Fares on the Commuter Rail depend on how far you travel. Each station is assigned a zone from 1A-10. The zones of your origin and destination stations determine your fare.
People 12 and older who do not qualify for reduced fares pay the standard fare. Children 11 and younger accompanied by a paying adult ride for free (up to 2 children per adult).
One-way tickets on the Commuter Rail range in price from $2.25-$12.50. They are only valid on the Commuter Rail. No free or discounted transfers are available to other modes. There are no discounts for purchasing a round-trip fare.
Monthly passes are also available, ranging in price from $84.50-$398.25. Passes on CharlieTicket include travel on other modes, but passes on mTicket do not.
One-way, round trip, and monthly Commuter Rail passes (up to Zone 8)* are available at fare vending machines, which are located at all subway stations and the Lynn and Worcester/Union Commuter Rail stations.
*Interzone tickets and passes are not available.
Most machines accept cash and major credit/debit cards. Some machines only accept credit/debit cards and are clearly marked to indicate they don’t accept cash.
You can order monthly Commuter Rail passes for all zones online. Passes are delivered by mail.