New York Subway Fares

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The Current Single Fare for the New York Subway is $2.75

NYC Subway Fare History:

The New York Subway fare has increased precipitously in recent years, well ahead of the rate of inflation. The fares listed below track the price history for single fares on the New York subway since 1904. Since 1997 other changes that have impacted directed comparison 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. The price to ride the New York Subway has stayed ahead of inflation, but many of the services have been reduced. The cost of some of the major projects including Second Avenue line construction weighed heavily on the MTA Budget, sending it into the red.

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Subway Fare
Local Bus Fare
Select Bus Fare
$2.75
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(5% bonus added
when you buy or add $5.50
or more to your MetroCard®)
Reduced-Fare $1.35
Unlimited Ride MetroCard:
30-Day $121.00 (Reduced-Fare MetroCard $60.50)
7-Day $32.00 (Reduced-Fare MetroCard $16.00)
Single Ride Ticket (sold at subway vending machines only) $3.00
Express Bus Fare $6.50
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(5% bonus added
when you buy or add $5.50
or more to your MetroCard)
Reduced-Fare (off-peak only) $3.25
Express Bus Plus 7-Day (also valid on subway and local bus) $59.50
Paratransit/Access-A-Ride $2.75

$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 – March, 18, 2017)
$2.75 (March, 19, 2017 – Present day)