Shuttle buses replacing Red Line service between Harvard and Alewife Stations in both directions due to disabled work equipment. Severe delays are anticipated. Please allow extra time to your commute.    more >
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Shuttle buses replacing Red Line service between Harvard and Alewife Stations in both directions due to disabled work equipment. Severe delays are anticipated. Please allow extra time to your commute.    more >

 
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Bus Fares and Passes

The T Bus system comprises Local, Inner Express, Outer Express Buses, and part of the Silver Line.

Private Bus Carriers also service MBTA customers. For a complete listing by City/Town, please visit the Private Carrier Bus section.

CharlieCard
CharlieCard $1.60

$3.65 Inner Express
$5.25 Outer Express
FREE transfer to Local Bus and
DISCOUNTED transfer to Subway or Express Bus
FREE Transfer from Express Bus to Subway
One Transfer valid within two hours of paying your fare.
CharlieTicket/ Cash-on-board $2.10

$4.75 Inner Express
$6.80 Outer Express
FREE transfer to Local Bus with CharlieTicket—does not apply to cash-on-board rides.
Monthly Local Bus Pass $50/month

Valid on Local Bus.
Monthly Inner Express Pass $115/month

Valid on Inner Express Bus PLUS Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry, and Commuter Rail Zone 1A.
Monthly Outer Express Pass $168/month

Valid on Outer Express Bus PLUS Inner Express Bus, Local Bus, Subway, Inner Harbor Ferry, and Commuter Rail Zone 1A.
Monthly LinkPass $75/month

Valid on Subway PLUS Local Bus.
Day / Week LinkPass $12.00 for 1 day
$19.00 for 7 days

Valid on Subway, Local Bus, Inner Harbor Ferry, and Commuter Rail Zone 1A.
Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
(Blind persons ride for free)
$.80/ride
$29/month for 7-day validity
$2.35 Inner Express
$3.40 Outer Express

Valid on Local Bus and Subway. Requires a Senior/TAP ID or Mass Commission for the Blind ID. No discounts apply to Express Bus Passes.
Students
(Junior High and High School)
$.80/ride
$26/month for 7-day validity
$26/month for 5-day (Monday-Friday) only
$2.35 Inner Express
$3.40 Outer Express

Valid on Bus, Subway, Express Bus, and Commuter Rail Zones 1, 1A, and 2. Requires Student ID Badge.
Children 11 years old and under Free

Children under the age of twelve ride free when accompanied by an adult, with a limit of two children for each adult.

The Silver Line:

Bus Rapid Transit

Combining the quality of rail transit with the flexibility of buses.
SL4 and SL5 are part of the bus fare structure at left.
SL1 and SL2 are part of the
subway fare structure.

Inner & Outer Express Buses

Inner Express Buses include routes to/from downtown Boston/Back Bay: 170, 325, 326, 351, 424, 426,
428, 434, 448, 449, 450, 459, 501, 502, 504, 553, 554556, and 558.

Outer Express Buses include routes to/from downtown Boston/Back Bay: 352, 354505.