- 1 How do I add value to my Charlie Card on the bus?
- 2 How do you pay on a bus?
- 3 How do you load a Charlie Card?
- 4 Are MBTA buses free?
- 5 What is the difference between a Charlie Card and a Charlie ticket?
- 6 Why is it called a Charlie Card?
- 7 Can I tap my phone on the bus?
- 8 Can you pay with cash on buses?
- 9 Can you load a Charlie Card online?
- 10 Are Charlie cards free?
- 11 Where can I refill my Charlie Card?
- 12 Do MBTA buses take cash?
- 13 Is the T in Boston Safe?
- 14 What is the best way to get around Boston?
How do I add value to my Charlie Card on the bus?
To pay your fare:
- Tell the driver you need to add value to your CharlieCard.
- Press the white button in the upper right corner on the fare box.
- Tap your CharlieCard on the fare box target into the machine with the orange arrow facing up and away from you.
- Insert cash or coins up to your desired value.
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.
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.
Are MBTA buses free?
Local Fixed Route and Ready Ride bus services will be provided free-of-charge until further notice.
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.
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.
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 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.
Can you load a Charlie Card online?
You can load stored value onto your CharlieCard online on the MyCharlie site. How do I reset my CharlieCard password? Call 888-844-0355 for CharlieCard Support. Hours are 7 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 9 AM – 5 PM Saturday – Sunday.
Are Charlie cards free?
Are Charlie cards free? 1 Answer. Charlie Card is free. If you approach any MBTA employee in South Station or Back Bay Station they’ll just give you one and you can load it with your credit card at the machine.
Where can I refill my Charlie Card?
To receive your CharlieCard purchase(s) tap your CharlieCard at a Fare Vending Machine or a subway Fare Gate after 5:00 AM tomorrow. You can also update it at T sales offices at Back Bay, Downtown Crossing, Harvard, North Station and South Station.
Do MBTA 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.
Is the T in Boston Safe?
The T is generally quite safe. It is busy with people even at night. The stretch of the Orange Line you would be traveling is all in the downtown area and should be fine. Alternatively, you can use the Green Line.
What is the best way to get around Boston?
Getting Around Boston. The best way to get around in Boston is by walking. And when your itinerary takes you out of the city center, the second best mode is the efficient “T” subway system, which includes subways, trains and trolleys along five separate lines.