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Youth Pass

Tapping a Youth Pass on a subway fare gate

The Youth Pass Program offers reduced fares to young adults with low income. The program is a partnership between the T and participating cities and towns.

Youth Pass CharlieCards can be loaded with:

  • Cash value for roughly 50% reduced one-way fares
  • $10 7-Day LinkPasses
  • $30 monthly LinkPasses

Your card can also be used to purchase reduced monthly passes for Commuter Rail, Ferry, and Express Bus.

Youth Pass Eligibility and Application

You may be eligible for a Youth Pass if you meet these requirements:

  • You live in a participating city or town.
  • You are between 18 and 25 and are enrolled in a Youth Pass partner program, such as MassHealth, SNAP, Year Up, public housing, etc.
  • You are between 12 and 17 and are unable to get a Student CharlieCard through your middle or high school.

Youth Pass CharlieCards are valid from November 1 of the current year to October 31 of the following year. Cards issued for the previous year expire on November 1.

Riders will need to re-apply each year to be issued a new card.

How to Use Your Youth Pass

You can use your Youth Pass CharlieCard to purchase reduced fares and passes. Youth Pass riders should always keep their Youth Pass CharlieCard with them when they ride the T to present as proof of program membership.

Learn more about reduced fare passes

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility

First, check to make sure you live in a participating city or town, then, review the eligibility criteria to see if you qualify.

Application

Locations

Youth Pass CharlieCard

Contact

Please contact your city or town for more information about eligibility and how to apply to the Youth Pass program.

Youth Pass Reduced Fares

The Youth Pass CharlieCard provides reduced fares for bus, subway, Commuter Rail, Express Bus, and ferry.

See all reduced fare prices

Youth Pass Eligibility

Learn more about eligibility requirements and what documents you’ll need to apply.

Find out if you’re eligible

Want to Become a Youth Pass Partner?

If you're a municipal or nonprofit employee and are interested in launching the Youth Pass Program in your municipality, email us at youthpass@mbta.com.

Plan Ahead

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Youth Pass Reduced Fares

The Youth Pass CharlieCard provides reduced fares for bus, subway, Commuter Rail, Express Bus, and ferry.

See all reduced fare prices

Youth Pass Eligibility

Learn more about eligibility requirements and what documents you’ll need to apply.

Find out if you’re eligible

Want to Become a Youth Pass Partner?

If you're a municipal or nonprofit employee and are interested in launching the Youth Pass Program in your municipality, email us at youthpass@mbta.com.

Plan Ahead

On the platform in Park Street Station, a woman holds her smartphone with a Green Line train in the background.

Get service alerts via text or email.

Check alerts