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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

Ferry fares depend on your origin and destination stops. One-way tickets range in price from $3.50-$18.50. Monthly passes are also available.

People 12 and older who do not qualify for reduced fares pay the standard fare. Children 11 and younger accompanied by a paying adult ride for free (up to 2 children per adult).

Use our ferry fare finder

Note: Ferries to and from Boston may dock at either Rowes Wharf or Long Wharf. Please check the ferry schedule to plan your trip.


One-way Fares

One-way ferry tickets are only valid on the ferry. No free or discounted transfers are available to other modes.

There are no discounts for purchasing a round-trip fare.

Boston Charlestown

CharlieTicket or mTicket: $3.50

Boston Logan Airport

CharlieTicket or mTicket: $9.25

Hingham or Hull Boston 

CharlieTicket or mTicket: $9.25

Hingham or Hull Logan Airport 

CharlieTicket or mTicket: $18.50

George's Island  Boston, Hingham, or Hull

CharlieTicket or mTicket: $9.25

George's Island Logan Airport

CharlieTicket or mTicket: $18.50


Monthly Passes

Commuter Ferry*    

*Routes with stops at Hingham, Hull, or Logan Airport

CharlieTicket: $308

Unlimited travel for 1 month on:

  • All ferry routes
  • Commuter Rail (up to Zone 5)
  • Subway
  • Local Bus
  • Express Bus

mTicket: $298

Unlimited travel for 1 month on:

  • All ferry routes

Charlestown Ferry*    

*Charlestown to/from Boston only

CharlieTicket: $84.50

Unlimited travel for 1 month on:

  • Charlestown Ferry
  • Commuter Rail Zone 1A
  • Subway
  • Local Bus

mTicket: $74.50

Unlimited travel for 1 month on:

  • Charlestown Ferry

 


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

CharlieTicket

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CharlieTickets are reusable paper passes that can be loaded with one-way tickets or monthly passes. Reduced fare CharlieTicket holders can also buy 10-ride tickets.

CharlieTicket holders with monthly ferry passes can transfer to some additional MBTA modes for free.

mTicket

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mTicket is an app that allows you to purchase one-way, 10-ride, or monthly passes from your smartphone.

mTicket monthly passes are $10 less than the CharlieTicket fare, but they are only valid for travel on the ferry.

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Paper Tickets

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One-way paper tickets for the ferry are issued by Boston Harbor Cruises, the MBTA's ferry operator, at ticket booths on the docks.

Paper tickets do not include transfers to other modes.

CharlieCard

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CharlieCards may be issued to customers who buy monthly ferry passes online or get their pass through their employer. It provides the same benefits as a pre-printed CharlieTicket.

CharlieCard holders with monthly ferry passes can transfer to some additional MBTA modes for free.

Then, choose where to buy your ticket or pass

mTicket App

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:

Ticket Booths

One-way paper tickets are available for purchase at Boston Harbor Cruises ticket booths at:

 Cash and credit/debit cards accepted.

Fare Vending Machines

Monthly ferry passes are available for purchase at fare vending machines, which are located at all subway stations and the Lynn and Worcester/Union commuter rail stations.

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.

Online

You can order monthly ferry passes online. Passes are delivered by mail.    

Credit and debit cards accepted.

Buy a monthly ferry pass online

Then, board the ferry

A crew member will verify your fare either as you board or just after the boat departs. 

Pay with mTicket

  1. Open the mTicket App.
  2. Select the ticket you would like to use and activate it.
  3. Show it to a crew member for verification.

Pay with a prepaid ticket or pass

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.