BRTA provide an efficient, environmentally friendly way to get where you need to go.

Yet, bus fares cover only a portion of our operating costs. We work hard to keep our fares affordable for all.

Local Fares

 Full FareReduced Fare
Charlie Card$1.55$0.75

Local Pass

 1 Day7 Day30 Day
Full FareUnavailable$13.00$52.00
Reduced FareUnavailable$10.00$39.00

Systemwide Fares

 Full FareReduced Fare
Charlie Card$4.00$2.00

Systemwide Pass

 1 Day7 Day30 Day
Full Fare$10.00$35.00$140.00
Reduced Fare$10.00$26.00$105.00

Student Pass

 Student K-12
30 day
8/1 – 12/31
1/1 – 5/31

When you ride the bus and you’re paying cash, it’s important to have the exact amount. Our drivers cannot make change.


The most cost-effective way to ride is to buy a CharlieCard. It’s a reusable card that you can load with the amount of cash that’s right for you and your budget. CharlieCard is ideal for regular BRTA riders. Pick one up from your driver or at the Intermodal Transit Center (ITC), located at One Columbus Ave.

Reduced Fares

Reduced fares are available to some riders including:

  • People ages 60 and older
  • Persons with a valid Medicare card
  • People with disabilities who have a valid Massachusetts Access Pass

Free Rides

Free rides are available to some riders including:

  • Personal Care Attendants (PCA) who are accompanying BRTA-certified persons with disabilities who have obtained a BRTA-issued ID that specifies a need for a PCA.
  • Children, age five and under, ride free with an adult. Limit two children per adult.

Everyone rides Free on their birthday. Proof required.

Fare Policy

The BRTA Advisory Board voted at the September 24, 2020 Board Meeting to approve the following Fare Policy as required by the Bilateral MOU:

The BRTA will review the collection of fares periodically and make recommendations to the Advisory Board on any changes to the current fare structure for their consideration.