The LIRR offers a variety of fare options to suit your needs. Peak fares are charged during business rush hours on any weekday train scheduled to arrive in NYC terminals between 6 AM and 10 AM or depart NYC terminals between 4 PM and 8 PM.

Off-Peak fares are charged all other times on weekdays, all day Saturday and Sunday, and on holidays.

LIRR trains operate on a weekend schedule on these holidays: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Take a look at all the available fare types below.

Daily & Single-Ride Tickets
  • One-Way Peak: This ticket is good for one ride in either direction for Peak travel periods and is available for travel between Zones 1/3 and all other zones. Peak fares are specially priced for local travel (Zones 4-14). These are valid for 60 days, including the date of sale. 
     
  • One-Way Off-Peak: This ticket provides a single ride in either direction on Off-Peak trains. Riders save approximately 27 percent off the regular One-Way Peak fare. This ticket is valid for 60 days, including date of sale.
     
  • Round-Trip: These tickets are good for two rides and are sold for Peak or Off-Peak travel. Priced at the combination of One-Way fares selected (Peak/Peak, Off-Peak/Off-Peak, Peak/Off-Peak, Peak/Senior, etc.). These tickets are valid for 60 days, including date of the sale.
Multiple-Ride Tickets

Monthly: Unlimited rides during the calendar month indicated on the ticket. Save approximately 50 percent off the One-Way Peak fare based on 42 rides per month. This is the most cost-effective ticket for daily commutation. Monthly tickets are non-transferable; the first person to use this ticket is the only person who can use it. Available for purchase at Ticket Offices, Ticket Machines and via MTA eTix® starting the 25th of the prior month. 

Weekly: These provide unlimited rides for a calendar week, Saturday through Friday. Users save approximately 30 percent based on 10 One-Way rides per weekThis option is most cost-effective for commuters traveling for a continuous four-to-seven-day period. Weekly tickets are non-transferable; the first person to use this ticket is the only person who can use it. Available for purchase at Ticket Offices, Ticket Machines and via MTA eTix starting the 25th of the prior month.

Atlantic Ticket: If you currently use the LIRR to travel to Atlantic Terminal from an eligible Atlantic Ticket station, switch to Atlantic Ticket and save money. A joint weekly ticket (including Unlimited Ride MetroCard®) is $60.00. Get complete details.

Ten-Trip: Get 10 One-Way rides to/from City Zone 1 on one convenient ticket. Tickets are valid for six months from date of sale and may be used by more than one person, even when traveling together. The following ten-trip ticket types are available:

  • Ten-Trip Peak: Sold at the price of 10 Peak One-Way fares.
  • Ten-Trip Off-Peak: These tickets save 15 percent off the price of 10 Off-Peak One-Way tickets. 
  • Ten-Trip for Seniors, Medicare Recipients or People with Disabilities: These are sold at the price of 10 One-Way fares for seniors, Medicare recipients and people with disabilities.

Monthly School Tickets: Special fares are available for students under 21 years of age attending accredited elementary or secondary schools. Discount of up to one-third off the price of a regular monthly ticket. Complete the application and bring to a ticket office. Applications must be signed by a school official and have the school seal affixed. These are non-transferable.

UniTickets: UniTickets are combination bus and rail tickets that offer special discounts for monthly and weekly travel from certain suburban LIRR stations on local bus routes. UniTickets are valid on certain MTA Bus and NYC Transit buses in Queens, NICE Bus routes in Nassau County, and Long Beach Bus routes.

NYCT Q5, Q12, Q13, Q15, Q16, Q17,
Q20, Q26, Q27, Q28, Q31, Q44, Q48,
Q85 (at Rosedale, Bayside & Flushing
LIRR Stations only)                                           $42.75                   $11.25

MTA Bus Q19, Q25, Q34, Q50, Q65
and Q66 (at Flushing LIRR Station only.)        $42.75                  $11.25

The following discounted bus options are available with the purchase of LIRR monthly or weekly tickets:

Bus Operator                                                 Monthly                Weekly

NICE All Buses                                                $54.75                   $13.25

Long Beach All Buses                                    $30                        N/A

Seniors, People With Disabilities, & Medicare Recipients

Seniors, people with disabilities and Medicare recipients may save up to 50 percent off the full One-Way Peak fare. This is sold as an option under “One-Way” or “Round-Trip” Ticket Machine buttons.

These are valid at all times except weekday morning Peak (westbound) trains. Customers must have proper documentation available to present at the time of purchase and use. Acceptable documentation includes: 

  • Senior citizens (65 years or older): Government/state-issued driver’s license or non-driver ID; government/state-issued passport; NYC Department of Aging ID card; MTA Reduced-Fare MetroCard; MTA Reduced-Fare Easy Pay Card; and, if accompanied by another form of identification that contains a photo of the customer, a birth certificate or a Medicare card issued by the Social Security Administration.
  • Medicare recipients (under age 65): MTA Reduced-Fare MetroCard; MTA Reduced-Fare Easy Pay Card; Medicare card issued by the Social Security Administration if accompanied by another form of identification that contains a photo of the customer.
  • People with Disabilities: MTA Reduced-Fare MetroCard; MTA Reduced-Fare Easy Pay Card; Access-a-Ride card; Able-Ride card; Para-transit card; Suffolk County Accessible Transportation card. Customers who qualify to use Reduced-Fare tickets can purchase them on the train without paying the higher onboard price if they can show the proper documentation. Applications for the MTA Reduced-Fare MetroCard are processed by NYC Transit (call 511). These are valid for 60 days including the date of sale.
Child & Family Fares

Child Fare (5-11 years old): This option saves 50 percent off the adult Peak fare and is valid for 60 days including date of sale. Children under age 5 always ride the LIRR free (no ticket required).

Family Fare (Off-Peak & PM Peak Travel Only): Up to four children aged 5-11 may ride for $1 each when accompanied by a fare-paying adult who is at least 18 years old. A fifth child and all other children pay the child fare. Family-fare tickets presented on morning Peak trains are subject to a substantial price adjustment. These are valid for 60 days including date of sale.

Military Ticket

All active-duty military personnel with an authorized Active Duty Identification Card will be charged Off-Peak fare at all times.

CityTicket

Riders pay $4.50 for travel within New York City on Saturdays and Sundays. These are valid on day of purchase only and cannot be combined with other tickets. These tickets are sold at Ticket Windows or Ticket Machines in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens, and via MTA eTix. They are not valid for travel to/from Far Rockaway and Belmont Park. Not sold on-board trains. Get details.

Deals & Getaways

Special deals are developed in conjunction with major attractions, venues, or special events to offer discounts to LIRR customers. Offers vary throughout the year:

New York City Getaways are available throughout the year. Long Island Getaways to Long Island are typically more seasonal (May through November), but some are available year-round. Some are escorted and available on certain dates/trains only.

Most tickets are available at LIRR Ticket Offices and gray, blue, or green "Tickets" machines (see descriptions on our “How to Buy Tickets” page). Since each sale may contain more than one ticket stub, please wait for all tickets to be printed. Stubs are labeled for rail or admission use.

  • Beach packages are available during summer months and include Long Beach, Jones Beach, Robert Moses, and various Fire Island locations. These are good one-day-use only.
  • Belmont Package and service is available during the spring and fall meets and for the Belmont Stakes.
  • Free rail or discount offers (Broadway shows, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, etc.) typically require the use of a code and have special restrictions. These tickets/discounts are usually available at the venue or through TicketMaster or Telecharge. They are not sold by the LIRR.
Group Tickets

Special discounted one-day, Round-Trip group tickets may be purchased for organized groups of 30 or more. Smaller groups of 10 or more may still be able to save. Group leaders should call 718-558-7419, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM, for reservations at least two weeks in advance. Group tickets are sold through this department in advance and at open Ticket Offices (please avoid morning rush hours).

MetroCard

MetroCard is a fare medium used for MTA NYC Transit subways and buses and acceptable on NICE Bus. Some ticket options may be purchased with a MetroCard on the reverse side.

  • LIRR offers both the $5.50 Round-Trip (two rides) separately or on Round-Trip ticket types. If bought separately, a $1 fee will apply ($6.50 total cost).
  • 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 at a MetroCard Vending Machine (MVM) after purchase.
  • All Ticket Machines and Ticket Offices offer a separate $25 MetroCard. A $1 fee will apply ($26 total cost). This fee does not apply to the LIRR Round-Trip with $5.50 MetroCard. All MetroCards can be refilled for further use at any NYC Transit MetroCard Vending Machine (MVM) or subway booth. A new MetroCard will be issued at no charge if your card is expiring or damaged. This must be handled at an NYC Transit subway booth or through NYC Transit’s MetroCard Customer Claims. For more details, visit our MetroCard page.
  • Green Ticket Machines have the AirTrain logo and offer AirTrain MetroCards.

All Ticket Machines and Ticket Offices offer a separate $25 MetroCard. A $1 fee will be charged for each new MetroCard purchased at a commuter rail station, MVM or subway booth. You can avoid this fee by keeping and refilling your current MetroCard at any MVM or subway booth. The new $1 charge will not apply to customers who purchase a combination railroad/MetroCard ticket.