As of August 20, 2023, fares increased to the following amounts:
- Subways, local buses, and Staten Island Railway: $2.90 (Reduced Fare: $1.45)
- Single ride (only sold at subway vending machines): $3.25
- Unlimited 7-day MetroCard: $34 (Reduced Fare: $17)
- Unlimited 30-day MetroCard: $132 (Reduced Fare: $66)
- Express bus: $7 (Reduced Fare, during off-peak hours only, will remain at $3.25)
- Paratransit and Access-A-Ride: $2.90
Learn more MTA fare increases.
One Metro New York (OMNY)
OMNY is MTA’s new contactless fare payment system that will eventually replace the MetroCard. With OMNY, you can use your own contactless card or smart device to pay your fare.
This new system is being rolled out in phases. All bus routes, subway stations, and Staten Island Railway locations are now equipped with OMNY.
OMNY currently supports a full-fare, pay-per-ride option for now, including free transfers. Additional fare options will be available during future phases of the rollout, including reduced fares, student fares, special programs, and more. Until then, you can keep using your MetroCard.
Learn more about OMNY.
OMNY Fare Capping
The fare capping program is available for full-fare and Reduced-Fare OMNY trips on New York City subways and local, limited, and Select Bus Service buses. With this program, you will always pay the lowest fare each week if you use OMNY, no matter how many trips you take. You will not have to pay upfront for an unlimited 7-Day MetroCard.
The program would apply only to trips taken using the OMNY contactless fare payment system. You must use the same contactless bank card, smart device, or OMNY card for each trip.
If you paid $34 in fares (or $17 if you are a Reduced-Fare customer), you will automatically receive free, unlimited rides for the rest of the week. The seven-day period begins with your first tap and resets every seven days.
Express buses, group trips, and transfers do not count toward the weekly cap.
Learn more about OMNY fare capping.
You can get more information and assistance with OMNY by phone.