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New York Subway Fares

Current Single Fare: $2.25

Fare History:
New York Subway fares have increase precipittously in recent years. The fares below track the price history for single fares on the New York subway since 1904. Since 1997 other changes that have impacted directed comparision have included the ability to transfer from subway to subway, subway to bus and bus to subway .Also discounts for multiple purchases have been introduced. According to the MTA only 2.1% of all fares are for single rides.

  • $0.05 (1904 – 1948)
  • $0.10 (1948 – 1953)
  • $0.15 (1953 – 1966)
  • $0.20 (1966 – December 31, 1969)
  • $0.30 (January 1, 1970 – December 31, 1971)
  • $0.35 (January 1, 1972 – August 31, 1975)
  • $0.50 (September 1, 1975 – June 28, 1980)
  • $0.60 (June 29, 1980 – July 3, 1981)
  • $0.75 (July 4, 1981 – December 31, 1983)
  • $0.90 (January 1, 1984 – December 31, 1985)
  • $1.00 (January 1, 1986 – December 31, 1989)
  • $1.15 (January 1, 1990 – December 31, 1991)
  • $1.25 (January 1, 1992 – November 11, 1995)
  • $1.50 (November 12, 1995 – May 3, 2003)
  • $2.00 (May 4, 2003 – June 27, 2009)
  • $2.25 (June 28, 2009 – present day)