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Learn more about reduced fare programs available for children, students, seniors, and people with disabilities.
Note: Certain customers, including people who are blind or have low vision, ride all MBTA services for free. Jump to the bottom of this page for more information.
No matter which type of reduced fare card you have, the price you'll pay for rides is the same. Here are some common types of fares:
*Except student passes, which are valid on express bus and commuter rail Zones 1, 1A, and 2
**Not available with Youth Pass
Please note, reduced fares are not available for monthly express bus, commuter rail, or ferry passes. Customers may purchase 10-ride tickets for the commuter rail and ferry at the discounted rate.
Seniors 65 and older pay reduced fares with a Senior CharlieCard.
People with disabilities pay reduced fares with a Transportation Access Pass (TAP) card.
Students at participating schools pay reduced fares with a Student CharlieCard (S-Card) or a school-purchased pass card (M7 Card).
Young adults who are low income, not in middle or high school, and live in participating cities pay reduced fares with a Youth Pass.
People who are blind or have low vision (and a guide) can use all MBTA services for free with a Blind Access CharlieCard.
Children, active-duty military personnel, police officers, firefighters, and certain public officials can ride the T for free.