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MBTA Youth Pass

Connecting youth to opportunities, one ride at a time!

We want to ensure that all young people in the City of Boston have access to the transportation they need. The MBTA Youth Pass program provides thousands of qualified young people, ages 12-25, with affordable transportation. 

Youth Pass cards can be used in two ways:

  • To buy roughly 50 percent reduced bus or train fares that can be added to the pass in the same way as a CharlieCard
  • To buy $30 Youth Link Monthly passes that can be used an unlimited number of times per month 

For more information about MBTA Youth Pass, including how to enroll, use the links below.

Have questions? Contact:

Youth Engagement and Employment

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

COVID-19 update

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Boston MBTA Youth Pass program is being run remotely.

Program updates

Commuter Rail 

Youth Pass cardholders are now able to buy half-priced Commuter Rail fares for all zones until June, 30, 2021. Riders can:

  • use the MTicket App
  • pay at any Commuter Rail Kiosk, or
  • pay on board. 
Card Expiration

Monthly Youth Link Passes expire on the last day of each month. The Youth Pass card itself expires yearly on October 31. You must complete the re-enrollment process each year. 

For Boston Public Schools Students

Boston Public Schools middle and high school students are eligible for a M7 Student CharlieCard. Please reach out to your school for more information about receiving a M7 Card. If you are between 12 and 18 years old and cannot get a Student CharlieCard (M7 Card or S-Card) through your school, you may be eligible for a Youth Pass.

Non-Boston Residents 

If you do not live in the City of Boston but would still like to receive a Youth Pass, please visit the MBTA website to see if you live in a participating city or town.