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Student CharlieCards

Students at participating middle and high schools are eligible for reduced bus and subway fares. 

Check with your school administrator or Boston Public Schools (BPS) Transportation to see if you’re eligible and find out how to get a card.

All student passes expire on August 31 of each year.

MyCharlie

Already have a Student CharlieCard card? Reload it online with MyCharlie.

Please note that new Student CharlieCards cannot be purchased online.

College Student CharlieCards

Students at participating universities may be eligible for reduced MBTA fares through the Semester Pass Program. 

Learn more about the Semester Program

Card Types

There are 2 types of student CharlieCards, and both of them offer discounts.

S-Card

Load with cash value
 Load with daily, weekly, or monthly passes
Easily tap into stations and vehicles

Valid on: 
Subway
Bus
Commuter Rail, for 50% the standard one-way fare

M7 Card

Preloaded with monthly passes between September and June
Load with cash value or passes in July and August

Valid on:
Subway
Bus
Commuter Rail Zones 1A-2, or 50% the standard one-way fare in Zones 3-10

Paying Your Fare

Planning Your Trip

Plan your trip to school with our trip planner tool–you can even tell it when you need to arrive so you aren’t late. Review your route options with a parent or guardian to choose the one that’s right for you.

While You Ride

To help make riding the T a pleasant experience for everyone, please follow our rider etiquette guide, and read our rules for bringing bikes on the T. 

Be aware of your surroundings while on public transportation, follow our safety tips, and remember—if you see something, say something.

T-Alerts

Stay informed. Get alerts about service delays and elevator/escalator outages by text or email.

Sign up for T-Alerts

Helpful Links

MyCharlie

Already have a Student CharlieCard card? Reload it online with MyCharlie.

Please note that new Student CharlieCards cannot be purchased online.

College Student CharlieCards

Students at participating universities may be eligible for reduced MBTA fares through the Semester Pass Program. 

Learn more about the Semester Program