New York City subway fares are $2.75 per trip. For visitors staying more than a couple of days you can buy a one week unlimited MetroCard for $33 or an unlimited monthly MetroCard for $127.00 . People who are 65 or older or who have qualifying disabilities can get a reduced fare, which is half price.
Cost: $33 (7- day ) or $127 (30- day ). You have unlimited swipes on the subway and local buses for either 7 or 30 days. Your MetroCard can only hold one Unlimited Ride refill at a time.
According to MTA’s regulations, up to three children 44 inches tall and under can ride for free on subways and local buses when they’re accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Toddlers under two years of age can ride express buses for free if they sit on the adult’s lap.
Weekly unlimited-ride MetroCards will increase in price by 3 percent from $32 to $33 , while the cost of 30-day unlimited-ride MetroCards will surge by 5 percent from $121 to $127 . “We are doing the best we can to make the MTA as efficient as possible,” acting MTA chairman Fernando Ferrer said at the board meeting.
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Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard is available in $5.50, $11.00, $22.00, $27.50, $41.75, and $67.50 denominations . Unlimited Ride MetroCard passes are also available. The 7-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard, the 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard, and the 7-Day Express Bus Plus MetroCard costs $33 , $127 , and $62, respectively.
A MetroCard holder can spend up to $80 in one transaction and up to a total value of $100. Pay-Per-Ride MetroCards can also be filled with unlimited ride time in 7- or 30-day increments.
Technically, you could swipe three times , and assuming each swipe registered (the display window will say “Go”) you could then walk through one after the other.
After two rides , you’ll be left with just $0.28 on your card. Then, say you add $20 to that card. With the MTA bonus, you will really get $21, and your new balance will be $21.28.
Ortiz added that MetroCards have an expiration date because wear and tear on the cards can eventually render their magnetic strips unusable.
According to our math, an unlimited ride MetroCard will still be worth the $33 if you ride the subway or bus more than 12 times per week. The 30-day unlimited card is worth the price if you take the subway or local bus more than 46 times per month.
Unlimited Ride MetroCard Cannot be used again at the same subway station or the same bus route for at least 18 minutes. Cannot be used by or transferred to another person until the completion of a trip for which entry was obtained.
The MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) does not allow you to buy a Metrocard online or in the mail because they lack the technology and motivation to actually bring things that riders need because they are a government body that lacks accountability.