Fares & Ticket InformationHudson, Harlem & New Haven Lines
|Hudson & Harlem Line to/From GCT|
|Sample Intermediate Fares Within New York State|
|New Haven Line Station Fares to/from GCT|
|New Haven Line Connecticut Intermediate Fares|
|Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Line Fares (to Penn Station - NY)|
|Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Line Fares (to Hoboken)|
- MTA eTix ®
- Buy Before Boarding - Save money on tickets
- Mail&Ride - Save on Monthly tickets
- Mail&Ride School Commutation - Save on Monthly School tickets
- Ticket Offices / Ticket Machines
- On Board Trains
- Transit Benefits
- Peak, Off-Peak and Holidays Defined
- Daily Ticket Types - One Way, Round Trip, Senior, People with Disabilities, Child/Family Fare
- Military Fare
- Multiple-Ride Ticket Types - Monthly, Weekly, Ten Trip, Monthly School, UniTickets
- Group Tickets
- Getaways & Packages - Special Money Saver Deals
Hudson, Harlem & New Haven Lines
MTA eTix ®
MTA eTix ® the mobile ticketing app that lets you purchase and use Metro-North Railroad tickets directly on your smartphone or mobile device. To get started, download the app for free to your iOS or Android device Once you set up your account and link it to a credit or debit card, you can begin enjoying the speed and convenience of mobile ticketing, and never stand in line to buy tickets again! Self-service functions provide additional conveniences — including refunds, receipts, account updates, and more. See full details.
Mail & Ride
Join Mail&Ride and enjoy the convenience of our monthly ticket-by-mail subscription service. Save 2% on the rail portion when you purchase a joint Monthly Ticket/Monthly Unlimited MetroCard. You can manage your account online, and pay using a number of convenient options.
Mail & Ride School Commutation
By enrolling your children in our monthly Mail&Ride student ticket program, you can get their commutation tickets automatically mailed to your home. Student information should be submitted by the 5th of the month in order to receive the following month´s ticket. This program is only available for approved primary and secondary schools pursuing a course of general education approved by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, or the Board of Education of the State of Connecticut. See more details here.
Ticket Offices and Ticket Machines
Buy a one-way ticket at one of our ticket machines or ticket offices before boarding the train and save $5.75 to $6.50 compared to the on-board price. You can use cash, a major credit/debit card, and, when purchasing at the ticket office, personal check, and transit card. All ticket types are available at our machines.
On Board Trains
Peak one-way and off-peak one-way tickets may be purchased on board trains at a cost of $5.75 to $6.50 more than tickets bought before boarding at ticket machines or ticket windows. Multiple payment options can be used for on-board ticket purchases, including cash, credit cards, debit cards, and Transit Benefit cards. This higher on-board fare does not apply to customers boarding at stations without a ticket office/ticket machine, senior citizens, people with disabilities or Medicare customers. For cash purchases, no bills larger than $50. Off-peak tickets will be "stepped up" to the peak fare when presented on peak trains. Step-up fares and extension of ride fares (extra fare charged for traveling beyond the stations listed on the ticket) will be rounded up to the next dollar. Round-trip tickets are no longer sold on-board. Please purchase your return trip tickets at ticket windows/machines before boarding.
Commuter Benefit Programs
Ask your Human Resources Department if your company offers tax-free transit fare programs. You can save 37% or more a year by having a portion of your pre-tax salary set aside for commutation costs.
Please be advised that transit benefit providers are entirely independent of the MNR, and each will have its own rules, regulations, and terms and conditions with respect to such matters as disbursement of remaining funds in the event of employment termination, rollover of remaining funds from year to year, and more. As funds used to buy MNR tickets through a transit benefit program have not been taxed, if such tickets are returned to the MNR for refund any monies due must be applied back to the transit benefit card used to make the purchase. The MNR cannot issue a check or apply the refund amount to another card – there are no exceptions to this policy.
Peak fares are charged for travel to and from Grand Central Terminal (GCT) or Harlem-125th Street Station. Peak fares apply to weekday trains that arrive in GCT between 6 AM and 10 AM or that depart GCT between 4 PM and 8 PM. Peak fares are also charged for travel on any weekday train that leaves GCT between 6 AM and 9 AM.
Off-peak fares are charged at all other times during weekdays and all day Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Some ticket types feature discounts. Those discounts are based on the ticket prices available at the train station. To receive the full value of these discounted tickets, be sure to make your purchases in advance, either at the station or online.
Remember: The fares for all tickets purchased on board the train are always significantly higher.
Some ticket options may be purchased with a MetroCard on the reverse side.
- Round-trip tickets may be purchased with a $5.50 MetroCard on the reverse side.
- Monthly tickets automatically come with a MetroCard on the reverse side. You can choose to add value to the card at the time you purchase it or at a later date. Pre-valued MetroCards can be purchased the following ways:
- All ticket machines and ticket offices offer separate $25 MetroCard (-.A $1 fee will apply to the separate $25 MetroCard ($26 total cost) sold by Metro-North. This fee does not apply to our Round Trip/$5.50 MetroCard. All MetroCards can be refilled separately for further use at any NYCT MetroCard Vending Machine or Subway Station Booth. A new MetroCard will be issued at no charge if your card is expiring or damaged. This must be handled at a NYCT Subway Station Booth or through NYCT’s MetroCard Customer Claims. For more details, visit NYCT
- Ticket offices and full-service (gray colored) and electronic-payment only (blue colored) Tickets Machines offer MetroCard options with Round-trip tickets ($5.50 value).
Off-peak, single ride available only for travel to/from Manhattan; save 25% off the regular one-way peak fare. Subject to fare difference if presented on peak trains. Valid for 60 days (including day of purchase).
Off-peak single ride available only for travel to/from Manhattan; save 25% off the regular one-way peak fare. Subject to fare difference if presented on peak trains. Valid for 60 days (including day of purchase).
Good for travel between two stations outside of Manhattan on the same line. Valid for 60 days (including day of purchase).
Connecticut customers can purchase a Shore Line East one-way ticket and a Metro-North one-way ticket in one quick transaction at any ticket office or ticket machine.
Any combination of two one-way tickets (peak/peak; off-peak/off-peak; peak/off-peak, etc.). May be purchased with a $5.50 MetroCard on the reverse side. Valid for 60 days (including day of purchase).
Yankees-E.153rd Street Station Game Day Fares
One-way, Round-trip, and Ten-trip fares are available for Harlem and New Haven Line customers transferring at Grand Central Terminal or Harlem-125th Street Station for a train traveling to Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station (or on direct Harlem and New Haven trains to Yankees-E. 153rd Street). Fares are slightly higher than fares to Grand Central Terminal and are purchased on a single ticket. Harlem and New Haven Line Monthly and Weekly ticket holders (to or from Manhattan) can travel to or from Yankees-E. 153rd Street Station at no extra charge.
Seniors/Disabled Persons/ Medicare Recipients
Fifty percent off the full one-way peak fare. You must be 65 years of age or older to qualify as a senior citizen. Proper identification required: driver's license, Medicare card, or MTA Reduced-Fare MetroCard/Disabled Persons identification card. A birth certificate can also be used, but only in conjunction with another form of identification. Not valid on inbound morning peak trains. Senior citizens, disabled persons, and Medicare recipients who show the proper identification may purchase tickets on board the train without paying the higher on-board price. Valid for 60 days (including day of purchase).
Child Fare (5-11 years old)
Save 50% off the applicable adult fare for children, or as outlined in Family Fare. Valid for 60 days (including day of purchase).
Pay $1 per ticket for up to four children (ages 5 to 11) with a fare-paying adult (18 years or older). The fifth child and all other children pay Child Fare. Not valid on inbound morning peak trains. Valid for 60 days (including day of purchase).
This fare is offered at a 25% discount off the one-way station fare. Special military fares are issued to active duty members of the armed forces with valid active-duty identification cards. Tickets are valid for 60 days from the date of purchase. Military tickets are valid at all times (peak and off-peak) on all Metro-North trains.
Pay $4.50 for travel within New York City on Hudson/Harlem Line trains on Saturdays/ Sundays. Ticket is only valid on the same day of purchase and cannot be combined with other tickets. Ticket must be purchased at ticket windows or ticket machines located in the Bronx and Manhattan; it cannot be bought on board trains.
Spend less time waiting on line by purchasing multiple-ride tickets in advance of your trip.
Unlimited rides for a calendar week (Saturday through Friday); save 30% (based on 10 one-way rides per week) off one-way peak fare. Most cost-effective for commuters traveling for this continuous seven-day period. Weekly tickets are non-transferable; the first person to use this ticket is the only person who can use it. Weekly tickets go on sale at ticket offices and ticket machines beginning on Wednesday for the following week. This ticket will be inspected periodically by train crew members.
Unlimited rides for a calendar month; save 50% (based on 42 rides per month) off the one-way peak fare. Most cost-effective fare for daily commutation. This ticket will be inspected periodically by train crew members.
Ten peak trips to/from Manhattan on one convenient ticket. Valid for six months from purchase date. Can be used by more than one person, even when they are traveling together.
Save 30-40% off one-way peak fare with ten off-peak trips to/from Manhattan. Valid for six months from purchase date. Can be used by more than one person, even when they are traveling together.
Save an additional 15% off one-way intermediate fare. Ten trips between two stations outside of Manhattan on the same line. Valid for six months from purchase date. Can be used by more than one person, even when they are traveling together.
Ten-Trip Seniors/Disabled Persons/ Medicare Recipients
Ten Senior Citizen/Disabled Persons/Medicare Recipients trips at the 50% discount off the one-way peak fare on one convenient ticket. You must be 65 years of age or older to qualify as a senior citizen. Valid for six months from date of purchase. Not valid on inbound morning peak trains. Can be used by more than one person, even when they are traveling together, as long as they are all eligible for this special fare and present the required identification.
UniTickets (for use with a connecting service) or Double-Ended UniTickets (for use with connecting services at both ends of your commute) can be purchased with Weekly (not available for Westchester Bee-Line Bus) and Monthly tickets.
Round-trip tickets are available with a MetroCard on the reverse side.
Groups of 10 or more can save 40-50% off regular one-way fare.
Refund Processing Fee
A $10 refund processing fee is charged for each refund transaction. One-Way, Round-Trip and Ten-Trip tickets, including MTA eTix are refundable within validity period plus 2 years. MTA eTix holders who believe they have an expired ticket that was never used because it is no longer in their wallet, should contact Customer Service with a request for a refund by dialing 511, or from Connecticut 877-690-5114, or by filling out the PDF form below and mailing it in to our Customer Service department.
Validity of Tickets & Refunds Chart
|Ticket Type||Valid for||Refundable for||Exchangeable for|
|One Way/Round trip Peak /Off-Peak||60 days including date of sale||Validity period plus 2 years.||Up to 24 hours from date of purchase|
|Weekly||Saturday through Friday||Current Week (based on turn-in date)|
|Monthly||Calendar Month||Current Month (based on turn-in date)|
|Ten Trip||Six months from the date of Purchase||Validity period plus 2 years.|
|City Ticket||Valid on the same date of purchase and on Saturdays/Sundays only||Validity period plus two years after expiration.|
|Special Events||Event date (s) or 60 days including date of sale||60 days (complete package purchase only)|
MetroCard portions of combined monthly MetroCard and train tickets are refunded subject to a $10 processing fee, forfeit of discount, and prorating.
Must Return Original Tickets
The actual original unused or partially used ticket (not a photocopy) must be submitted. Lost, stolen or damaged tickets are not refundable.
Refunds for tickets submitted by mail will be calculated using the postmark as the turn-in date, and customers will be charged for the date of the postmark. Only postmarks affixed by the United States Postal Service (USPS) will be used to determine the turn-in date.
Tickets originally purchased with a credit or debit card will be refunded to your credit or debit card account. Tickets purchased with cash or personal checks will be refunded by check. Customers using a pre-tax benefit, please see the Commuter Benefits Program section. Refunds should be received in approximately two to three weeks.
Monthly and Weekly Ticket Refunds
If commutation tickets are submitted for refund, the discount is forfeited, and we must deduct the proper combination of one-way and/or weekly fares for the period the ticket has been in the customer's possession. Monthly and weekly tickets that are not being used should be turned in immediately; the refund will be calculated identically for punched and unpunched tickets. Monthly and weekly tickets turned in for refund by 8:30 AM will not be charged for the turn-in day. Refund calculation starts from the date of purchase.
Refund Example: Customer turns in a monthly ticket purchased on the 1st of the month, valid from Grand Central Terminal (GCT) to White Plains, before 8:30 AM on Tuesday the 8th (in a month that started with a Tuesday).
Weekly ticket for Tuesday-Friday, Days 1-4 ($85.75)
Off-Peak, Round-Trip for Saturday-Sunday, Days 5 & 6 ($37.00)
Peak Round-Trip for Monday, Day 7 ($24.50)
Original price $268.00 - $147.25 = $120.75 - $10 processing fee = $110.75 refundMetroCard portions of combined monthly MetroCard and train tickets are refunded subject to a forfeit of discount, and prorating. Refunds of Monthly Unlimited MetroCard are also subject to a $10 processing fee.
Ten-Trip Ticket Refunds
Unused or partially-used Ten-Trip tickets (valid for six months from date of sale) can be refunded within the validity period plus two years after expiration. Since off-peak ten-trip tickets are sold at a discount, refunds will be calculated by deducting the cost of off-peak one-way tickets for each ride used in addition to forfeiture of discount and prorating.
Please click on the following link for a PDF version of our Refund Form
Consult ticket agent or mail claim (with original tickets) to:
MTA Metro-North Railroad
P.O. Box 4117
New York, NY 10163
Should any questions arise as to proper fare and ticket privileges, please pay fare requested, obtain receipt, and communicate with us.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Call: 511, From Connecticut 877-690-5114
Or visit: Customer Service Window Grand Central Terminal Main Concourse
(Across from Window 27, at the foot of the Vanderbilt Hall ramp. Open seven days a week, 8:30 AM to 5 PM)
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