Fares Overview | MBTA (2024)

The Sumner Tunnel connecting East Boston and Logan Airport to downtown Boston will be closed from July 5 –August 5. There are alternative travel options across modes at free or discounted rates.

Learn more about the Sumner Tunnel closure

One-way fares and passes are available for thesubway, bus, Commuter Rail and ferry. Transfer rules depend on your pass type and how youpay.

Reduced fares are available for eligible customers. Children age 11 and under ride for free.

Standard One-Way Fares

Subway One-Way

$2.40

with CharlieCard, CharlieTicket, or cash

Subway One-Way

with CharlieCard, CharlieTicket, or cash

$2.40

More subway fares

Local Bus One-Way

$1.70

with CharlieCard, CharlieTicket, or cash

Local Bus One-Way

with CharlieCard, CharlieTicket, or cash

$1.70

More bus fares

Commuter Rail One-Way

$2.40 – $13.25

with CharlieTicket or mTicket App

Price based on distance traveled

Commuter Rail One-Way

with CharlieTicket or mTicket App

Price based on distance traveled

$2.40 – $13.25

More Commuter Rail fares

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

Fare Calculator

Choose your origin and destination to calculate your fare with our Trip Planner.

Transfers

Subway and Bus

For Local Bus, Express Bus, Silver Line, and/or Subway, transfer up to two times and pay only the cost of the highest-priced service.

Commuter Rail and Ferry

Certain monthly Commuter Rail passes printed on a CharlieTicket include unlimited transfers to any mode. Single-ride Commuter Rail and ferry tickets generally do not include free transfers.

Note: Transfers are not available with store value CharlieTickets or cash payments.

Learn more about transfers

Most Common Passes

Please note, 1-day and 7-day passes purchased on CharlieTickets and mTicket are valid from the date and time of purchase. Those purchased on CharlieCards are valid from the first tap into a subway station.

For monthly passes, subway and bus and mTicket passes must be purchased by the 15th of the month prior. Printed Commuter Rail and ferry passes must be ordered between the 15th and 22nd.

Refunds are not offered for any of these passes.

Subway and Bus Passes

1-Day Pass

$11.00

Unlimited travel for 24 hours

CharlieCardand CharlieTicketvalid on:
Subway
Local Bus
Silver Line

Commuter Rail Zone 1A Pass on CharlieTicket also valid on:

  • Commuter Rail Zone 1A
  • Charlestown Ferry
  • East Boston Ferry (seasonal)

7-Day Pass

$22.50

Unlimited travel for 7 days

CharlieCardand CharlieTicketvalid on:
Subway
Local Bus
Silver Line

Commuter Rail Zone 1A Pass on CharlieTicket also valid on:

  • Commuter Rail Zone 1A
  • Charlestown Ferry
  • East Boston Ferry(seasonal)

Monthly LinkPass

$90.00

Unlimited travel for the remainder of the month

CharlieCardand CharlieTicketvalid on:
Subway
Local Bus
Silver Line

CharlieTicketalso valid on:

  • Commuter Rail Zone 1A
  • Charlestown Ferry
  • East Boston Ferry

Monthly Local Bus Pass

$55.00

Unlimited travel for the remainder of the month

Valid on:
Local Bus
SL4 and SL5

Note: Monthly LinkPasses are not valid on Express buses. To pay your Express Bus fare, load your CharlieCard or CharlieTicket with an Express Bus pass or stored cash value.

See all bus fares

Auto-pay Monthly Passes

Sign up for Auto-pay so you never have to worry about reloading your CharlieCard again. Signing up is quick and easy, and your pass renews automatically each month.

Learn more about Auto-pay

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 using our trip planner or zone maps.

Monthly Commuter Rail Pass
CharlieTicket

$90.00 – $426.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:

  • Commuter Rail, up to designated pass zone
  • Subway
  • Bus
  • Silver Line
  • Charlestown Ferry
  • East Boston Ferry(seasonal)
  • Hingham/Hull Ferrywith Zone 6 passes and up
  • Zone 1A passes not valid on Express Bus
  • Interzone passes not valid on subway, Express Bus, and ferry

Monthly Commuter Rail Pass
mTicket

$80.00 – $416.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
Commuter Rail, up to designated pass zone
All MBTA ferries

No transfers to other modes

See all Commuter Rail fares

$10 Commuter Rail Weekends

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

Learn more about weekend passes

Ferry Passes

Ferry fares depend on your route. Use our trip planner to plan your route and calculate your fare.

Monthly Passes
on CharlieTicket

$90.00 – $329.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

LinkPass valid on:
Charlestown Ferry
East Boston Ferry(seasonal)
Subway
Silver Line
Bus
Commuter Rail Zone 1A

Hingham/Hull Commuter Ferry pass valid on:
All MBTA ferry routes
Subway
Silver Line
Bus
Commuter Rail Zones 1A-5

Ferry Monthly Pass
mTicket

$80.00 – $319.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

See all ferry fares

Visiting Boston?

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

Check out our visitor guide

Ways to Pay

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

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

CharlieCard

Best for regular bus and subway riders
Online card management

Valid on:
Subway
Bus
Silver Line

CharlieTicket

Best for visitors, Commuter Rail, and ferry riders
Purchase at any subway station

1-Day Passes, 7-Day Passes, and cash-value CharlieTickets valid on:
Subway
Bus
Silver Line

Monthly LinkPass CharlieTicketsvalid on:

  • Subway
  • Bus
  • Silver Line
  • Commuter Rail Zone 1A
  • Charlestown Ferry
  • East Boston Ferry(seasonal)

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

Note: At new Green Line Extension (GLX) stations, you will need to validate your fare at street-level fare vending machines.

Learn more about fare validation at GLX stations

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 people 65 and older, people with disabilities, middle and high school students, and low-income adults. Some customers, such as people who are blind or have low vision andchildren 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

$3.35

Depends onlocation of pick up and drop off as well as booking time.

ADA Ride One-Way

Depends onlocation of pick up and drop off as well as booking time.

$3.35

Premium Ride One-Way

$5.60

Depends onlocation of pick up and drop off as well as booking time.

Premium Ride One-Way

Depends onlocation of pick up and drop off as well as booking time.

$5.60

Learn more about The RIDE

Institutional Sales

Corporate Program: Perq WorkTax-advantaged benefits for employees and employers
Field Trips with the MBTAGroups and schools must register travel up to two weeks prior to their planned trip.
Semester ProgramColleges and universities can order semester passes for their students
Student CharlieCardMiddle and high school students may be eligible for reduced fares

Perq

Get monthly passes—at pre-tax rates—through your employer.

Learn more about Perq

Reduced Fares

Some customers are eligible for reduced fares or can ride the T for free.

Learn more about reduced fares

Use Your EBT Card to Pay Your Fare

You can use your EBT card to load value or passes onto CharlieCards and CharlieTickets.

Learn more about paying with your EBT card

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