EasyPay Reduced Fare Metrocard

Customers eligible for our reduced fare Metrocards can sign up for an EasyPay option. These cards combine the benefits of a Pay-per-Ride and Unlimited options.


Reduced fares are available for MTA subway, bus, and rail customers who are 65 or older or who have a qualifying disability. When applying for a reduced-fare Metrocard®, you can sign up for the Easypay option.

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Payment issues, lost or stolen card, and closing your account

If your card is lost or stolen, you should immediately report it online. You manage your EasyPay Reduced Fare Metrocard the same way you would a regular EasyPayXpress Metrocard.

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Starting out with a Pay-Per-Ride account

Reduced fare customers who want to sign up for EasyPay must start out with a Pay-Per-Ride account. A Reduced Fare Pay-Per-Ride EasyPay Metrocard works like a regular Pay-Per-Ride card. It deducts value from your account as you swipe based on the reduced bus and subway fares.

You create an account, and link it to a credit or debit card. You set up a reduced fare account with $10. You can use a tax-free transportation benefits card to set up an account. The account refills automatically when the balance falls below $10. You can set a higher refill amount if you would like.

EasyPay Pay-Per-Ride card can be used on:

  • Subways,
  • Local Buses, and
  • Express buses.

EasyPay Pay-Per-Ride card cannot be used on:

  • AirTrain JFK, and
  • Path trains.

Automatic conversion to unlimited fare

Reduced-fare customers can save money by setting their refill amount to $63.50. Your card automatically converts to an Unlimited Ride Card when you spend more than $63.50 in a 30-day period. Trips on subways and local buses will be free until the next billing cycle. At the end of the 30-day period, your card reverts back to Pay-Per-Ride. Trips on Express buses  do not count towards the unlimited ride conversion.