Cash fare payments are accepted onboard all MBTA buses.
Cash fare payments do not include transfers to other modes of transit.
Standard single ride cash fare: $2.00
Then, choose where to buy your ticket or pass
Fare Vending Machines
You can buy or renew 1-day, 7-day, cash value, and monthly passes on CharlieTickets and CharlieCards at fare vending machines. They are located at all subway stations and at the Lynn and Worcester/Union Commuter Rail stations.
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.
Onboard Fare Boxes
You can add up to $20 in cash value to a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket at onboard fare boxes.