Which Ticket Should I Buy? — Ways To Save
Long Island Rail Road offers you several ways to save on your commute, with a choice of ticket types and purchase options. How much you save depends on how often you ride.
Which ticket type/purchase option offers me the best value? (All fares are based on the cost of a One-Way Peak ticket. Discounts are approximate.)
Best for occasional riders.
|One-Way Peak||Peak travel applies to all westbound weekday morning trains
scheduled to arrive at western terminals between 6 AM and 10 AM and all eastbound weekday trains scheduled to depart western terminals between 4 PM and 8 PM. Valid for 60 days (including date of sale).
|One-Way Off-Peak||27% Savings; not valid during Peak periods. Valid for 60 days (including date of sale).|
Valid for unlimited rides in calendar month. Best for daily commuters.
|Savings||Save approximately 50% (based on 42 one-way rides per month).|
Valid for unlimited rides for 7 days, Saturday - Friday. Best for commuters who do not work a full calendar month due to vacations or business trips.
|Savings||Save approximately 30% (based on 10 One-Way rides per week).|
|Ten-Trip Off-Peak Ticket
Valid for 10 One-Way rides (5 round-trips), 7 days a week. Best for occasional riders; can be shared. Valid for 6 months.
|Savings||Save 15% on Off-Peak travel to/from LIRR stations in City Zone 1.|
Valid for groups of 30 or more traveling together. Best for large groups. See here for more information on Group Travel.
|Savings||Save up to 60%|
Other Ticket Options: Includes Family Fare of $1 apiece each way (on Off-Peak and PM Peak trains) for up to four children (age 5-11) per traveling adult (18 and over); Child Fare (for AM Peak trains), with a discount of 50% off full fare; and CityTicket, which allows for weekend travel within New York City for $4.25.
Purchase Options: Monthly tickets can be purchased with Pay-Per-Ride or Monthly Unlimited Ride MetroCard and can be purchased through Mail&Ride, which provides an additional 2% savings on rail fare with the purchase of an Unlimited Ride MetroCard.
Commuter Benefit Programs: Pre-tax federal transit benefit programs can help you save on
commuting costs. Contact your employer or visit ww.transitsolutions.org and ask about
participation that saves both you and your company money.
Buy Before Boarding: Buying onboard is a cash-only transaction and incurs an additional charge of $5.75 to $6.50. Save money by purchasing tickets at Ticket Offices, Ticket Machines or via MTA eTix®.
MTA eTix® is a mobile ticketing app that lets customers purchase and use LIRR tickets directly on smartphones and mobile devices. For more information visit: mta.info/eTix.
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