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Bus Fares

Local Bus One-Way

Local buses travel within Boston and communities in the immediate area. Silver Line routes SL4 and SL5 are local bus routes.

bus

Local Bus One-Way

$1.70

with CharlieCard, CharlieTicket, or Cash

$0.85

with reduced fare card

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Inner Express Bus One-Way

Inner Express Buses travel in nearby suburbs and make stops in downtown Boston.

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Inner Express Bus One-Way

$4.25

with CharlieCard, CharlieTicket, or Cash

$2.10

with reduced fare card

Outer Express Bus One-Way

Outer Express Buses travel in outer suburbs and make stops in downtown Boston.

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Outer Express Bus One-Way

$5.25

with CharlieCard, CharlieTicket, or Cash

$2.60

with reduced fare card

Transfers

Generally, your trip includes 1 free transfer within 2 hours of your first tap, but only if the mode you’re transferring to costs the same or less than your first fare payment. For example, transferring from subway to bus is free, but you’ll have to pay the difference if you transfer from bus to subway.

Learn more about transfers

Auto-pay

Get a monthly bus pass that renews automatically.

Perq

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

Learn more about Perq

Passes

1-Day and 7-day passes purchased on CharlieTickets are valid from the date and time of purchase. Those purchased on CharlieCards are valid from the first tap at a fare box or fare gate.

1-Day Pass

$12.75

Unlimited travel for 24 hours

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

CharlieTicket also valid on:
commuter rail Commuter Rail Zone 1A
ferry Charlestown Ferry

7-Day Pass

$22.50 

Unlimited travel for 7 days

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

CharlieTicket also valid on:
commuter rail Commuter Rail Zone 1A
ferry Charlestown Ferry

Monthly Local Bus Pass

$55.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
bus Local Bus
silver line SL4 and SL5

Monthly LinkPass

$90.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

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

CharlieTicket also valid on:
commuter rail Commuter Rail Zone 1A
ferry Charlestown Ferry

Monthly Inner Express Bus Pass

$136.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

CharlieCard and CharlieTicket valid on:
bus Local and Inner Express Bus
subway Subway
silver line Silver Line

CharlieTicket also valid on:
commuter rail Commuter Rail Zone 1A
ferry Charlestown Ferry

Monthly Outer Express Bus Pass

$168.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

CharlieCard and CharlieTicket valid on:
bus Local, Inner, and Outer Express Bus
subway Subway
silver line Silver Line

CharlieTicket also valid on:
commuter rail Commuter Rail Zone 1A
ferry Charlestown Ferry

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

How to Pay Your Bus Fare

First, choose your how you’ll pay your fare

The right way to pay for you depends on how often you ride the T.

CharlieCard

Best for frequent bus and subway riders 
Online card management via MyCharlie
Easily tap into stations and vehicles

Valid on:
subway Subway
bus Bus
silver line Silver Line

CharlieTicket

Best for visitors
Purchase at any subway station
Load with cash value or passes
Limited transfers with cash value
No online card management

Cash-value CharlieTickets valid on:
subway Subway
bus Bus
silver line Silver Line

1-day, 7-day, and monthly LinkPasses valid on:
subway Subway
bus Bus
silver line Silver Line
commuter rail Commuter Rail Zone 1A
ferry Charlestown Ferry

You can also pay in cash or add cash value to a CharlieCard at onboard fare boxes, or use your EBT card to load value or passes onto a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket at fare vending machines, the CharlieCard Store, or MTBA retail sales locations that accept EBT cards.

Learn how to pay with your EBT card

Then, choose where to buy your ticket or pass

When you’re ready to board the bus

Reduced Fares

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

Learn more about reduced fares

Have a Question?

Fare Calculator

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

There was a problem performing your search; please try again in a few minutes.

Auto-pay

Get a monthly bus pass that renews automatically.

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