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Ticket Types to Best Suit Your Travel Needs


Ticket Types

One-way Tickets

One-way tickets purchased in the CTrail eTix app are valid for 60 days. One-way tickets purchased at ticket windows or ticket vending machines are valid for 90 days.

Ten-Trip Tickets

Ten-trip tickets are valid for 180 days. Ten-trip tickets are non-transferable; lost tickets can neither be refunded nor replaced.

Monthly Tickets

Monthly tickets are issued per calendar month. Other various monthly ticket add-ons include the following (may incur additional charges):

  • Monthly Plus Bus – includes bus service on CTtransit New Haven Division, River Valley Transit, and Southeast Area Regional Transit.
  • UniRail Monthly – combines Metro-North tickets with CTrail Shore Line East rail service for a lower combined fare than if tickets were purchased separately.
  • School Monthly – discounted fare for students 18 or younger traveling to and from primary or secondary school. Proof of age and school-issued ID are required (Not valid for college students).
  • Monthly tickets are non-transferable; lost tickets can neither be refunded nor replaced.

U-Pass CT

U-Pass CT cards are available for students at participating schools for unlimited rides throughout Connecticut, including weekends and holidays. All you need is your U-Pass CT card and valid student ID. Be sure to follow all of the Conditions of Use. For more details on the U-Pass and a list of participating schools, visit

How to Purchase

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways: 

  • The CTrail eTix app for Android or iOS 
    • Download the app from the Google Play store here
    • Download the app from the Apple App Store here
  • Full-service windows via Amtrak ticketing only at New London, Old Saybrook, and New Haven Union Stations.
  • Ticket vending machines at New Haven Union Station.
  • Onboard all CTrail Shore Line East trains – cash only, exact change, and no bills larger than $20. 
    • UniRail tickets cannot be purchased on board CTrail Shore Line East trains or at stations serviced only by CTrail Shore Line East.