Fares & Passes

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you ride, there's a T-Pass to meet your needs. Visit a T-Pass Sales office, full-service, in-station
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Fares effective July 1, 2014

The MBTA Board voted to implement fare and service changes to balance the FY2015 budget. The fare and service changes are effective July 1, 2014.

MBTA Service and Fare Changes  PDF    Word   
MBTA Fare Policy Effective July 1, 2012  PDF  Word


Core CharlieCard Fares as of July 1, 2014
Adult Local Bus  $1.60
Senior/Tap Local Bus 0.80
Student Local Bus 0.80
Adult Rapid Transit 2.10
Senior/TAP Rapid Transit 1.05
Student Rapid Transit 1.05
Local Bus + Rapid Transit 2.10
Inner Express Bus 3.65
Outer Express Bus 5.25
Note: Discounts for seniors, persons with disabilities, and students vary based on the fare type; children 11 and younger ride free with adult.


Core CharlieTicket/Onboard Cash Fares as of July 1, 2014
Local Bus  $2.10
Rapid Transit  2.65
Inner Express Bus  4.75
Outer Express Bus  6.80


Non-Core Fares as of July 1, 2014
Commuter Rail Zone 1A  $2.10
Commuter Rail Zone 1 5.75
Commuter Rail Zone 2 6.25
Commuter Rail Zone 3 7.00
Commuter Rail Zone 4 7.50
Commuter Rail Zone 5 8.50
Commuter Rail Zone 6 9.25
Commuter Rail Zone 7 9.75
Commuter Rail Zone 8 10.50
Commuter Rail Zone 9 11.00
Commuter Rail Zone 10 11.50
Commuter Rail Interzone 1 2.75
Commuter Rail Interzone 2 3.25
Commuter Rail Interzone 3 3.50
Commuter Rail Interzone 4 3.75
Commuter Rail Interzone 5 4.25
Commuter Rail Interzone 6 4.75
Commuter Rail Interzone 7 5.25
Commuter Rail Interzone 8 5.75
Commuter Rail Interzone 9 6.25
Hingham and Hull Boats 8.50
Inner Harbor Ferries 3.25
Cross-Harbor Commuter Ferry 13.75
Logan Airport Commuter Ferry 17.00
Note: Discounts for seniors, persons with disabilities, and students vary based on the fare type; children 11 and younger ride free with adult.


Pass Type as of July 1, 2014
Local Bus  $50.00 
LinkPass  75.00
Senior/TAP LinkPass  29.00
Student 5-Day Validity, Monthly LinkPass  26.00
Student 7-Day Validity, Monthly LinkPass  26.00
1-Day LinkPass 12.00
7-Day LinkPass  19.00
Inner Express  115.00
Outer Express  168.00
Commuter Rail Zone 1A (equal to LinkPass)  75.00
Commuter Rail Zone 1 182.00
Commuter Rail Zone 2 198.00
Commuter Rail Zone 3 222.00
Commuter Rail Zone 4 239.00
Commuter Rail Zone 5 265.00
Commuter Rail Zone 6 289.00
Commuter Rail Zone 7 306.00
Commuter Rail Zone 8 330.00
Commuter Rail Zone 9 345.00
Commuter Rail Zone 10 362.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 1  86.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 2 105.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 3 114.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 4 124.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 5 141.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 6 159.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 7 175.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 8 193.00
Commuter Rail Interzone 9 211.00
Commuter Boat 275.00
Inner Harbor Ferry 75.00


 THE RIDE as of July 1, 2014
ADA Service Area  $3.00 
Premium Service Area  5.00


Effective July 1, 2012, Commuter Rail tickets will have the following expiration periods:

  •  All 10-ride tickets will be sold with an expiration time limit of 90 days. 
  •  Single ride tickets will be sold with an expiration time of 90 days.

Note: When entering a station with a CharlieTicket or CharlieCard loaded with a daily, weekly, or monthly pass, customers cannot re-enter the station for a period of twenty minutes after the initial use.

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