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CharlieCard

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

Online Services

Bus and subway riders can join our auto-pay program, a monthly LinkPass subscription that automatically renews.

Alternatively, you can create a MyCharlie account to buy monthly LinkPasses online and get protection against loss, theft, or damage to your CharlieCard. You 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.

*Please note, you cannot check the balance of your CharlieCard online at this time. 

Learn more about CharlieCard services and the CharlieCard store


Where to Get a CharlieCard

Select Subway and Bus Stations

You can get a free, blank CharlieCard from an MBTA Customer Service Agent at the subway and bus stations listed below.

StationWeekdaysSaturdaySunday
Station Alewife Weekdays7 AM - 3 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station Harvard Weekdays7 AM - 3 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station South Station Weekdays7 AM - 3 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station Quincy Center Weekdays7 AM - 3 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station Ashmont Weekdays7 AM - 3 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station Oak GroveWeekdays7 AM - 7 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station North StationWeekdays7 AM - 7 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station HaymarketWeekdays7 AM - 7 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 2:30 PM
Station Back BayWeekdays7 AM - 7 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station RugglesWeekdays7 AM - 7 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station Forest HillsWeekdays7 AM - 7 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station Park StreetWeekdays7 AM - 7 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station ArlingtonWeekdays7 AM - 7 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM
Station KenmoreWeekdays7 AM - 7 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday10:30 AM - 7 PM
Station WonderlandWeekdays7 AM - 8 PMSaturdayNot availableSundayNot available
Station MaverickWeekdays7 AM - 8 PMSaturday9 AM - 8 PMSunday9 AM - 8 PM
Station DudleyWeekdays7 AM - 7 PMSaturday7 AM - 7 PMSunday7 AM - 7 PM

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.

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