MTA Announces New Fares Effective March 1

MTA Announces New Fares effective March 1New fares for travel between New York State stations go into effect on Friday, March 1. Look for the following specific changes:


  • Full fares to Manhattan will increase by approximately 9% for all ticket types.
  • Intermediate full fares will also increase by approximately 9%. (The increases for some child/senior disabled person/Medicare recipient fares may vary slightly from these percentages.)
  • Monthly/Weekly UniTicket Fares will increase by approximately 8%.
  • Family Fare tickets sold at stations will increase from 75 cents to $1.
  • CityTicket prices will cost $4.
  • A $1 fee will apply to the separate $25 MetroCard ($26 total cost) sold by Metro-North.

This fee does not apply to our Monthly/$50 MetroCard and Round Trip/$5 MetroCard.

(All MetroCards can be revlled for further use at any NYCT MetroCard Vending Machine or Subway Station Booth. A new MetroCard will be issued at no charge if your card is expiring or damaged. This must be handled at a NYCT Subway Station Booth or through NYCT’s MetroCard Customer Claims. For more details, visit

PLEASE NOTE: The March 1 fare increase does not affect ticket prices for travel between stations in Connecticut and New York, or between stations within Connecticut. However, the change in the Family Fare price does apply for travel to/ from Connecticut.

We’d like to remind you about the timesaving and convenient purchasing options that will save you money:

• The best and most cost-effective way to buy tickets is by purchasing multiple-ride tickets (such as monthly, weekly, or ten-trip tickets) in advance of your trip.

Join Mail&Ride (, our monthly ticket-by-mail subscription service, and save 2% on the joint Monthly Ticket/Monthly Unlimited MetroCard. You can manage your account online, and pay using a number of convenient options.

• Ask your Human Resources Department if your company offers pre-tax transit fare programs. You can save 33% or more a year by having a portion of your pre-tax salary set aside for commutation costs. Visit for details.

New fare ticket information is available at Details are also available in our Tickets and Fares brochures, available at outlying ticket ofPces, and at the Grand Central Terminal Customer Service Window, Information booths and Station Master’s Office.

For Customer Information: 511 (Outside of New York State, 877-690-5114)

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