More Places to Buy Fare Cards

Pay in Cash

We’re expanding our network of locations where you can load cash value and passes onto Charlie Cards.

This includes more fare vending machines at bus stops and Commuter Rail stations, in addition to the machines at every subway station. These machines will also dispense Charlie Cards, making it much easier to get a card in the first place. Our sales network also includes more retail locations that sell Charlie Cards and can to reload them for you.

Tell us where you need to reload your Charlie Card

Pay With a Credit Card, Debit Card, or Bank Account

You can reload at any fare vending machine or retail location before you travel. We’ll have a new website and mobile app so you can buy and reload a Charlie Card online. Or, you can call us to reload with our automated system, or by speaking to an agent.

Don’t want to worry about reloading before your trips? You can set your account to automatically reload whenever your balance is low.

All online and phone payments can be made with a credit or debit card, or can be directly withdrawn from your bank account.

If your employer pays for your Charlie Card through the Perq program, you may be able to save money by having the cost of your pass deducted from your payroll.