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Senior CharlieCard

People 65 and older are eligible for reduced MBTA fares with a Senior CharlieCard. These cards are valid for 8 years.

MBTA senior charliecard

For people with doctor-designated permanent disabilities, Transportation Access Pass (TAP) cards are valid for 5 years. For doctor-certified temporary disabilities, cards are valid for 1 year. 

Learn more about TAP cards

MyCharlie

Already have a Senior CharlieCard? Reload it online with MyCharlie.

Monthly passes for Senior CharlieCards cannot be purchased online.

Accessibility

Learn more about accessibility on the MBTA, and how we’re working to make our services accessible to everyone.

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How to Get a Senior CharlieCard

At the CharlieCard Store

  1. Visit the CharlieCard store at Downtown Crossing Station, on the underground concourse between the Red and Orange lines:
    7 Chauncy Street
    Boston, MA 02111
  2. Present a valid, government-issued license or ID for proof of age.
  3. If approved, you’ll receive a 30-day Senior CharlieTicket, valid for use while you wait for your permanent Senior CharlieCard to arrive in the mail, in 7-10 business days.

At Councils on Aging and Senior Centers

Councils on Aging and senior centers occasionally host Senior CharlieCard events where you can apply for a card. You’ll need to bring a valid, government-issued license or ID for proof of age, fill out an application, and get your photo taken.

Staff at the event will mail your application to the MBTA, and your permanent Senior CharlieCard will arrive in the mail in 4-6 weeks.

If you are a staff member at a Councils on Aging or senior center, you can host an event. 

Learn how to conduct a Senior CharlieCard event

How to Use Your Senior CharlieCard

T-Alerts

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Helpful Links

MyCharlie

Already have a Senior CharlieCard? Reload it online with MyCharlie.

Monthly passes for Senior CharlieCards cannot be purchased online.

Accessibility

Learn more about accessibility on the MBTA, and how we’re working to make our services accessible to everyone.

Learn more about accessibility at the MBTA