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Bus and Subway Fares

People aged 12 years or older who do not qualify for reduced fares will be charged the standard adult fare. If you are a student, senior, or someone with disabilities who qualifies for reduced fares, click on the correct category below to see applicable fares. People aged 11 and younger ride on MBTA services for free.

Tip: If you would like information on purchasing more than one trip, click on the “Passes” tab below.

Monthly LinkPass

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $84.50

Unlimited travel for one calendar month on the Local Bus and Subway. Valid on the Commuter Rail through Zone 1A when printed on a CharlieTicket.

7-Day Pass

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $21.25

Can be used for the Subway, Bus, Commuter Rail Zone 1A, and the Charlestown Ferry.

1-Day Pass

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $12.00

Can be used for the Subway, Bus, Commuter Rail Zone 1A, and the Charlestown Ferry.

Local Bus Monthly Pass

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $55.00

Unlimited travel for one calendar month on the Local Bus (not including Routes SL1 or SL2).

Inner Express Bus Monthly Pass

Travels on Routes: 170, 325, 326, 351, 424, 426, 428, 434, 449, 450, 459, 501, 502, 503, 504, 553, 554, and 558.

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $128.00

Unlimited travel for one calendar month on the Inner Express Bus, Local Bus, Subway, Commuter Rail Zone 1A (CharlieTicket only), and the Charlestown Ferry (CharlieTicket only).

Outer Express Bus Monthly Pass

Travels on Routes: 352, 354, and 505.

CharlieCard or CharlieTicket $168.00

Unlimited travel for one calendar month on the Outer Express Bus as well as the Inner Express Bus, Local Bus, Subway, Commuter Rail Zone 1A (CharlieTicket only), and the Charlestown Ferry (CharlieTicket only).

Where to Get a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket

Fare Vending Machine

Load any amount of money for One Way fares or a pass (1-Day, 7-Day, Monthly) onto a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket at fare vending machines found at all Subway stations and the following Commuter Rail stations:

Back Bay, Braintree, Forest Hills, JFK/UMass, Lynn, Malden Center, North Station, Porter Square, Quincy Center, Ruggles, South Station, Worcester/Union

Select Bus and Subway Stations

To take advantage of discounted One Way fares, you can get a blank CharlieCard from an MBTA Customer Service agent working at the following stations:

Alewife, Arlington, Ashmont, Back Bay, Dudley Square, Forest Hills, Harvard Square, North Station, Oak Grove, Park, Ruggles

Retail Sales Locations

Get a free, blank CharlieCard and load any amount of money for One Way fares or a pass (1-Day, 7-Day, Monthly) onto it at stores located throughout the Greater Boston and Providence areas.

Find a store near you

On-Board

You may pay for a One Way trip using cash when on-board the Bus, above-ground stops on the Green line, and Mattapan trolley on the Red line. If you do not pay with exact change, the remaining value will be stored on your CharlieCard or a CharlieTicket for later use.

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