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Reduced Fares

We offer reduced fares to some riders. Others, like military personnel and children 11 and under, ride all services for free.

No matter which type of reduced fare card you have, all reduced fare prices are the same. The types of MBTA services you have access to may vary by your card type.

MyCharlie

Add value to your reduced fare card. 

Please note that reduced fare passes cannot be purchased online. 

Who Rides for Free?

Who is Eligible for Reduced Fares?

People with disabilities and Medicare cardholders

If you're a person with a disability or a Medicare cardholder, you may be eligible for reduced fares with a Transportation Access Pass (TAP).

Learn more about the Transportation Access Pass (TAP)

People 65 and older

If you are 65 or older, you are eligible for reduced fares when you use a Senior CharlieCard.

Learn more about the Senior CharlieCard

Some middle and high school students

If you attend one of the schools enrolled in the MBTA’s Student Pass Program, you are eligible for an S-Card or M7 Card. 

Learn more about Student Cards

People 18 – 25 with low income

If you are a low-income young adult who lives in a participating city, you may be eligible for a Youth Pass. The Youth Pass qualifies riders for reduced fares on subway and local bus, but not on express buses, commuter rail, or ferry.  

Learn more about the Youth Pass

Accessibility

Learn more about accessibility on each mode of transit, and the work we're doing to make the MBTA accessible to everyone. 

Accessibility on the MBTA

The RIDE

The RIDE is a paratransit service for people who are unable to use the MBTA's other modes.

More about The RIDE

Reduced One-Way Fares

subway

Subway One-Way

$1.10

with reduced fare card

1 free transfer to Local Bus within 2 hours

bus

Local Bus One-Way

$0.85

with reduced fare card

1 free transfer to Local Bus within 2 hours

bus

Inner Express Bus One-Way

$2.10

with reduced fare card

1 free transfer to Local Bus within 2 hours

bus

Outer Express Bus One-Way

$2.60

with reduced fare card

1 free transfer to Local Bus within 2 hours


Inner Express Bus Routes: 170, 325, 326, 351, 424, 426, 428, 434, 448, 449, 450, 459, 501, 502, 503, 504, 553, 554, 556558

Outer Express Bus Routes: 352, 354505


 

commuter rail

Commuter Rail One-Way

$1.10 – $6.50

with CharlieTicket or mTicket App

No transfers

Find your Commuter Rail fare

ferry

Ferry One-Way

$1.85 – $4.85

with CharlieTicket or mTicket App

No transfers

Find your ferry fare

Reduced Fare Passes

Reduced Monthly LinkPass

$30.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
subway Subway
bus Local Bus

10-ride on Commuter Rail

$11.25  $62.50

  • 10 one-way tickets for a specific zone 
  • Tickets expire 90 days after purchase date 
  • Available on mTicket or as paper tickets

mTicket valid only on:
commuter rail Commuter Rail

10-ride ferry

$17.50  $92.50

  • 10 one-way tickets for a specific route 
  • Tickets expire 90 days after purchase date 
  • Available on mTicket or as paper tickets

mTicket valid only on:
ferry  Ferry

Senior CharlieCard

If you are 65 or older, you are eligible for reduced MBTA fares with a Senior CharlieCard. These cards are valid for 8 years.

Senior CharlieCard

Have a Question?

MyCharlie

Add value to your reduced fare card. 

Please note that reduced fare passes cannot be purchased online. 

Accessibility

Learn more about accessibility on each mode of transit, and the work we're doing to make the MBTA accessible to everyone. 

Accessibility on the MBTA

The RIDE

The RIDE is a paratransit service for people who are unable to use the MBTA's other modes.

More about The RIDE