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Bus and Subway Fares

People 12 and older who do not qualify for reduced fares pay the standard fare. If you are a student, senior, or someone with a disability who qualifies for reduced fares, click on the correct category below to view your fare. Children 11 and younger accompanied by a paying adult ride for free (up to 2 children per adult).

Tip: For information about 1-day, 7-day, and monthly passes, click on the "Passes" tab below.

Monthly LinkPass

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $84.50

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month on:

  • Local Bus
  • Subway

CharlieTicket also valid for travel on Commuter Rail Zone 1A and Charlestown Ferry.

7-Day Pass

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $21.25

Unlimited travel for 7 days* on:

  • Local Bus
  • Subway

CharlieTicket also valid for travel on Commuter Rail Zone 1A and Charlestown Ferry.

*CharlieTickets are valid from the time of purchase. CharlieCards are valid from the first time they are used.

1-Day Pass

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $12.00

Unlimited travel for 1 day* on:

  • Local Bus
  • Subway

CharlieTicket also valid for travel on Commuter Rail Zone 1A and Charlestown Ferry.

*CharlieTickets are valid from the time of purchase. CharlieCards are valid from the first time they are used.

Local Bus Monthly Pass

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $55.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month on:

  • Local Bus (not including routes SL1, SL2, or SL3)

Inner Express Bus Monthly Pass

Routes 170, 325, 326, 351, 424, 426, 428, 434, 441, 442, 448, 449, 450, 459, 501, 502, 503, 504, 553, 554, 556, and 558.

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $128.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month on:

  • Inner Express Bus
  • Local Bus
  • Subway
  • Commuter Rail Zone 1A (CharlieTicket or pre-printed CharlieCard with valid date only)
  • Charlestown Ferry (CharlieTicket or pre-printed CharlieCard with valid date only)

Outer Express Bus Monthly Pass

Routes 352, 354, and 505.

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $168.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month on:

  • Outer Express Bus
  • Inner Express Bus
  • Local Bus
  • Subway
  • Commuter Rail Zone 1A (CharlieTicket or pre-printed CharlieCard with valid date only)
  • Charlestown Ferry (CharlieTicket or pre-printed CharlieCard with valid date only)

Where to Get a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket

Fare Vending Machine

Load any amount of money for One Way fares or a pass (1-Day, 7-Day, Monthly) onto a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket at fare vending machines found at all Subway stations and the following Commuter Rail stations:

Back Bay, Braintree, Forest Hills, JFK/UMass, Lynn, Malden Center, North Station, Porter Square, Quincy Center, Ruggles, South Station, Worcester/Union

Select Bus and Subway Stations

To take advantage of discounted One Way fares, you can get a blank CharlieCard from an MBTA Customer Service agent working at the following stations:

Alewife, Arlington, Ashmont, Back Bay, Dudley Square, Forest Hills, Harvard Square, North Station, Oak Grove, Park, Ruggles

Retail Sales Locations

Get a free, blank CharlieCard and load any amount of money for One Way fares or a pass (1-Day, 7-Day, Monthly) onto it at stores located throughout the Greater Boston and Providence areas.

Find a store near you

On-Board

You may pay for a One Way trip using cash when on-board the Bus, above-ground stops on the Green line, and Mattapan trolley on the Red line. If you do not pay with exact change, the remaining value will be stored on your CharlieCard or a CharlieTicket for later use.

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