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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.

New Fares Start July 1

See how the fare increase will affect 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 One-Way

$2.25

with a CharlieCard

$2.75 with a CharlieTicket or cash

More subway fares

Local Bus One-Way

$1.70

with a CharlieCard

$2.00 with a CharlieTicket or cash

More bus fares

Commuter Rail One-Way

$2.25 – $12.50

with a CharlieTicket or mTicket

Price based on distance traveled

More Commuter Rail fares

Ferry One-Way

$3.50 – $18.50

with a CharlieTicket or mTicket

Price based on route taken

More ferry fares

Reduced fares are available for eligible customers, and the MBTA 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

$12.00

Unlimited travel for 24 hours

CharlieCard valid on:
Subway
Local Bus
Silver Line

CharlieTicket valid on:
Subway
Local Bus
Silver Line
Commuter Rail Zone 1A
Charlestown Ferry

7-Day Pass

$21.25

Unlimited travel for 7 days

CharlieCard valid on:
Subway
Local Bus
Silver Line


CharlieTicket valid on:
Subway
Local Bus
Silver Line
Commuter Rail Zone 1A 
Charlestown Ferry

Monthly LinkPass

$84.50

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
Subway
Local Bus
Silver Line

Monthly Local Bus Pass

$55.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
Local Bus
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

$84.50 – $398.25

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

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

Zone 1A passes not valid on Express Bus

Monthly Commuter Rail Pass
mTicket

$74.50 – $388.25

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
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

$84.50 – $308.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Charlestown CharlieTicket valid on:
Charlestown Ferry
Subway
Bus
Commuter Rail Zone 1A

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

Ferry Monthly Pass
mTicket

$74.50 – $298.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
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
Bus

CharlieTicket

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

Valid on:
Subway
Bus
Commuter Rail
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
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.

ADA Ride One-Way

$3.15

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

Premium Ride One-Way

$5.25

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

Learn more about The RIDE

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Have a question?

New Fares Start July 1

See how the fare increase will affect your commute.

Auto-pay

Get a monthly subway or bus pass that renews automatically.

MyCharlie

Add value or order monthly passes online.