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Fares & Passes

CharlieCards and CharlieTickets make it easier than ever to ride the T. Review fares below or click on a transit mode on the left to see complete fares, passes and reduced fare detail.

Tickets and cards store value for single or multiple rides, or you can load a T-Pass on your CharlieCard or CharlieTicket and travel as much and as often as you like. No matter how
you ride, there's a T-Pass to meet your needs. Visit a T-Pass Sales office, full-service, in-station
fare vending machine, and retail sales location or buy T-Passes online.

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New Fares - Effective July 1, 2014

The MBTA Board voted to implement fare and service changes to balance the FY2015 budget. The fare and service changes are effective July 1, 2014.

MBTA Service and Fare Changes  PDF    Word   
MBTA Fare Policy Effective July 1, 2012  PDF  Word

 

Core CharlieCard Fares Existing Proposed Change
Adult Local Bus  $1.50  $1.60  $0.10
Senior/Tap Local Bus 0.75 0.80 0.05
Student Local Bus 0.75 0.80 0.05
Adult Rapid Transit 2.00 2.10 0.10
Senior/TAP Rapid Transit 1.00 1.05 0.05
Student Rapid Transit 1.00 1.05 0.05
Local Bus + Rapid Transit 2.00 2.10 0.10
Inner Express Bus 3.50 3.65 0.15
Outer Express Bus 5.00 5.25 0.25
Note: Discounts for seniors, persons with disabilities, and students vary based on the fare type; children 11 and younger ride free with adult.

 

Core CharlieTicket/Onboard Cash Fares Existing Proposed Change
Local Bus  $2.00  $2.10  $0.10
Rapid Transit  2.50  2.65  0.15
Inner Express Bus  4.50  4.75  0.25
Outer Express Bus  6.50  6.80  0.30

 

Non-Core Fares Existing Proposed Change
Commuter Rail Zone 1A  $2.00  $2.10  $0.10
Commuter Rail Zone 1 5.50 5.75 0.25
Commuter Rail Zone 2 6.00 6.25 0.25
Commuter Rail Zone 3 6.75 7.00 0.25
Commuter Rail Zone 4 7.25 7.50 0.25
Commuter Rail Zone 5 8.00 8.50 0.50
Commuter Rail Zone 6 8.75 9.25 0.50
Commuter Rail Zone 7 9.25 9.75 0.50
Commuter Rail Zone 8 10.00 10.50 0.50
Commuter Rail Zone 9 10.50 11.00 0.50
Commuter Rail Zone 10 11.00 11.50 0.50
Commuter Rail Interzone 1 2.50 2.75 0.25
Commuter Rail Interzone 2 3.00 3.25 0.25
Commuter Rail Interzone 3 3.25 3.50 0.25
Commuter Rail Interzone 4 3.50 3.75 0.25
Commuter Rail Interzone 5 4.00 4.25 0.25
Commuter Rail Interzone 6 4.50 4.75 0.25
Commuter Rail Interzone 7 5.00 5.25 0.25
Commuter Rail Interzone 8 5.50 5.75 0.25
Commuter Rail Interzone 9 6.00 6.25 0.25
Hingham and Hull Boats 8.00 8.50 0.50
Inner Harbor Ferries 3.00 3.25 0.25
Cross-Harbor Commuter Ferry 13.00 13.75 0.75
Logan Airport Commuter Ferry 16.00 17.00 1.00
Note: Discounts for seniors, persons with disabilities, and students vary based on the fare type; children 11 and younger ride free with adult.

 

Pass Type Existing Proposed Change
Local Bus  $48.00  $50.00  $2.00 
LinkPass  70.00 75.00 5.00
Senior/TAP LinkPass  28.00 29.00 1.00
Student 5-Day Validity, Monthly LinkPass  25.00 26.00 1.00
Student 7-Day Validity, Monthly LinkPass  28.00 26.00 -2.00
1-Day LinkPass 11.00 12.00 1.00
7-Day LinkPass  18.00 19.00 1.00
Inner Express  110.00 115.00 5.00
Outer Express  160.00 168.00 8.00
Commuter Rail Zone 1A (equal to LinkPass)  70.00 75.00 5.00
Commuter Rail Zone 1 173.00 182.00 9.00
Commuter Rail Zone 2 189.00 198.00 9.00
Commuter Rail Zone 3 212.00 222.00 10.00
Commuter Rail Zone 4 228.00 239.00 11.00
Commuter Rail Zone 5 252.00 265.00 13.00
Commuter Rail Zone 6 275.00 289.00 14.00
Commuter Rail Zone 7 291.00 306.00 15.00
Commuter Rail Zone 8 314.00 330.00 16.00
Commuter Rail Zone 9 329.00 345.00 16.00
Commuter Rail Zone 10 345.00 362.00 17.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 1  82.00 86.00 4.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 2 100.00 105.00 5.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 3 109.00 114.00 5.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 4 118.00 124.00 6.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 5 134.00 141.00 7.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 6 151.00 159.00 8.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 7 167.00 175.00 8.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 8 184.00 193.00 9.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 9 201.00 211.00 10.00
Commuter Boat 262.00 275.00 13.00
Inner Harbor Ferry 70.00 75.00 5.00

 

 THE RIDE Existing Proposed Change
ADA Service Area  $3.00  $3.00  0.00
Premium Service Area  5.00 5.00 0.00

 

Effective July 1, 2012, Commuter Rail tickets will have the following expiration periods:

  •  All 10-ride tickets will be sold with an expiration time limit of 90 days. 
  •  Single ride tickets will be sold with an expiration time of 90 days.

Note: When entering a station with a CharlieTicket or CharlieCard loaded with a daily, weekly, or monthly pass, customers cannot re-enter the station for a period of twenty minutes after the initial use.

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