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Fares Overview

One-way fares and passes are available for the subway, bus, Commuter Rail and ferry. Transfer rules depend on your pass type and how you pay.

Reduced fares are available for eligible customers. Children 11 and under ride for free with a paying adult (up to 2 children per adult).

New Fares Started July 1

See how the fare increase affects your commute.

Auto-pay

Get a monthly subway or bus pass that renews automatically.

MyCharlie

Add value or order monthly passes online.

Standard One-Way Fares

subway

Subway One-Way

$2.40

with CharlieCard

$2.90 with a CharlieTicket or cash

More subway fares

bus

Local Bus One-Way

$1.70

with CharlieCard

$2.00 with a CharlieTicket or cash

More bus fares

commuter rail

Commuter Rail One-Way

$2.40 – $13.25

with CharlieTicket or mTicket App

Price based on distance traveled

More Commuter Rail fares

ferry

Ferry One-Way

$3.70 – $9.75

with CharlieTicket or mTicket App

Price based on route taken

More ferry fares

The MBTA also offers The RIDE, a paratransit service, for customers who are unable to use other modes.

Visiting Boston?

We've put together a guide with everything visitors need to know about riding the MBTA. 

Check out our visitor guide

Most Common Passes

Subway and Bus Passes

1-Day Pass

$12.75

Unlimited travel for 24 hours

CharlieCard valid on:
subway Subway
bus Local Bus
silver line Silver Line

CharlieTicket valid on:
subway Subway
bus Local Bus
silver line Silver Line
commuter rail Commuter Rail Zone 1A
ferry Charlestown Ferry

7-Day Pass

$22.50

Unlimited travel for 7 days

CharlieCard valid on:
subway Subway
bus Local Bus
silver line Silver Line


CharlieTicket valid on:
subway Subway
bus Local Bus
silver line Silver Line
commuter rail Commuter Rail Zone 1A 
ferry Charlestown Ferry

Monthly LinkPass

$90.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
subway Subway
bus Local Bus
silver line Silver Line

Monthly Local Bus Pass

$55.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
bus Local Bus
silver line SL4 and SL5

Note: Inner and Outer Express Bus fares are more expensive than Local Bus fares.

See all bus fares

Commuter Rail Passes

Each Commuter Rail station is located in a fare zone, from 1A-10. Your Commuter Rail fare depends on which zones your boarding and exiting stations are located in. Find your fare with our fare finder or zone maps.

Monthly Commuter Rail Pass
CharlieTicket

$90.00 – $426.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
commuter rail Commuter Rail, up to designated pass zone
subway Subway
bus Bus
ferry Charlestown Ferry, Hingham/Hull Ferry with Zone 6 passes and up

Zone 1A passes not valid on Express Bus

Monthly Commuter Rail Pass
mTicket

$80.00 – $416.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
commuter rail Commuter Rail, up to designated pass zone

No transfers to other modes

$10 Commuter Rail Weekends

Take unlimited Commuter Rail trips on Saturdays and Sundays for just $10.

Learn more about weekend passes

Ferry Passes

Ferry fares depend on your route. Find your fare with our fare finder.

Ferry Monthly Pass
CharlieTicket

$90.00 – $329.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Charlestown CharlieTicket valid on:
ferry Charlestown Ferry
subway Subway
bus Bus
commuter rail Commuter Rail Zone 1A

Hingham/Hull CharlieTicket valid on:
ferry All ferry routes
subway Subway
bus Bus
commuter rail Commuter Rail Zone 1A-5

Ferry Monthly Pass
mTicket

$80.00 – $319.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
ferry All ferry routes

Ways to Pay

The right way to pay depends on which modes you want to take, and how often.

CharlieCard

Best for regular bus and subway riders
Online card management
Discount on one-way fares

Valid on:
subway Subway
bus Bus

CharlieTicket

Best for visitors, Commuter Rail, and ferry riders
Purchase at any subway station
No discounts

Valid on:
subway Subway
bus Bus
commuter rail Commuter Rail
ferry Ferry

mTicket

Best for Commuter Rail and ferry riders
Easy online purchase and ticket scan
Discount on monthly passes
iPhone and Android app

Valid on:
commuter rail Commuter Rail
ferry Ferry

You can also pay in cash on buses and trolleys at street-level stops.

CharlieCard

CharlieCards are reusable plastic cards that can be loaded with cash value or 1-Day, 7-Day, or monthly passes.

Learn more about CharlieCards

Reduced Fares

MBTA offers discounted fares for seniors, people with disabilities, middle and high school students, and low-income adults. Some customers, such as people who are blind or have low vision and children 11 and under, ride for free. 

Learn more about reduced fares

The RIDE

The RIDE is a paratransit service for people who are unable to use the MBTA's other modes.

the ride

ADA Ride One-Way

$3.35

Depends on location of pick-up and drop-off as well as booking time.

the ride

Premium Ride One-Way

$5.60

Depends on location of pick-up and drop-off as well as booking time.

Learn more about The RIDE

Institutional Sales

Have a question?

New Fares Started July 1

See how the fare increase affects your commute.

Auto-pay

Get a monthly subway or bus pass that renews automatically.

MyCharlie

Add value or order monthly passes online.