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Subway, Bus, & Staten Island Railway Fares

Update on Applications and Claims for MetroCards

Due to COVID-19-related restrictions on non-essential travel, we are currently unable to process any claims or applications for:

  • Reduced-Fare MetroCards,
  • EasyPayXPress MetroCards,
  • Balance Protection for lost or stolen MetroCards, and
  • Refunds for MetroCards.

MetroCard Fares

These are the standard fares. Note that single ride fares are only available at vending machines.

  • Base Pay-Per-Ride fare: $2.75
  • Single ride fare: $3
  • 30-Day Unlimited Ride: $127
  • 7-Day Unlimited Ride: $33
  • Express Bus: $6.75
  • Express Bus Plus 7-Day: $62  

Reduced Fares

Reduced fares apply to seniors 65 or older and customers with disabilities. Learn more and apply.

  • Subway, Local Bus, Select Bus: $1.35
  • 30-Day Unlimited Ride: $63.50
  • 7-Day Unlimited Ride:  $16.50
  • Express Bus (off-peak only): $3.35


Access-A-Ride is our paratransit service. You can read more about the program, apply, make reservations, and more

Any transportation: $2.75

How to save on fares

  • Check whether you qualify for the Fair Fares program, a 50% discount on subway and eligible bus fares for low-income New Yorkers
  • Use your free transfers. Rides include a free transfer between subway and local bus and between local buses.
  • Frequent rider? Consider buying an Unlimited Ride MetroCard.
  • Refill the card you have. There is a $1 fee for each new MetroCard, so you save money and reduce waste by refilling cards. Or try the EasyPay option for automatic refills.
  • Buy a single ride MetroCard for $3.00 (at vending machines only).
  • To find your best fare options, use our MetroCard Fare Calculator.

OMNY: A New Way to Pay

OMNY is the MTA’s new fare payment system. With OMNY, you can use your own contactless card or smart device to make fare payments and enter the system. OMNY will combine fare payments and mobile ticketing across subways, buses, and commuter rail.

Registering for an OMNY account gives you access to a secure, personalized dashboard. Using the account dashboard, you can: 

  • View your trips and charges, 
  • Manage your payment methods, 
  • Ask OMNY customer service representatives questions

As the MTA rolls out OMNY between 2019 and 2023, you can still use MetroCard and eTix. 

Visit the OMNY website to set up an account and learn more