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New Fare Information

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board voted on January 25, 2017 to approve the lowest fare increase since 2009, when the MTA first began increasing fares and tolls on a regular, biennial schedule. The new fares, which take effect March 19, will allow the MTA to continue to provide safe and reliable service.                                     

 

Effective March 19, 2017
  FARE
Subway, Local Bus and Select Bus Fare $2.75
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(5% bonus added
when you buy or add $5.50
or more to your MetroCard®)
  Reduced-Fare $1.35
Unlimited Ride MetroCard:  
30-Day $121.00 (Reduced-Fare MetroCard $60.50)
7-Day $32.00 (Reduced-Fare MetroCard $16.00)
Single Ride Ticket (sold at subway vending machines only) $3.00
Express Bus Fare $6.50
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(5% bonus added
when you buy or add $5.50
or more to your MetroCard)
Reduced-Fare (off-peak only) $3.25
Express Bus Plus 7-Day (also valid on subway and local bus) $59.50
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 47 rides per month
Choose this option
Pay-Per-Ride
Purchase
$5.50 ($5.78 value, 5% bonus added when you buy or add $5.50 or more to your MetroCard)
Your cost per ride
$2.62 (effective fare with 5% bonus)
13 rides per week
15 rides per week
20 rides per week
7-Day Unlimited $32.00 $2.46
$2.13
$1.60
47 rides per month
60 rides per month
75 rides per month
30-Day Unlimited $121.00 $2.57
$2.02
$1.61
If you ride the express bus
Fewer than 10 rides per week
Pay-Per-Ride $6.50 ($6.83 value) $6.19 (effective fare with 5% bonus)
10 rides per week
Express Bus Plus 7-Day $59.50 $5.95
Refill Your Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard: Add $5.50 or More For a 5% Bonus
Buy 5% Bonus Added Value with Bonus Rides Balance Arrow

Keep Refilling your MetroCard with time or value:

Or, never think about refilling
your card again:Tip

  • Get a EasyPayXpress
    MetroCard.
  • Link it to a credit or debit card: it refills automatically.
  • You’ll get the 5% bonus added automatically.
  • Go to easypaymetrocard.com
$5.50 $0.28 $5.78 2 $0.28
$10.00 $0.50 $10.50 3 $2.25
$10.50 $0.53 $11.03 4 $0.03
         
         
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.
  • 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 5% bonus with no remaining balances at participating merchants around the city:

If you ride the subway and/or local buses:
Buy a $10.48 MetroCard ($11.00 value)              Get 4 rides
Buy a $20.95 MetroCard ($22.00 value)              Get 8 rides
Buy a $26.19 MetroCard ($27.50 value)              Get 10 rides
Buy a $39.29 MetroCard ($41.25 value)              Get 15 rides

If you ride Express buses:
Buy a $ 61.90 MetroCard ($65 value)                Get 10 rides
Unlimited Ride MetroCard Grace Period and Refunds

All Unlimited Ride MetroCards purchased prior to the March 19, 2017 fare change must be activated by March 26, 2017 to get the full days of unlimited rides.

Type Good through
7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard
April 1, 2017
7-Day Express Bus Plus April 1, 2017
30-Day April 24, 2017


For purchases made before the March 19, 2017 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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