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Ways to Save

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  Metro-North Railroad 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 cost of one-way peak ticket. Discounts are approximate)
   
  One-Way Tickets
Best for occasional riders.
  One-Way
Peak
Peak travel applies only to weekday trips during period peaks to/from Grand Central Terminal (GCT) and Harlem-125th Street (to GCT/Harlem-125th: 5:00 - 10 AM; from GCT/Harlem-125th: 5:30 - 9 AM & 4 - 8 PM).
 
  One-Way
Off-Peak
Save 25% Valid only for off-peak travel to/from Manhattan.
   
  Monthly Tickets
Valid for unlimited rides in calendar month. Best for commuters.
  Savings Save 50% (based on 42 one-way rides per month).
   
  Weekly Tickets
Valid for unlimited rides for 7 days, Saturday-Friday. Best for travel when commuters do not work a full calendar month, due to vacations or business trips.
  Savings Save 30% (based on 10 one-way rides per week).
       
  10-Trip Tickets
Valid for 10 rides seven days a week. Best for occasional discretionary riders; can be shared.
  Savings
 
  10-Trip
Off-Peak
Ticket
Save 35-40% for trips to/from GCT/Harlem-125th, only during off-peak periods.
 
  10-Trip
Intermediate
Ticket
Save 15% on one-way intermediate (travel between stations outside of Manhattan) fare
       
  Group Tickets
Valid for groups of 10 or more traveling together. Best for large groups.
  Savings   40-50% savings
       
  Other Ticket Options
  Other ticket options include Family Fares of $1 per ticket, good for up to 4 children (age 5-11) per traveling adult (18 and over); Child Fare, with a discount of 50 percent of full fare; and CityTicket, which allows for weekend travel within New York City on the Hudson and Harlem Lines for $4.00.
   
  Purchase Options
Mail&Ride: Purchase Monthly ticket/Unlimited MetroCard for additional 2% savings on rail fare (for travel between NYS stations) or additional 4% savings on rail fare (for travel to/from CT stations). All other M&R-purchased tickets to/from CT stations receive additional 2% savings. WebTicket: For travel to/from CT stations, 2% savings on Monthly tickets and 5% savings on Weekly and 10-Trip. WebTicket tickets delivered via the US Postal Service.
       
  Commuter Benefits Programs
Pre-tax federal transit benefits programs can save you 33% or more in commuting costs. Contact your employer and ask about participation that saves both you and your company money.
   
  Buy Before Boarding
Buying onboard incurs an additional charge of $5.75 to $6.50. Save money by purchasing tickets at ticket offices or ticket machines.

 

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