MTA is Increasing Fares, Starting August 20th

August 16, 2023

    Hi Mooviters,

    This weekend, starting August 20, MTA is raising fares for MTA Subway, MTA Bus, LIRR, and Metro-North. According to MTA, the fare increase will allow for maintained service levels and even increase service frequency.

    What can you expect?

    New York City Subway and Bus

    Transit TypeNew FareOriginal Fare
    Subway, Local Buses and Paratransit – Base Fare$2.90$2.75
    7-Day Unlimited Ride Pass*$34$33
    30-Day Unlimited Ride Pass*$132$127
    Reduced  Base Fare for Eligible Customers$1.45$1.35
    Express Bus Base Fare$7$6.75
    7-Day Unlimited Express Bus Plus Pass$64$62

    *Please note, if you purchase a pass at the current fare rate, you must begin using it by August 27th to get the full days of unlimited rides. If you begin using your pass after August 27, you will need to request a pro-rated refund for the remaining days after September 2 for a 7-Day pass or September 25 for a 30-Day pass. Unused passes will be refunded at the full purchase price.

    LIRR and Metro-North

    • Monthly and Weekly tickets will increase by up to 4.5% across both railroads.
      • Thanks to the additional 10% discount implemented in March 2022, monthly fares will remain lower than they were pre-COVID.
      • Recognizing the high fares in the farthest railroad zones, Monthly ticket fares will not exceed $500.
      • Monthly tickets at the new fare will go on sale on August 25 for September. Weekly tickets at the new fare will go on sale on August 23 for the week of August 26-September 1.
    • The discount for traveling off-peak will be standardized to 26% across both railroads. (Until now, Metro-North’s discount was 25% and LIRR’s 27.5%.)
      • This will lead to slightly higher increases of 6-7% on LIRR Off-Peak tickets and slightly lower increases of 2-3% on Metro-North Off-Peak tickets
      • There will be no fare increase for any ticket type on the Metro-North Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines.
      • All other ticket types will increase by as much as 10%; however, any ticket increase greater than 6% will be held to a maximum increase of $0.50 per trip.
      • LIRR and Metro-North will continue to offer UniTicket fares to travel on both commuter rail and connecting bus and ferry services. Changes in those fares will be based in part on changes to weekly and monthly transit fares. One-way tickets for MTA-managed connecting services will also change.
      • Policies regarding the calculation of onboard fares and refunds will remain unchanged.
      • All tickets purchased at the old fare will continue to be valid through their stated expiration dates.

    See fare tables for Long Island Rail Road.

    See fare tables for Metro-North Railroad.


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    The USA Moovit Team