Fares and Adding Funds to Your Account
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Learn more about The RIDE, MBTA’s door-to-door, shared-ride paratransit service.
Types of Fares
Fares for The RIDE are determined by your destination and whether you make changes to your reservation. Fares listed are one-way, per passenger. Keep in mind, if you travel with a guest, their fare will be deducted from your RIDE account. PCAs travel free.
When you call to book your trip, your reservationist will confirm the fare with you. They can also tell you your balance.
You’re never charged for a trip you don’t take.
|Fare Type||Destination||One-way fare per customer|
|Fare Type||Local ADA||Destination||One-way fare per customer||$3.35|
|Fare Type||Premium non-ADA||Destination||One-way fare per customer||$5.60|
You may also pay a Premium non-ADA fare if you:
- Request same-day service changes
- Change your reservation after 5 PM for service the next day
Add Funds to Your RIDE Account
You must have funds in your RIDE account to book trips.
Log into your RIDE account to add funds with a major credit or debit card. Keep the confirmation number of your transaction for your records.
It can take up to 2 business days for funds to be available in your account.
Call 888-844-0355 and select option 2 (voice and relay).
Hours (including holidays) are:
- Monday – Friday: 7 AM – 8 PM
- Saturday – Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM
- Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover
- Debit cards: Visa and Mastercard
Keep the confirmation number of your transaction for your records.
Funds are available in your account immediately.
Mail a check or money order to:
MBTA - The RIDE
P.O. Box 845097
Boston, MA 02284-5097
Payment should be made out to "MBTA - The RIDE Fares."
Please note your RIDE ID number on the memo line.
Keep the cashed check/money order receipt for your records.
It may take up to 5 business days for funds to be available in your account.