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About CharlieCards

CharlieCards are reusable plastic cards that can be loaded with cash value or 1-day, 7-day, or monthly passes. You can load both cash value and passes onto the same CharlieCard.

CharlieCard holders:

  • Pay lower single-ride fares on bus and subway 
  • Can manage their cards online
  • Can transfer more times and to more modes than CharlieTicket holders

Should I Get a CharlieCard?

Online Services

Bus and subway riders can create a MyCharlie account to set up recurring monthly pass purchases and get protection against loss, theft, or damage to their CharlieCard. Customers can also add up to $50 in cash value without creating an account. 

Commuter Rail, Express Bus, and ferry riders can order monthly passes online. New passes are shipped each month.


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Where to Get a CharlieCard

Select Bus and Subway Stations

You can get a free, blank CharlieCard from an MBTA Customer Service Agent at these bus and subway stations:

Retail Stores

You can get blank CharlieCards and load any amount of money for one-way fares or a pass (1-day, 7-day, monthly) at stores located throughout the Greater Boston and Providence areas.

Find a Store Near You