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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.

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Local Bus One-Way

$1.70

with CharlieCard

1 free transfer to Local Bus within 2 hours

$2.00

with CharlieTicket or Cash

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

1 free transfer to Local Bus or Subway within 2 hours

$5.25

with CharlieTicket or Cash

No transfers

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

1 free transfer to Local Bus or Subway within 2 hours

$7.00

with CharlieTicket or Cash

No 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

MyCharlie

Add value or order monthly bus passes online.

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
Discounted one-way fares
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
No discounts
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 or CharlieTicket at onboard fare boxes.

Then, choose where to buy your ticket or pass

When you’re ready to board the bus

Pay with your preloaded card or ticket

Reduced Fares

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

Learn more about reduced fares

Have a Question?

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

MyCharlie

Add value or order monthly bus passes online.

Reduced Fares

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

Learn more about reduced fares