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MWRTA Information

MetroWest Regional Transit Authority
37 Waverly St, Framingham, MA. 01702
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 4:00pm
Toll Free:
MWRTA Call Center:
TTY: 508-935-2242
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Member Communities

  • Ashland
  • Dover
  • Framingham
  • Holliston
  • Hopkinton
  • Hudson
  • Marlborough
  • Milford
  • Natick
  • Sherborn
  • Southborough
  • Sudbury
  • Wayland
  • Wellesley
  • Weston

Rates & Passes

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The following are the latest fare rates for our services.

MWRTA uses the "flag down" system. This allows you to wave down a bus in transit anywhere along the route, as well as at noted stops. The bus will stop to pick you up, as long as it is safe to do so. Due to various unexpected conditions, traffic, weather, we recommend to arrive ten minutes before the scheduled stop time, and to wait at least ten minutes after the scheduled departure time.

See below for Fare Information, Pass Information, Transfers, Commuter Checks, Weather Emergencies, and Holidays. If you have further questions, please call us at 1-888-996-9782 or 508-935-2222.

*MWRTA Bus Rates & Pass Information

You may pay with exact fare on the buses, or obtain a Charlie Card to load value on, from either the bus driver, or at the office of the MWRTA, 37 Waverly Street, (Route 135), Framingham, MA 01702, You may also obtain Charlie Cards from the Treasurer's office at Framingham Town Hall, and the Town Clerk's office at Natick Town Hall. Value can be added to Charlie Cards on all MWRTA fixed route buses. Please note: When using a Charlie Card, your fare cost is reduced! See the fare charts below.


Cash Fares

Cash Rate

Charlie Card Rate


$1.50  $1.25

Students under the age of 18, or with current school ID
$1.00 N/A

Children under the age of six when accompanied by an adult

Free N/A

Senior (65 years or older), with photo ID indicating date of birth / MWRTA Senior Pass





Individuals with disabilities with valid MWRTA Transportation Access Pass, MBTA Transportation Access Pass, or a Medicare Card.  







**Blind persons ride free with a Massachusetts Commission for the Blind ID Card.
**Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

MWRTA now accepts the MBTA Charlie Card on all of its fixed route buses. Patrons are encouraged to obtain a Charlie Card, either online at the MBTA Website or at the MWRTA Central Hub, located at 37 Waverly St, Framingham MA, during our normal business hours. Charlie Cards can be loaded directly on any MWRTA bus. Drivers will have available Charlie Cards and will assist patrons in loading value.

Please Note:

Students- The MBTA Student Charlie Card is not honored on the MWRTA system. Students may use an Adult Charlie Card and be charged the $1.25 fare or continue to pay $1.00 in cash.

Senior/Disabled- Senior/Disabled patrons must obtain a Transportation Access Pass (TAP) Card from the MWRTA Central Hub or the MBTA Access Pass Office in order to receive the Senior/Disabled Charlie Card fare. Information for obtaining a TAP card can be found below or via the MBTA Website.

CharlieTickets- MBTA Charlie Tickets are not honored on the MWRTA system. MWRTA buses only accept the plastic CharlieCards.

MBTA Monthly Passes- The only fare medium on the Charlie Card honored on the MWRTA system is stored value. Any MBTA pass product (i.e. monthly pass) is not honored on the MWRTA system.

10 Ride Passes- MWRTA no longer accepts the older 10 ride pass for fare payment. These have been out of circulation for quite some time.


Reduced Fare Identification Cards

Senior ID (Charlie Card) Transportation Pass
Anyone over 65 with photo identification as proof of age.

Transportation (Charlie Card) Access Pass
Disabled under 65 with approved application, available at MWRTA Offices.

The passes can be used to receive reduced fare on all fixed route busses and trains statewide. All passes have Charlie Card capability.

These Identification Cards may be obtained by visiting the MWRTA administrative offices at 37 Waverly St, Framingham.
Monday - Friday -  between the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm

Replacement Card Policy:
Card 1&2 - free of charge
Card 3 - $5.00 fee
Card 4 - $10.00 fee
The MWRTA will not issue more than 4 cards to any one individual.

MWRTA Payment and Service Information

Transfer coupons are available on all buses and are good for transfers between all route buses. Riders wishing to transfer from one bus to another, free of charge, must ask the driver for a transfer coupon and then present the coupon to the driver of the next bus. The transfer must be used within 30 minutes.

Commuter Checks

Commuter Checks are vouchers that are redeemed for prepaid Charlie Cards. They are provided tax-free by employers in amounts up to $100 per month. Commuter Checks are an employee benefit. Contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your company offers this service

For more information see or call 800-727-9436.

Weather Emergencies

The service schedule is subject to change during a weather emergency. Any interruption of service will be posted under Service Announcements, located on the Home page, or you can call 508-935-2222 or 888-996-9782 to confirm the schedule. 


There is also no fixed route bus service provided on the following holidays:


  • New Year's Day
  • Patriot's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day