Pay-Per-Ride (Regular) MetroCard – $2.75 *
The Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard includes one free transfer from bus to bus, bus to subway or subway to bus if made within two hours of original boarding time. On Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard, an additional 5% is added to card with the purchase or addition of $10 or more. You can pay for several fares at the same time (as long as there is money remaining on the card) and you can add money to your MetroCard at subway station vending machines or booths.
7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard – $32
If you’re staying more than 3 consecutive days, it may be more economical to purchase this MetroCard.
30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard – $121
Visitors planning to stay in the city more than 18 consecutive days will save with this choice of MetroCard.
JFK-AirTrain 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard – $40
Good for unlimited JFK-AirTrain trips until midnight, 30 days from first use.
Tokens are no longer accepted in subway station turnstiles or on buses.
Cash & Change
You may pay your fare with exact change (coins only) on buses. Subway turnstiles do not accept coins. Be aware that exact change customers on buses are limited to a free transfer to another bus – not to the subway.
Credit, Debit, ATM Cards
All subway station vending machines permit you to purchase your MetroCard with cash, your credit card or ATM card. However, the vending machines limit you to two MetroCard purchases per day with the same credit card. So, if you’re a family of four bring more than one credit card.
MetroCard vending machines offer a $2.75 Single Ride MetroCard. Be aware that this Single Ride MetroCard does not allow the free transfer from subway to bus, bus to subway, or bus to bus. You can pay the JFK AirTrain fare with a Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard but not an Unlimited Ride MetroCard. The JFK AirTrain fare is $5 and is in addition to the subway fare. The JFK-AirTrain 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard is only good for unlimited JFK-AirTrain trips. It can not be used for free transfers to subways and buses.
If you are 65 years of age or older or have a disability that qualifies, you can travel for half fare $1.10 on buses by presenting your Medicare card (Medicaid card not accepted).
For travel information, call 1(718) 330-1234.
Non-English-speaking people call 1(718) 330-4847.
* Please note all prices, discounts and MTA rules on this page are subject to change by MTA. Click here for latest fares and rates.