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Bus Fares

Local Bus One-Way

Local buses travel within Boston and communities in the immediate area. Silver Line routes SL4 and SL5 are local bus routes.

Local Bus One-Way

$1.70

with a CharlieCard

1 free transfer to Local Bus within 2 hours

$2.00

with a CharlieTicket or Cash

Inner Express Bus One-Way

Inner Express Buses travel in nearby suburbs and make stops in downtown Boston.

Inner Express Bus One-Way

$4.00

with a CharlieCard

1 free transfer to Local Bus or Subway within 2 hours

$5.00

with a CharlieTicket or Cash

No transfers

Outer Express Bus One-Way

Outer Express Buses travel in outer suburbs and make stops in downtown Boston.

Outer Express Bus One-Way

$5.25

with a CharlieCard

1 free transfer to Local Bus or Subway within 2 hours

$7.00

with a CharlieTicket or Cash

No transfers

MyCharlie

Add value or order monthly bus passes online.

New: Auto-pay

Get a monthly pass that renews automatically.

Passes

1-Day and 7-day passes purchased on CharlieTickets are valid from the date and time of purchase. Those purchased on CharlieCards are valid from the first tap at a fare box or fare gate.

1-Day Pass

$12.00

Unlimited travel for 24 hours

CharlieCard valid on:
Local Bus
Subway
Silver Line

CharlieTicket valid on:
Local Bus
Subway
Commuter Rail Zone 1A
Charlestown Ferry

7-Day Pass

$21.25 

Unlimited travel for 7 days

CharlieCard valid on:
Local Bus
Subway
Silver Line

CharlieTicket valid on:
Local Bus
Subway
Commuter Rail Zone 1A
Charlestown Ferry

Monthly Local Bus Pass

$55.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
Local Bus
SL4 and SL5

Monthly LinkPass

$84.50

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
Subway
Local Bus
Silver Line

Monthly Inner Express Bus Pass

$128.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

CharlieCard valid on:
Local and Inner Express Bus
Subway
Silver Line

CharlieTicket valid on:
Local and Inner Express Bus
Subway
Silver Line
Commuter Rail Zone 1A with CharlieTicket
Charlestown Ferry with CharlieTicket

Monthly Outer Express Bus Pass

$168.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

CharlieCard valid on:
Local, Inner, and Outer Express Bus
Subway
Silver Line

CharlieTicket valid on:
Local, Inner, and Outer Express Bus
Subway
Silver Line
Commuter Rail Zone 1A with CharlieTicket
Charlestown Ferry with CharlieTicket

CharlieCard

CharlieCards are reusable plastic cards that can be loaded with cash value or 1-Day, 7-Day, or monthly passes.

Learn more about CharlieCards

How to Pay Your Bus Fare

First, choose your how you’ll pay your fare

The right way to pay for you depends on how often you ride the T.

CharlieCard

Best for frequent bus and subway riders 
Online card management via MyCharlie
Discounted one-way fares
Easily tap into stations and vehicles

Valid on:
Subway
Bus

CharlieTicket

Best for visitors looking for passes
Purchase at any subway station
Valid on Commuter Rail Zone 1A or ferry with 1- and 7-Day pass
No discounts
Limited transfers with cash value
No online card management

Valid on:
Subway
Bus
Commuter Rail
Ferry
 

You can also pay in cash or add cash value to a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket at onboard fare boxes.

Then, choose where to buy your ticket or pass

When you’re ready to board the bus

Pay with your preloaded card or ticket

Reduced Fares

Some customers are eligible for reduced fares or can ride the MBTA for free.

Learn more about reduced fares

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MyCharlie

Add value or order monthly bus passes online.

New: Auto-pay

Get a monthly pass that renews automatically.

Reduced Fares

Some customers are eligible for reduced fares or can ride the MBTA for free.

Learn more about reduced fares