- 1 How do you use the subway Charlie ticket?
- 2 How do I activate my MBTA ticket?
- 3 How do you pay on a bus?
- 4 What is the difference between a Charlie Card and a Charlie ticket?
- 5 How long do Charlie cards last?
- 6 Do Boston buses take cash?
- 7 Can you pay with cash on buses?
- 8 How do I pay for MBTA?
- 9 Why is it called a Charlie Card?
- 10 How do you load a Charlie Card?
- 11 Can I tap my phone on the bus?
- 12 Can you pay by card on a first bus?
How do you use the subway Charlie ticket?
To enter subway stations, put your CharlieTicket into the slot on the fare gate with the orange arrow facing up and away from you. At street-level trolley stops, put your ticket into the onboard fare box with the orange arrow facing up and away from you.
How do I activate my MBTA ticket?
Show your ticket or pass to the conductor. Show your ticket or pass to the conductor. Open the mTicket App. Activate the ticket you would like to use.
How do you pay on a bus?
Look for the contactless symbol on your credit or debit card to see if your card is contactless enabled. Then, board a bus with the contactless symbol and instead of paying with cash, simply tap your card or contactless-enabled device onto the reader and wait for the beep.
What is the difference between a Charlie Card and a Charlie ticket?
CharlieCards are reusable cards that can be loaded with cash value or passes to pay bus and subway fares. CharlieCards are available at select MBTA subway stations. CharlieTicket, a paper ticket that can be loaded with subway, bus, Commuter Rail, and ferry tickets or passes.
How long do Charlie cards last?
When do stored value CharlieTickets expire? Stored value CharlieTickets expire 18 months from the purchase date.
Do Boston buses take cash?
On Board the Bus You can pay your fare in cash onboard all MBTA buses. You can also add up to $20 in cash value to a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket at onboard fare boxes.
Can you pay with cash on buses?
Will you still let customers pay by cash on your buses? Customers will still be able to pay with cash for their fare, but they will need to have the exact fare ready for their journey as our drivers won’t be able to issue change.
How do I pay for MBTA?
On all MBTA buses, you can pay your fare in cash with coins or bills, up to $20. To pay your fare, tell the driver you are paying in cash, and insert the amount displayed on the fare box. Tip!
Why is it called a Charlie Card?
It is named after a fictional character in the folk song ” M.T.A.”, often called “Charlie on the MTA”, which concerns a man forever trapped on the Boston subway system – then known as the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) – because he cannot pay the 5-cent surcharge required to leave the train.
How do you load a Charlie Card?
Reload Your CharlieCard Take it out of your wallet and get ready to add a pass and/or up to $50 in stored value. Please Note: To receive your CharlieCard purchase(s) tap your CharlieCard at a Fare Vending Machine or a subway Fare Gate after 5:00 AM tomorrow.
Can I tap my phone on the bus?
Eliminating the hassle for regular top-ups, commuters can now pay for their train and bus trips by tapping their credit card or mobile phone.
Can you pay by card on a first bus?
The UK’s leading operator, First Bus, today announced a commitment to allow its customers to pay for travel through the use of contactless debit and credit cards. First Bus customers can already pay for bus travel using its successful smartcard and mobile payment (mTickets) mechanisms.