The T runs daily service on buses, boats, trains and trolleys throughout Boston and surrounding towns. Stations can be identified by a black T on a white circular sign:

Purchase fare on a CharlieTicket with cash, debit, or credit card at fare-vending machines in any station or aboveground trolley stop, or with cash only at a bus farebox. It costs $2.25 to ride the subway, trolley, or Silver Line 1-3 and $1.70 to ride the bus with a CharlieCard. If you use a CharlieTicket or cash, it costs a little more. Fares on the Commuter Rail, ferry, and The RIDE depend on how far you travel. Reduced fare programs are available. The MBTA has developed user guides for first-time T riders and first-time Commuter Rail riders to help you get the most out of your visits to the Greater Boston area.

Visitors benefit from multi-day LinkPasses for unlimited bus, train, trolley and Inner Harbor Ferry access for one ($9.00) or seven ($15.00) days effective from date of purchase. Passes are available at any in-station or Logan Airport fare-vending machine or at vendors throughout the city. For information about fares, schedules, routes, sales locations,  group sales information, and automated fare equipment visit

You may also find the trip planner and list of real-time transit apps helpful for your trip.

The MBTA has released the Rider’s Guide to Planning Ahead as the T prepares for a 30-day full closure of the Orange Line from Oak Grove to Forest Hills stations beginning at 9 PM on Friday, August 19, and the 28-day closure of the Green Line from Union Square to Government Center stations beginning Monday, August 22. The Rider’s Guide is a tool to provide riders with alternative travel options and information to inform travel decisions, including how the MBTA is ensuring accessibility during the shutdown, during this project.

Read the full press release.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)
(617) 222-3200, (800) 392-6100 TTY (617) 222-5146