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Processing time for MetroCard claims

We have resumed processing MetroCard claims, following a pause in processing because of the pandemic. These claims include refunds, balance protection claims, and applications for Reduced-Fare and EasyPayXpress MetroCards.

If you filed a claim while our operations were paused, know that we are addressing claims as quickly as we can. If you want to file a claim now, the best way to do that is online.

We’re processing claims starting with the oldest first. We’re currently working through claims filed in February for full-fare MetroCards and the beginning of March for Reduced-Fare MetroCards.

Standard MetroCard Fares

  • Base Pay-Per-Ride fare: $2.75
  • Single ride fare (only available at vending machines): $3
  • 30-Day Unlimited Ride: $127
  • 7-Day Unlimited Ride: $33
  • Express Bus: $6.75
  • Express Bus Plus 7-Day: $62  

Reduced Fares

Reduced fares apply to seniors 65 or older and customers with disabilities. Learn more and apply.

  • Subway, Local Bus, Select Bus: $1.35
  • 30-Day Unlimited Ride: $63.50
  • 7-Day Unlimited Ride:  $16.50
  • Express Bus (off-peak only): $3.35

Paratransit/Access-A-Ride

Access-A-Ride is our paratransit service. You can read more about the program, apply, make reservations, and more

Any transportation: $2.75

Other ways to save on fares

OMNY: A New Way to Pay

OMNY is the MTA’s new fare payment system. With OMNY, you can use your own contactless card or smart device to make fare payments and enter the system. OMNY will combine fare payments and mobile ticketing across subways, buses, and commuter rail.

Registering for an OMNY account gives you access to a secure, personalized dashboard. Using the account dashboard, you can: 

  • View your trips and charges, 
  • Manage your payment methods, 
  • Ask OMNY customer service representatives questions

As the MTA rolls out OMNY between 2019 and 2023, you can still use MetroCard and eTix. 

Visit the OMNY website to set up an account and learn more