Q Ticketing

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About this app

METRO is the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, serving the Greater Houston, Texas region with safe, clean, reliable, accessible and friendly public transportation services.

The official METRO Q Ticketing app allows you to purchase:

• Single ride tickets for local bus and rail
• METRO day pass for local bus and rail
• Park & Ride tickets (full fare only)

You can make purchases with a credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay or Google Pay. Tickets are then available for immediate activation and use.


Q: Do I need to be connected to the internet?
A: Ticket purchases require a cellular network or wireless connection. However, you can activate and use tickets offline.

Q: How quickly are ticket purchases processed?
A: Once the payment is authorized, your purchase is processed immediately and your ticket is then available for immediate activation.

Q: Can I purchase multiple fares at the same time?
A: You can purchase and activate multiple tickets for multiple passengers. Up to 30 tickets may be purchased at one time. You can purchase up to $50 in tickets per day.

Q: How long are tickets valid?
A: Individual bus or rail tickets can be saved and used for up to 2 years from the original purchase date.

Q: How can I plan a trip?
A: The METRO Q Ticketing app contains a link to our METRO TRIP app which provides routes, schedules and real-time arrival information so you can quickly and easily plan your trip.

Q: What if my battery dies?
A: You must be able to show an activated ticket to either a bus operator (prior to boarding a bus) or a fare inspector (prior to boarding METRORail).

Additional questions and answers are accessible from the app.


• Android phones running an OS of 5.0 and above. Up to 2 versions behind will be supported.

For assistance, please contact METRO Customer Service at 713-635-4000 or visit the website at RideMETRO.org
Updated on
Aug 23, 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
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

851 reviews
Matthew Cohen (MatTHEW)
October 28, 2023
It is very easy to move tickets between devices. You just have to click on the three little dots on the ticket itself, and select "move to cloud". Then go to your new device, signed in on the same account, click on the ticket, same place, and select "Move to device". This is only concerning the Houston Metro tickets as far as I know, because I have never used the fort bend or Harris county transit tickets now available in this app. It was running slowly a few months ago, but appears fixed now
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Houston METRO
October 30, 2023
Hi Matthew, we appreciate your feedback. We're pleased to hear that your experience has been easy and that the app is working smoothly for you. Thanks for riding METRO.
Courtney Stewart
March 24, 2022
Not sure what is going on but the functionality is so super slow now. I have to activate my ticket a good few minutes ahead of time but God forbid if after I activate it I have to exit the app it takes a while to reload again always. This was not always the case. Twice now I got on the bus and my digital ticket took a while to load but the drivers were understanding. When I got off the first bus once and was ready to transfer to the second bus, I was kicked out of the app unexpectedly.
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Krys Murphy
September 21, 2023
The app is convenient but I don't like the fact that once you purchase tickets on a certain device. The app won't let you download it to a new/current device. So I'm having a hard time retrieving tickets I purchased off another phone. Other than that I like the app, I have told friends and family about it. Just be mindful of what device you purchase your tickets on. Save it to the cloud instead of the device.
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Houston METRO
October 2, 2023
Hi Krys. We appreciate your feedback and we'll share it with our development team to keep in mind for future updates. Thank you for riding METRO.

What's new

Thanks for using Q Ticketing! You can still use the app to purchase mobile tickets for METRO local service and Park & Ride bus. This update now includes options for you to also purchase mobile tickets for services on Harris County Transit and Fort Bend Transit.