CharlieTickets are available at all fare vending machines located in subway stations. They can be loaded with 1-day and 7-day passes that are valid for unlimited travel* on the MBTA Local Bus, subway, Commuter Rail Zone 1A, and Charlestown Ferry.
*Note that CharlieTicket passes are valid from the date and time of purchase.
You rarely use public transportation.
If only use the MBTA once in a while, you may want to purchase your exact fare on the days you travel.
On the Commuter Rail or Ferry, you can pay your 1-way or round trip fare at ticket windows or on board.
For the bus and subway, you can load cash value on a CharlieTicket at any fare vending machine.
Your normal commute includes travel on the Commuter Rail or ferry.
Monthly Commuter Rail and ferry passes that are printed on CharlieTickets offer unlimited travel on all other MBTA modes.
You can also buy your monthly pass on the mTicket app. Those passes are $10 cheaper than CharlieTicket passes, but you can’t use them on any other mode.
Please note that unless you are reloading a CharlieCard, fare vending machines always dispense CharlieTickets. CharlieCards are only available from MBTA service agents at select stations.