How to Use MetroCard

MetroCards are easy to use, Just “swipe” your card through the subway turnstile card reader. Or “dip” your card in the bus farebox. See details below.

A New Way to Pay

The pilot of our new fare payment system, OMNY, begins soon. OMNY uses contactless technology to make it easier to pay your fare using your contactless credit or debit card, digital wallet, or reloadable prepaid card. To learn more about OMNY, where it's available now, and how you can register, visit