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Subway, Bus, and Staten Island Railway Fares

Here’s what fares cost for New York City subways and buses, plus your options for paying the fare.

Processing time for MetroCard claims

We have resumed processing MetroCard claims, following a pause in processing because of the pandemic. These claims include refunds, balance protection claims, and applications for Reduced-Fare and EasyPayXpress MetroCards.

If you filed a claim while our operations were paused, know that we are addressing claims as quickly as we can. If you want to file a claim now, the best way to do that is online.


We’re processing claims starting with the oldest first. We’re currently working through claims filed in mid-March for full-fare MetroCards and early July for Reduced-Fare MetroCards.

At this time, station booths are not making any Reduced-Fare MetroCard transactions.

Make a Customer Service Appointment

If you need help with something in person, you can book a time to come to our Customer Service Center.



  • Base Pay-Per-Ride fare: $2.75
  • Single ride fare (only available at vending machines): $3
  • 30-Day Unlimited Ride: $127
  • 7-Day Unlimited Ride: $33
  • Express Bus: $6.75
  • Express Bus Plus 7-Day: $62

Reduced Fare

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

Fare for any transportation: $2.75

Tips for saving on fares

OMNY: A new way to pay

OMNY is the our new fare payment system. With OMNY, you can use a contactless card or smart device to pay the fare. OMNY will combine fare payments and mobile ticketing across subways, buses, and commuter rails.

As we roll out OMNY between 2019 and 2023, you can still use MetroCard and eTix.

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