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Reduced Fares

Some riders are eligible for reduced fares. Military personnel and children under 11 ride 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.

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 with 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 young adult with low income and live in a participating city or town, you may be eligible for a Youth Pass CharlieCard. The Youth Pass Program provides eligible riders with reduced fares on the bus, subway, and Commuter Rail.

Learn more about the Youth Pass CharlieCard

Accessibility

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

Learn more about accessibility on the MBTA

The RIDE

customer exiting the ride at long wharf

The RIDE is a paratransit service for people who are unable to use the MBTA’s other modes some or all of the time.

Learn about The RIDE

Use Your EBT Card to Pay Your Fare

A rider uses an EBT card at a fare vending machine

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

Learn more about paying with your EBT card

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 mTicket App or Paper Ferry Ticket

No transfers

Find your ferry fare

Reduced Fare Passes

Reduced Monthly LinkPass

$30.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month on Local Bus and subway

Valid on:
subway Subway
bus Local Bus

10-ride on Commuter Rail

$11.00 – $65.00

  • Pack of 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

$18.50 – $48.50

  • Pack of 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

Have a Question?

Accessibility

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

Learn more about accessibility on the MBTA

The RIDE

customer exiting the ride at long wharf

The RIDE is a paratransit service for people who are unable to use the MBTA’s other modes some or all of the time.

Learn about The RIDE

Use Your EBT Card to Pay Your Fare

A rider uses an EBT card at a fare vending machine

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

Learn more about paying with your EBT card