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Commuter Rail Fares

One-Way Fares

Each Commuter Rail station is located in a fare zone, from 1A-10. Your Commuter Rail fare depends on which zones your boarding and exiting stations are located in.

Commuter Rail One-Way

$2.25 – $12.50

with a CharlieTicket or mTicket

Price based on route taken

Learn about Commuter Rail zones

Commuter Rail Weekend Pass

$10.00

with a CharlieTicket, Cash, or mTicket

Learn about $10 weekends

Find the cost of your trip with our fare finder. 

Commuter Rail Fare Zones

Download our map to see which zone your station is in.

Find my fare zone

Passes

The price of your monthly Commuter Rail pass depends on which zones your boarding and exiting stations are located in.

Tip! Reduced monthly Commuter Rail passes are not available, but reduced 10-ride passes are available at fare vending machines, at ticket windows, and from mTicket.

Monthly Commuter Rail Pass CharlieTicket

$84.50 – $398.25

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month 

Valid on:
Commuter Rail, up to designated pass zone
Subway
Bus
Charlestown Ferry, Hingham/Hull Ferry with Zone 6 passes and up

  • Zone 1A passes not valid on Express Bus
  • Interzone passes not valid on ferries

Monthly Commuter Rail Pass mTicket

$74.50 – $388.25

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:
Commuter Rail, up to designated pass zone

No transfers to other modes

Weekend Pass

$10.00

  • Unlimited travel to all zones on all lines
  • Valid Saturdays and Sundays
  • Available onboard trains, at ticket windows, and from mTicket

Valid only on: 
Commuter Rail

$10 Commuter Rail Weekends

Take unlimited Commuter Rail trips on Saturdays and Sundays for just $10.

Learn more about weekend passes

Monthly Passes

Order monthly Commuter Rail passes online.

How to Pay Your Commuter Rail Fare

First, choose how you'll pay your fare

Conductors will check your ticket or pass after you board the train.  

Tip! During Fare Is Fair events, your ticket will be checked before you board.

CharlieTicket

Best for frequent Commuter Rail riders who also take the subway or bus
 Monthly passes available
No online card management
No discounts

One-way and round trip tickets valid on:
Commuter Rail, up to designated zone

Monthly passes valid on:
Commuter Rail, up to designated zone
Subway
Bus
Charlestown Ferry, Hingham/Hull Ferry with Zone 6 passes and up (Interzone passes not valid)

mTicket

Best for infrequent Commuter Rail riders or pass holders who don't often take subway or bus
$10 discount on monthly passes 
Convenient smartphone app for ticket purchase and validation
10-ride passes available
No transfers

Valid on:
Commuter Rail, up to designated zone

Download on the App Store   Get it on Google Play

Cash Onboard

Best for infrequent Commuter Rail riders at stations where tickets can’t be purchased at fare vending machines or ticket windows
May include a $3 fee if you board at a station where tickets can be purchased
 Only available for one-way and round trip tickets
Not available during Fare is Fair events

Then, choose where to buy your ticket or pass

When you're ready to board the train

The conductor will verify your fare payment after you board the train. The only exception to this is during Fare Is Fair events, when they will check your ticket before you board. 

The conductor may tuck a small piece of paper on the seat back in front of you to indicate that you paid your fare.

Reduced Fares

Some customers are eligible for reduced fares or can ride the MBTA for free.

Learn more about reduced fares

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Monthly Passes

Order monthly Commuter Rail passes online.

Reduced Fares

Some customers are eligible for reduced fares or can ride the MBTA for free.

Learn more about reduced fares