The MTA offers reduced fares on its subways, buses, Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North Railroad
Where and when you can ride at the reduced fare?
- MTA New York City Transit Subway
- MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bus: local buses anytime
- MTA New York City Transit and MTA Bus: express buses anytime except weekday rush hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 am and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- MTA Long Island Rail Road and the MTA Metro-North Railroad anytime except weekday rush hours to New York City terminals
NYC Transit Fares
- Base subway or local bus fare - $2.75
- Reduced fare is half the base fare, $1.35 or less with Reduced-Fare MetroCard discounts.
- Customers who are 65 years of age or older or have a qualifying disability are eligible for Reduced-Fare.
- The Reduced fare cost of a 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard is $16.00.
- The Reduced fare cost of a 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard is $60.50.
- Subways accept MetroCard payment only and Buses accept exact change or MetroCard.
- Customers get an automatic free transfer between subway and bus, or between buses.
By using EasyPay to purchase a MetroCard, customers can cap monthly spending at $60.50, the reduced-fare cost of a 30-day card. By tracking usage, New York City Transit provides each EasyPay customer with the least expensive payment option retroactively; frequent users pay the monthly rate, others receive the advantages of weekly or per-ride rates.