Buy a pass! A pass is a prepaid fare instrument that provides unlimited rides for a certain time period within a specific number of zones. Riders who use passes don't need to use transfers!
Port Authority offers calendar-based passes. Weekly and monthly passes are valid within a calendar week or calendar month (for example, December 30, 2012-January 5, 2013 or January 2013). Annual passes cover any 12 consecutive calendar months.
New weekly passes go on sale each Wednesday. For example, the weekly pass covering 4/7/13-4/13/13 goes on sale Wednesday, April 3 and is sold through Wednesday, April 10.
Monthly Passes: Provides savings over buying four weekly passes.
Monthly passes go on sale on the 16th of each month and are available through the 9th of the month. For example, monthly passes for April are on sale between March 16 and April 9.
Annual Passes: Twelve months' worth of rides for the price of eleven!
Occasional riders can avoid paying a cash surcharge on the T by using a ConnectCard loaded with stored cash value. Riders can even sign up for balance protection to guard their card against loss or theft. Learn more at ConnectCard.org.
Some riders – including students/staff at certain colleges, senior citizens and some public employees – are entitled to free or discounted transit fare. Learn more about Port Authority's special fares.
Are you considering making the switch from driving to taking transit? Use our Commuter Savings Calculator to figure out how much you can save.