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Youth Pass

More from Reduced Fares

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

The Youth Pass offers low-income young adults access to the MBTA with reduced fares. Eligible people can purchase a LinkPass (unlimited subway and local bus) for $30/month or add stored value and ride for a reduced rate. 

How to Apply

    All Youth Pass CharlieCards expire on November 1 each year. You’ll have to go through the same enrollment steps above to renew. You'll be given a new card when you submit your application to re-enroll if it's approved. 

    Participating Cities and Communities

    For application forms and more information about how to enroll, contact the community partner in your city.

    Cities and towns interested in joining the program should email

    After You’re Enrolled

    Once you receive your card, you can use it at any fare vending machine or retail sales terminal to add stored value or monthly passes. You can also add cash value at fare boxes onboard street-level trolleys and buses.

    The Youth Pass does not extend reduced fare benefits to rides on the Commuter Rail or ferry.