Commuter Rail

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

"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

"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.

ZONE
 
RIDE FARE
 
MONTHLY PASS
 
10-RIDE PASS1
 
CASH-ON-BOARD
 
 
1A $2.252 $84.503 $22.50 $5.25
1 $6.252 $200.254 $62.50 $9.25
Interzone 1 7 $2.75 $90.256    
2 $6.752 $217.754 $67.50 $9.75
Interzone 2 7 $3.25 $110.256    
3 $7.502 $244.254 $75.00 $10.50
Interzone 3 7 $3.50 $119.756    
4 $8.252 $263.004 $82.50 $11.25
Interzone 4 7 $4.00 $130.256    
5 $9.252 $291.504 $92.50 $12.25
Interzone 5 7 $4.50 $148.006    
6 $10.002 $318.005 $100.00 $13.00
Interzone 6 7 $5.00 $167.006    
7 $10.502 $336.505 $105.00 $13.50
Interzone 7 7 $5.50 $183.756    
8 $11.502 $363.005 $115.00 $13.50
Interzone 8 7 $6.00 $202.756    
9 $12.002 $379.505 $120.00 $15.00
Interzone 9 7 $6.50 $221.506    
10 $12.502 $398.255 $125.00 $15.50
Interzone 10 7 $6.50 $221.506    
Seniors and Persons
with Disabilities
(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
and under
Free 

Children 11 years old and under ride free when accompanied by an adult with a limit of two children for each adult.

 

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Commuter Rail Zone Chart

North Side Station Fare Zones

ZoneFitchburgLowellHaverhillNewburyport/Rockport
1ANorth Station, PorterNorth Station, West MedfordNorth Station, MaldenNorth Station, Chelsea
1Waverley, BelmontWinchester Center, WedgemereWyoming Hill, Melrose/Ceder Park, Melrose Highlands
2Waltham, Brandeis/RobertsMishawum, Anderson/WoburnGreenwood, Wakefield, ReadingRiverworks. Lynn
3Kendal Green, Hastings, Silver HillWilmingtonNorth WilmingtonSwampscott, Salem
4LincolnBallardvaleBeverly Depot
Montserrat
5Concord, West ConcordNorth BillericaAndoverNorth Beverly, Hamilton/Wenham
Beverly Farms
6South ActonLowellLawrenceIpswich
Manchester
7Littleton/495Bradford, HaverhillRowley
West Gloucester, Gloucester
8Ayer, Shirley, North Leominster, Fitchburg, WachusettNewburyport
Rockport

South Side Station Fare Zones

ZoneFraminghamNeedhamFranklinFairmountProvidence/StoughtonMiddleborough/LakevillePlymouth/KingstonGreenbush
1ASouth Station, Back Bay, YawkeySouth Station, Back Bay, Ruggles, Forest HillsSouth Station, Back Bay, RugglesSouth Station, Newmarket, Uphams Corner, Four Corners, Talbot Avenue, Morton Street, FairmountSouth Station, Back Bay, RugglesSouth Station, JFK/UMassSouth Station, JFK/UMassSouth Station, JFK/UMass
1NewtonvilleRoslindale Village, Vellevue, Highland, West RoxburyHyde ParkHyde ParkQuincy CenterQuincy CenterQuincy Center
2West Newton, AuburndaleHersey, Needham Junction, Needham Center, Heedham HeightsReadville, Endicott, Dedham Corperate CenterReadvilleRoute 128BraintreeBraintreeWeymouth Landing/East Braintree, East Wymouth
3Wellesley Farms, Wellesley Hills, Wellesley SquareIslington, Norwood Depot, Norwood CentralCanton Junction
Canton Center
Holbrook/RandolphSouth WeymouthWest Hingham
4Natick, West NatickWindsor Gardens, Plimptonville, WalpoleSharon
Stoughton
Montello, BrocktonAbingtonNantasket Junction, Cohasset
5FraminghamNorfolkCampelloWhitmanNorth Scituate
6Ashland, SouthboroughFranklin, Forge Park-495MansfieldBridgewaterHansonGreenbush
7WestboroughAttleboro, South AttleboroHalifax
8Grafton, WorcesterProvidenceMiddleborough/LakevillePlymouth
Kingston
9TF Green Airport
10Wickford Junction

 

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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.

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Zone Map

Look at the Commuter Zone Map to see what zone fare your trip requires.

Cape Flyer Train

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