Save time with Ventra Mobile Ticket app.
This app won’t save you money but it will save you time. For anyone who’s waited in line to buy a ticket at Union or Ogilvie Stations at rush hour or on a Saturday can now use the app to skip the enormous lines.
The Ventra app allows you to perform the same functions for the CTA as the desktop version including managing your Ventra account, reloading your card and buying passes. It also has a transit tracker. The difference is the app allows you to buy Metra tickets including single ride, 10 ride, weekend and monthly passes. No more waiting in the ridiculous Metra ticket lines.
The whole process of using the app to buy a Metra ticket through the Ventra app takes a few minutes. See the series of screen shots for the process below.
Once on the train your should have the app open so the conductor can see your ticket.
Overall it’s a win because now I can leave for the train station 30 minutes later at rush hour or on Saturdays.