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. One bus or train ride is $1.50 – $3.50 depending on mode and transfers. Children 11 or under ride free with a paying adult, while customers 65 and over pay a reduced fare. The MBTA Web site has information more about fares, schedules, routes and the automated fare equipment.

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

MassTransit is the first and only app to give you quick access to all of Boston’s bus, commuter rail, and ferry schedules with no need for an internet connection. The schedules are stored in your iPhone or iPod Touch for quick access anytime, anywhere. Download the app from Sparkfish Creative.

OpenMBTA will show you today’s remaining scheduled arrival times for MBTA buses, subway trains, commuter rail lines, and ferries. It also has a section that shows you the latest T Alerts, which are service delay announcements from the MBTA.

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