Commuter Rail Fares and Passes
Commuter Rail fares are based on a "Zone" and "Interzone" system, with Zone 1A servicing core stations within the City of Boston and immediate area and Zones 1 through 10 servicing communities in and around Greater Boston. Each Commuter Rail station's zone is identified in the chart below.
"Zone fares" are based on direct travel from any outer Commuter Rail station (Zones 1 through 10) to a Zone 1A station, including North Station, South Station and Back Bay. Your fare or pass is based on the Zone you boarded.
For example, if your commute includes boarding the Lowell Line at Lowell Station (Zone 6) and getting off the train at North Station (Zone 1A), you would buy one single ride Zone 6 ticket.
"Interzone fares" are based on travel between Commuter Rail stations outside of Zone 1A. Interzone fares and passes are not valid for travel to Zone 1A stations, including North Station, South Station and Back Bay Station. Interzone monthly pass and ticket fares are based on TOTAL zones "travelled" in.
For example, if your commute includes boarding the Lowell Line at Lowell Station (Zone 6) and getting off the train at Anderson/Woburn Station (Zone 2), you would pass through three zones and would buy one single ride Interzone 5 ticket.
|Interzone 1 7||$2.75||$90.256|
|Interzone 2 7||$3.25||$110.256|
|Interzone 3 7||$3.50||$119.756|
|Interzone 4 7||$4.00||$130.256|
|Interzone 5 7||$4.50||$148.006|
|Interzone 6 7||$5.00||$167.006|
|Interzone 7 7||$5.50||$183.756|
|Interzone 8 7||$6.00||$202.756|
|Interzone 9 7||$6.50||$221.506|
|Interzone 10 7||$6.50||$221.506|
|Seniors and Persons
(Blind persons ride for free)
|50% Off Rides
Percentage off based on Commuter Rail single-ride fares noted above.
Requires a Senior/TAP ID or Mass Commission for the Blind ID.
10-Ride Tickets available based on 10 half fares.
|Children 11 years old
Children 11 years old and under ride free when accompanied by an adult with a limit of two children for each adult.
North Side Station Fare Zones
|1A||North Station, Porter||North Station, West Medford||North Station, Malden||North Station, Chelsea|
|1||Waverley, Belmont||Winchester Center, Wedgemere||Wyoming Hill, Melrose/|
|2||Waltham, Brandeis/||Mishawum, Anderson/||Greenwood, Wakefield, Reading||Riverworks. Lynn|
|3||Kendal Green, Hastings, Silver Hill||Wilmington||North Wilmington||Swampscott, Salem|
|5||Concord, West Concord||North Billerica||Andover||North Beverly, Hamilton/|
West Gloucester, Gloucester
|8||Ayer, Shirley, North Leominster, Fitchburg, Wachusett||Newburyport|
South Side Station Fare Zones
|1A||South Station, Back Bay, Yawkey||South Station, Back Bay, Ruggles, Forest Hills||South Station, Back Bay, Ruggles||South Station, Newmarket, Uphams Corner, Four Corners, Talbot Avenue, Morton Street, Fairmount||South Station, Back Bay, Ruggles||South Station, JFK/||South Station, JFK/||South Station, JFK/|
|1||Newtonville||Roslindale Village, Vellevue, Highland, West Roxbury||Hyde Park||Hyde Park||Quincy Center||Quincy Center||Quincy Center|
|2||West Newton, Auburndale||Hersey, Needham Junction, Needham Center, Heedham Heights||Readville, Endicott, Dedham Corperate Center||Readville||Route 128||Braintree||Braintree||Weymouth Landing/|
|3||Wellesley Farms, Wellesley Hills, Wellesley Square||Islington, Norwood Depot, Norwood Central||Canton Junction|
|Holbrook/||South Weymouth||West Hingham|
|4||Natick, West Natick||Windsor Gardens, Plimptonville, Walpole||Sharon|
|Montello, Brockton||Abington||Nantasket Junction, Cohasset|
|6||Ashland, Southborough||Franklin, Forge Park-495||Mansfield||Bridgewater||Hanson||Greenbush|
|7||Westborough||Attleboro, South Attleboro||Halifax|
|9||TF Green Airport|
1 10-Ride Ticket is available only on the mTicket mobile app.
2 A $3.00 surcharge will be added to tickets purchased onboard all trains departing from North Station, South Station and Back Bay Station. Customers boarding Mondays through Fridays at a commuter rail station with an MBTA ticket vending machine or an accessible ticket vendor will be charged a $3.00 surcharge when purchasing tickets onboard. For a list of these stations, click here.
3 Zone passes valid on Local Bus, Subway, and Inner Harbor Ferry.
4 Zone passes valid on Local Bus, Subway, Express Bus, and Inner Harbor Ferry.
5 Zone passes valid on Local Bus, Subway, Express Bus, and Ferries.
6 Interzone passes valid on Local bus.
7 Interzone tickets and passes are not available on our automated ticket vending machines. Interzone tickets and passes are sold on our mTicketing app, at ticket sales offices, and at retail sales outlets. For a list of sales locations, click here.