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Reduced Fares Overview

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

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.  

Fares

No matter which type of reduced fare card you have, the price you'll pay for rides is the same. 

Fare TypePriceValidity and Transfers
Fare TypeMonthly PassPrice$30Validity and Transfers

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month on:

  • Local Bus
  • Subway

Student CharlieCards are also valid on Express Buses and Commuter Rail Zones 1A-2 (M7 Cards).

Fare TypeSubway One-WayPrice$1.10Validity and Transfers

Travel on all subway lines, SL1, SL2, and SL3. Includes 1 free transfer to subway, Local Bus, SL4, or SL5 within 2 hours of your original ride.

  • Transfer to Inner Express Bus: $1.40
  • Transfer to Outer Express Bus: $2.40
Fare TypeLocal Bus One-WayPrice$0.85Validity and Transfers

Travel on all local bus routes, SL4 and SL5. Includes 1 free transfer to another Local Bus, SL4, or SL5 within 2 hours of your original ride.

  • Transfer to subway: $0.25
  • Transfer to Inner Express Bus: $1.65
  • Transfer to Outer Express Bus: $2.65
Fare TypeInner Express Bus One-WayPrice$2.50Validity and Transfers

Includes 1 free transfer to subway, Local Bus, or any SL route within 2 hours of your original ride.

  • Transfer to Outer Express Bus: $1.00

Routes: 170, 325, 326, 351, 424, 426, 428, 434, 441, 442, 448, 449, 450, 459, 501, 502, 503, 504, 553, 554, 556, and 558.

Fare TypeOuter Express Bus One-WayPrice$3.50Validity and Transfers

Includes 1 free transfer to subway, Local Bus, Inner Express Bus, or any SL route within 2 hours of your original ride.

Routes: 352, 354, and 505.

Fare TypeCommuter Rail One-Way*Price50% of standard fareValidity and Transfers

No transfers included.

Tickets must be purchased at ticket windows in stations or in cash on board.

Find your Commuter Rail fare 

Fare TypeFerry One-Way*Price50% of standard fareValidity and Transfers

No transfers included.

Tickets must be purchased at ticket windows in stations or in cash on board.

Find your ferry fare 

*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