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Learn more about reduced fare programs available for children, students, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Reduced Fares

Note: Certain customers, including people who are blind or have low vision, ride all MBTA services for free. Jump to the bottom of this page for more information.  


No matter which type of reduced fare card you have, the price you'll pay for rides is the same. Here are some common types of fares:

Fare TypeReduced Fare Price
Fare TypeLinkPass (unlimited rides on local bus and subway—not valid on express buses*)Reduced Fare Price$30/month
Fare TypeSingle ride on subwayReduced Fare Price$1.10
Fare TypeSingle ride on local busReduced Fare Price$0.85
Fare TypeSingle ride on inner express busReduced Fare Price$2.50
Fare TypeSingle ride on outer express busReduced Fare Price$3.50
Fare TypeSingle ride on commuter rail**Reduced Fare Price50% of standard 1-way fare
Fare TypeSingle ride on ferry**Reduced Fare Price50% of standard 1-way fare

*Except student passes, which are valid on express bus and commuter rail Zones 1, 1A, and 2
**Not available with Youth Pass

Please note, reduced fares are not available for monthly express bus, commuter rail, or ferry passes. Customers may purchase 10-ride tickets for the commuter rail and ferry at the discounted rate.

Customers Eligible for Reduced Fares

Customers Who Ride for Free