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Fares & MetroCard

  • The fare for a subway or local bus ride is $2.50*. The fare for an express bus ride is $6. If you qualify for reduced fare, you can travel for half fare. Up to three children 44 inches tall and under ride for free on subways and local buses when accompanied by a fare paying adult. Infants (under two years of age) ride express buses free if the child sits on the lap of the accompanying adult.

    With MetroCard your rides can cost less. You can buy MetroCard three ways:


    * The cost of a SingleRide ticket is $2.75. Sold at vending machines only.


    Unlimited Ride vs Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard, a comparison
    Conditions of Use for Unlimited Ride MetroCard
    Conditions of Use for Pay-Per-Ride (Regular) MetroCard






    Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard

    Buy as many rides as you want:

    At a station booth: from $5 to $80*
    At a MetroCard Vending Machine: from $5 to $100*

    Put $5 or more on your card and receive a 5 percent bonus. For example, a $20 purchase gives you $21 on your card. Refill your card to use the balance.

    You get an automatic free transfer between subway and bus, or between buses.

    Your MetroCard can hold any combination of unlimited rides and dollar value!

    • Using a Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard? Now you can add Unlimited Rides to it.

    • Using an Unlimited Ride MetroCard? Now you can also add a dollar value to it.

    • Just bought an Unlimited Ride MetroCard and want to add more time to it? Just make sure you activate your Unlimited Ride MetroCard by using it at least once; then you can refill it.

    • Whether you choose to add time or value, just bring your MetroCard to any MetroCard Vending Machine or station booth to make your transaction.

    • The MTA charges a $1.00 "new card fee" for the purchase of a new MetroCard. By refilling and reusing your current MetroCard, you will avoid this additional fee.

    • Click here for more information.


    * The cost of a SingleRide ticket is $2.75. Sold at vending machines only.

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    Unlimited Ride MetroCard

    Buy an unlimited number of subway and bus rides for a fixed price. Choose from a 7-Day, 30-Day, 7-Day Express Bus Plus. MetroCard accepted on JFK AirTrain only, or a JFK-AirTrain 10-Trip MetroCard.
    Note: PATH, AirTrain, and Express buses do not accept 7- and 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard.

    Your MetroCard can hold any combination of unlimited rides and dollar value!!

    • Using a Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard? Now you can add Unlimited Rides to it.

    • Using an Unlimited Ride MetroCard? Now you can also add a dollar value to it.

    • Just bought an Unlimited Ride MetroCard and want to add more time to it? Just make sure you activate your Unlimited Ride MetroCard by using it at least once; then you can refill it.

    • Whether you choose to add time or value, just bring your MetroCard to any MetroCard Vending Machine or station booth to make your transaction.

    • A $1.00 "new card fee" for the purchase of a new MetroCard went into effect with the
    March 3, 2013 fare changes. By refilling and reusing your current MetroCard, you will avoid this additional fee. 

    • Click here for more information.




    7-Day Unlimited Pass
    Cost: $30, reduced fare $15
    Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides until midnight, 7 days from day of first use.
    Note: PATH, AirTrain, and Express buses do not accept 7- and 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard.

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    30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard
    Cost: $112, reduced fare $56
    Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides until midnight, 30 days from day of first use.
    This card is protected against loss or theft when purchased at a vending machine with a credit or debit/ATM card.
    Note: PATH, AirTrain, and Express buses do not accept 7- and 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard.

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    7-Day Express Bus Plus MetroCard
    Cost: $55, no reduced fare
    Good for unlimited express bus, local bus, and subway rides until midnight, 7 days from first use.
    This card is protected against loss or theft when purchased at a vending machine with a credit or debit/ATM card.
    Note: PATH, AirTrain, and Express buses do not accept 7- and 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard.

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    JFK-AirTrain 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard
    Cost: $40
    Good for unlimited JFK-AirTrain trips until midnight, 30 days from first use.

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    JFK-AirTrain 10-Trip MetroCard
    Cost: $25
    Good for 10 JFK Air-Train trips until midnight six months after first use. 1 trip is deducted for each use. Only accepted for AirTrain trips. On sale at AirTrain vending machines, JFK airport, and local merchants.

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    Where to buy MetroCard

 
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