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Senior CharlieCard

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Learn more about reduced fare programs available for children, students, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Senior CharlieCard

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

How to Apply for a Senior CharlieCard

How to Use Your Senior CharlieCard

Subway and Bus

You can load stored value or monthly passes onto your Senior CharlieCard at any fare vending machine or at fare boxes onboard buses and above-ground trolleys. 

Please note: Discounted monthly passes are not available for Express Buses. You can purchase a single ride for 50% of the standard fare.

Commuter Rail and Ferry

On the Commuter Rail* or ferry, show your Senior CharlieCard to MBTA staff at a ticket booth. You’ll pay 50% of the standard fare. 

*You can also receive reduced fares on the Commuter Rail by presenting a valid, government-issued license or ID that states you’re 65 or older.

Please note: Discounted monthly passes are not available for the ferry or Commuter Rail. You can purchase 10-ride tickets for 50% of the standard fare.

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