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Which Metro-North Ticket You Should Buy to Save Money

Metro-North Railroad offers you several ways to save on your commute with multiple ticket types and purchase options. You choose how much you save based on how you ride. All fares are based on the cost of a one-way peak ticket. Discounts are approximate.

One-Way Riders

One-way tickets give you the most flexibility.

  • One-Way Peak: This is ideal for weekday trips during period peaks to/from Grand Central Terminal (GCT) and Harlem-125th Street (to GCT/Harlem-125th: 6 AM to 10 AM; from GCT/Harlem-125th: 6 AM to 9 AM and 4 PM to 8 PM).
  • One-Way Off-Peak: This saves you 25 percent on off-peak travel to/from Manhattan.

Monthly Commuters

Monthly tickets save you 50 percent, based on 42 one-way rides per month. This is ideal if you need unlimited rides in any month.

Weekly Commuters

Weekly tickets save you 30 percent based on 10 one-way rides per week. Unlimited rides for seven days are perfect if you do not work a full calendar month due to vacations or business trips.

Occasional Riders

Best if you need 10 rides a week. Can be shared.

  • 10-Trip Off-Peak Ticket: Save 35 percent to 40 percent for trips to/from GCT/Harlem-125th, only during off-peak periods.
  • 10-Trip Intermediate Ticket: Save 15 percent on one-way fare between stations outside Manhattan.


Group tickets save you 40 percent to 50 percent when traveling with 10 or more riders. Learn more.

Families and Children

Family Fares of $1 per ticket are good for up to four children (age 5-11) per traveling adult (18 and over). The Child Fare is 50 percent of the full fare.

Weekend Riders

Our CityTicket lets you travel for $4.50 on weekends within New York City on the Hudson and Harlem Lines.