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Should I Get a CharlieCard?

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Learn about CharlieCards, the easiest way to pay your fare on the MBTA.

There are 2 main ways to pay your fare on the MBTA:

CharlieCard: Reusable plastic card for travel on the bus and subway

CharlieTicket: Reusable paper ticket

A CharlieCard is best for you if…

A CharlieTicket is best for you if…

Please note that unless you are reloading a CharlieCard, fare vending machines always dispense CharlieTickets. CharlieCards are only available from MBTA service agents at select stations.