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Read our step-by-step guides to paying your fare on each MBTA mode, and find info about transfers, where to buy tickets, and more.
Ferry fares depend on your route, as well as your origin and destination stops. There are 2 main ferry routes:
- Charlestown: Runs from Boston to Charlestown
- Commuter: Makes stops in Boston, Hingham, Hull, and at Logan International Airport
with a CharlieTicket or mTicket
Price based on route taken, no transfers
To find out the cost of your trip, use our ferry fare finder.
$35 – $185
Packet of 10 one-way tickets for a specific route. Expire 90 days after purchase date. Available on mTicket or as paper tickets.
Monthly Charlestown Ferry Pass with CharlieTicket
Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month on Charlestown ferry, Commuter Rail Zone 1A, subway, and Local Bus.
CharlieTicket valid on Zone 1A Charlestown
Monthly Charlestown Ferry Pass with mTicket
Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month on Charlestown ferry.
mTicket valid on
Monthly Commuter Ferry Pass with CharlieTicket
Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month on all ferry routes, Commuter Rail Zone 1A – 5, subway, and all buses.
CharlieTicket valid on Zone 1A – 5
Monthly Commuter Ferry Pass with mTicket
Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month on all ferry routes.
mTicket valid on
How to Pay Your Ferry Fare
You can pay your ferry fare on board the boat, but we recommend buying a ticket or pass before you board. A crew member will check your ticket once you’re on board.
First, choose how you'll pay your fare
Best for frequent riders who also use
Monthly passes valid on subway and bus, Commuter Rail Zone 1A – 5 with Commuter ferry
Best for infrequent riders or pass holders who don't use
$10 discount on monthly passes
Convenient smartphone app for ticket purchase and validation
Best for one-time riders
Purchase at Boston Harbor ticket booths on the docks
Then, choose where to buy your ticket or pass
You can purchase one-way, 10-ride, or monthly ferry passes on the mTicket App.
Credit and debit cards accepted.
Watch the video below for instructions:
Most machines accept cash and major credit/debit cards. Some machines only accept credit/debit cards and are clearly marked to indicate they don’t accept cash.
Then, board the ferry
A crew member will verify your fare either as you board or just after the boat departs.
- Open the mTicket App.
- Select the ticket you would like to use and activate it.
- Show it to a crew member for verification.
Show your ticket or pass to a crew member.
When you arrive
You don’t have to validate your ticket when you reach your destination.