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Fares How to Get the Best Value Refill Your Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard
Purchasing Reminders MetroCards at Merchants Grace Period/Refunds
Sign Up for EasyPay Express MetroCard Calculator New Good to Know: Purchasing Tips
Effective March 22, 2015
  FARE
Subway and Local Bus Fare $2.75
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(11% bonus added
when you buy or add $5.50
or more to your MetroCard®)
  Reduced-Fare $1.35
Unlimited Ride MetroCard:  
30-Day $116.50 (Reduced-Fare MetroCard $58.25)
7-Day $31.00 (Reduced-Fare MetroCard $15.50)
Single Ride Ticket (sold at subway vending machines only) $3.00
Express Bus Fare $6.50
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(11% bonus added
when you buy or add $5.50
or more to your MetroCard)
Reduced-Fare (off-peak only) $3.25
Express Bus 7-Day (also valid on subway and local bus) $57.25
Paratransit/Access-A-Ride $2.75
Note: $1 fee applies to each new MetroCard purchase.
How Often Do You Ride? Get the Best Value
If you ride the subway or local bus
Fewer than 13 rides per week or 48 rides per month
Choose this option
Pay-Per-Ride
Cost
$5.50 ($6.11 value)
Your cost per ride
$2.48 (effective fare with 11% bonus)
13 rides per week
15 rides per week
20 rides per week
7-Day Unlimited $31.00 $2.38
$2.07
$1.55
48 rides per month
60 rides per month
75 rides per month
30-Day Unlimited $116.50 $2.43
$1.94
$1.55
If you ride the express bus
Fewer than 10 rides per week
Pay-Per-Ride $6.50 ($7.22 value ) $5.86 (effective fare with 11% bonus)
10 rides per week
Express Bus 7-Day $57.25 $5.73
Refill Your Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard: Add $5.50 or More to Get an 11% Bonus
Buy 11% Bonus Added Value with Bonus Rides Balance Arrow

Keep Refilling your MetroCard:

  • You’ll avoid the $1.00 new
    card fee.
  • You’ll get an 11% bonus
    each time you add $5.50 or
    more in value.

Or, never think about refilling
your card again:Tip

  • Get an EasyPayXpress
    MetroCard.
  • Link it to a credit or debit card: it refills automatically.
  • You’ll get the 11% bonus added automatically.
  • Go to easypaymetrocard.com
$5.50 $0.61 $6.11 2 $0.61
$10.00 $1.10 $11.10 4 $0.10
$15.00 $1.65 $16.65 6 $0.15
$20.00 $2.20 $22.20 7 $0.20
$27.25 $3.00 $30.25 11 None
Purchasing Reminders Pre-Valued MetroCards Sold Only at Merchants

At Station Booths:

  • $1 fee applies to each new MetroCard purchase. Fee does not apply to card refills or Reduced-Fare MetroCards.
  • New Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard minimum purchase is $5.50; $80 maximum purchase.
  • $50 bills accepted on purchases of $30 or more.
  • $100 bills accepted on purchases of $70 or more.

At Vending Machines (MVMs):

  • $1 fee applies to each new
    MetroCard purchase. Fee does not apply to card refills or Reduced-Fare MetroCards.
  • MVMs accept only $1, $5, $10, $20 or $50 bills. No $100 bills.
  • No pennies; nickel increments only.
  • MVMs dispense up to $9 in change.
For your convenience, get the exact number of rides you need
plus the 11% bonus with no remaining balances at participating
merchants around the city:

If you ride the subway and/or local buses:
Buy a $9.91 MetroCard ($11.00 value)                Get 4 rides
Buy a $19.82 MetroCard ($22.00 value)              Get 8 rides
Buy a $39.64 MetroCard ($44.00 value)              Get 16 rides

If you ride Express buses:
Buy a $ 58.56 MetroCard ($65 value)                  Get 10 rides
Unlimited Ride MetroCard Grace Period and Refunds

All Unlimited Ride MetroCards purchased prior to the March 22, 2015 fare change must be activated by March 29, 2015 to get the full days of unlimited rides.

Type Good through
7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard
April 4, 2015
7-Day Express Bus Plus April 4, 2015
30-Day April 27, 2015


For purchases made before the March 22, 2015 fare change:

1. Unused Unlimited Ride MetroCards: refunds made at the purchase price.

2. Used Unlimited Ride MetroCards: refunds made on a pro-rated basis.
Mail us your Unlimited Ride MetroCard:

  • Ask for a postage-paid form/envelope from your bus operator or station
    booth agent.
  • Or, download the form at www.mta.info, and mail it; postage required.

Contact us

E-mail us with your questions or call 511; agents on duty 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

 

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