CharlieCards are reusable plastic cards that can be loaded with cash value or 1-day, 7-day, or monthly passes. You can load both cash value and passes onto the same CharlieCard.
- Pay lower single-ride fares on bus and subway
- Can manage their cards online
- Can transfer more times and to more modes than CharlieTicket holders
Bus and subway riders can join our auto-pay program, a monthly LinkPass subscription that automatically renews.
Alternatively, you can create a MyCharlie account to buy monthly LinkPasses online and get protection against loss, theft, or damage to your CharlieCard. You can also add up to $50 in cash value* without creating an account.
Commuter Rail, Express Bus, and ferry riders can order monthly passes online. New passes are shipped each month.
*Please note, you cannot check the balance of your CharlieCard online at this time.
Where to Get a CharlieCard
Select Bus and Subway Stations
You can get a free, blank CharlieCard from an MBTA Customer Service Agent at the following bus and subway stations. Choose your station to view when CharlieCards are available:
You can get blank CharlieCards and load any amount of money for one-way fares or a pass (1-day, 7-day, monthly) at stores located throughout the Greater Boston and Providence areas.