- Rates and Fares
Rates and Fares
The following are the latest fare rates for our services.
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, 15 Blandin Ave., (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.
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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.
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.
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.
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. We are open Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm.
www.commutercheck.com or call 800-727-9436.
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
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 above for Fare Information, Pass Information, Transfers, Commuter Checks, Weather Emergencies, and Holidays. If you have further questions, please call us at 508-935-2222.