funds to a plastic tap card that I know I can trust and use Google maps for my directions. Update: The instructions for this app says you don't even have to wake your phone to use Tap but this is not true at all. Not only does the app have to be running but it has to literally be the active open screen on your phone to work.
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What's new

Upgrades to features; fixes and optimizations