Commuter Rail Fares | Fares Overview (2024)

During theSumner Tunnel closureJuly 5 August 5,Newburyport/Rockport linetrips will be$2.40, or you can use aZone 1Apass.

One-Way Fares

Commuter Rail One-Way

$2.40 – $13.25

with CharlieTicket or mTicket App

Price based on distance traveled

Commuter Rail One-Way

with CharlieTicket or mTicket App

Price based on distance traveled

$2.40 – $13.25

Learn about Commuter Rail zones

Commuter Rail Weekend Pass

$10.00

with CharlieTicket, cash, or mTicket App

Commuter Rail Weekend Pass

with CharlieTicket, cash, or mTicket App

$10.00

Learn about $10 weekends

You can also buy $10 Commuter Rail tickets on select holidays.

Learn more about $10 Commuter Rail Holiday Passes

Fare Calculator

Choose your origin and destination to calculate your fare with our Trip Planner.

Commuter Rail Fare Zones

Each Commuter Rail station is located in a fare zone, from 1A – 10. Your Commuter Rail fare depends on which zones your boarding and exiting stations are located in.

Learn more about Commuter Rail zones

Download a Commuter Rail zones map

Passes

The price of your monthly Commuter Rail pass depends on which zones your boarding and exiting stations are located in.

Monthly passes can be purchased at fare vending machines or on mTicket starting on the 15th of the month prior. Printed passes need to be ordered between the 15th and 22nd of the month prior to be shipped.

Note:Reduced monthly Commuter Rail passes are available for eligible riders. Passes can be purchased on either a CharlieTicket or via the mTicket app.

Monthly Commuter Rail Pass CharlieTicket

$90.00 – $426.00

Unlimited travel for 1 calendar month

Valid on:

  • Commuter Rail, up to designated pass zone
  • Subway
  • Bus
  • Charlestown Ferry
  • East Boston Ferry (seasonal)
  • Hingham/Hull Ferry with Zone 6 passes and up
  • Lynn Ferry with Zone 2 passes and up(seasonal)
  • Winthrop/Quincy Ferry with Zone 1 passes and up(seasonal)

Please note:

  • Zone 1A passes not valid on Express Bus
  • Interzone passes not valid on subway, Express Bus, and ferry

Monthly Commuter Rail Pass mTicket

$80.00 – $416.00

Valid on:

No transfers to other modes

  • Commuter Rail, up to designated pass zone
  • All MBTA ferries

1-Day Commuter Rail Zone 1A Pass

$11.00

Unlimited travel for 24 hours

Valid on:

  • Commuter Rail Zone 1A
  • Subway
  • Local Bus
  • Charlestown Ferry
  • East Boston Ferry(seasonal)

7-Day Commuter Rail Zone 1A Pass

$22.50

Unlimited travel for 7 days

Valid on:

  • Commuter Rail Zone 1A
  • Subway
  • Local Bus
  • Charlestown Ferry
  • East Boston Ferry(seasonal)

Weekend Pass

$10.00

  • Unlimited travel to all zones on all lines
  • Valid Saturdays and Sundays
  • Available onboard trains, at ticket windows, and from mTicket

Valid only on:
Commuter Rail

5-day Flex Pass

$21.60 - $119.25

  • Get five 1-day passes for a 10% discount compared to round-trip travel
  • 1-day passes valid for 24 hours of unlimited travel
  • Usepassesanytime within30-days after purchase
  • Available only in the mTicket app

Valid only on:
Commuter Rail, up to designated pass zone

No transfers to other modes

$10 Commuter Rail Weekends

Take unlimited Commuter Rail trips on Saturdays, Sundays and select holidays for just $10.

Learn more about weekend passes

Perq

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Get monthly passes—at pre-tax rates—through your employer.

Learn more about Perq

How to Pay Your Commuter Rail Fare

First, choose how you'll pay your fare

Conductors will check your ticket or pass after you board the train.

During Fare Is Fair events, your ticket may be checked at any point during your trip, including before you board or after you get off the train.

Note: CharlieCards are not accepted on Commuter Rail with the exception of cards with monthly Commuter Rail passes. These cards are printed with the month and zone of the pass and can be used to pay for both bus/subway and Commuter Rail.

CharlieTicket

Best for frequent Commuter Rail riders who also take the subway or bus
Monthly passes available (1-Day and 7-Day passes also available for Zone 1A)
No online cardmanagement
No discounts

One-way and round trip tickets valid on:
Commuter Rail, up to designated zone

Monthly passes valid on:
Commuter Rail, up to designated zone
Subway
Bus
Charlestown Ferry
East Boston Ferry(seasonal)
Hingham/Hull Ferry with Zone 6 passes and up

Note: Interzone passes not valid on subway, Express Bus, and ferry

mTicket

Best for infrequent Commuter Rail riders or pass holders who don't often take subway or bus
$10 discount on monthly passes
10% discount for 5-day Flex Pass
Convenient smartphone app for ticket purchase and validation
Option to purchase multiple tickets
Only one monthly pass per app or device
No transfers

Valid on:

Commuter Rail, up to designatedzone
All MBTA ferries

Cash Onboard

Best for infrequent Commuter Rail riders at stations where tickets can’t be purchased at fare vending machines or ticket windows
May include a $3 fee if you board at a station where tickets can be purchased
Only available for one-way and round trip tickets
Not available during Fare is Fair events

Note: All Commuter Rail passes for one-way and round-trip travel expire 90 days from the purchase date.

You can also use your EBT card to load value or passes onto a CharlieTicket at fare vending machines, the CharlieCard Store, and MBTA retail sales locations that accept EBT cards.

Learn how to pay with your EBT card

As of Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the CharlieCard Store has been temporarily relocated to the State Transportation Building at 10 Park Plaza, due to maintenance issues.

Learn more about the temporary CharlieCard Store relocation

Auto-pay Monthly Passes

Sign up for Auto-pay so you never have to worry about reloading your CharlieCard again. Signing up is quick and easy, and your pass renews automatically each month.

Learn more about Auto-pay

Then, choose where to buy your ticket or pass

One-way, round trip, 5-day Flex Passes, reduced fare and monthly Commuter Rail passes for all zones are available on the mTicket App.

Credit and debit cards are accepted.

Watch an instructional video

For issues with the mTicket app you can email customerservice@keoliscs.com or call 617-222-3200.

You can purchase one-way, round trip, and monthly Commuter Rail passes for all zones and reduced fare 10-ride ticket bundles from agents at:

  • North Station
  • South Station
  • Back BayStation

If you need to upgrade a pass to a higher zone you can visit the booths are North or South Station, or the CharlieCard Store. You will be charged for the price difference. If you are downgrading a pass, refunds will not be issued.

Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted.

One-way, round trip, and monthly Commuter Rail passes up to Zone 10* are available at fare vending machines, which are located at all subway stations and the Lynn and Worcester/Union Commuter Rail stations.

Most machines accept cash, major credit/debit cards, and EBT cards. Some machines only accept credit/debit/EBT cards and are marked to indicate that they don’t accept cash.

* Interzone tickets and passes are not available from fare vending machines.

You can order monthly Commuter Rail passes for all zones online. Passes will be mailed to you.

Credit and debit cards are accepted.

Buy a monthly Commuter Rail pass online

You can also sign up for Auto-pay, a monthly Commuter Rail pass that automatically renews each month.

Sign up for Auto-pay

You can purchase one-way, round trip, and monthly Commuter Rail passes up to Zone 10 at retail stores around Greater Boston and Providence.

Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted. Some locations also accept EBT cards.

Find a retailstore near you

When you're ready to board the train

The conductor will verify your fare payment after you board the train. The conductor may tuck a small piece of paper on the seat back in front of you to indicate that you paid your fare.

The only exception to this is during Fare Is Fair events, when your ticket may be checked at any point during your trip, including before you board or after you get off the train.

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Show your ticket or pass to the conductor.

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  1. Open the mTicket App.
  2. Activate the ticket you would like to use.
  3. Show it to the conductor for verification.

Tickets are valid for three hours after activation. Please note, once a ticket is activated, it cannot be deactivated.

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  1. Tell the conductor you would like to pay in cash or with a credit card. They will ask you where you are going, and if you’d like a one-way or round-trip ticket.
  2. Pay the conductor. Keep in mind this may include a $3 fee if you boarded at a station where you could have purchased a ticket at a fare vending machine or ticket window.
  3. The conductor will give you a paper ticket with your origin and destination listed on it. If you’re going round trip, keep this ticket for your return.

Please note that this option is not available during Fare Is Fair events.

Reduced Fares

Some customers are eligible for reduced fares or can ride the T for free.

Learn more about reduced fares

Do You Get T Passes Through Your Job?

Monthly Commuter Rail passes can help you save money, even if you’re working a flexible schedule—just two round trips per week may be enough to make a monthly pass worth it.

See if a monthly pass works for you

Use Your CharlieCard on the Commuter Rail

You can use your CharlieCard to pay for travel within Fairmount Line Zone 1A. Tap your CharlieCard at the fare validators on the platform.

Learn more about CharlieCards

Other MBTA Fares

Subway FaresSee all MBTA subway fares
Bus FaresSee all MBTA bus fares
Ferry FaresSee all MBTA ferry fares
Common FaresSee common fares across all MBTA modes
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