|Fares & Passes
|Day Pass / 1-Day Pass
|Weekly / 7-Day Pass
|Monthly / 31-Day Pass
|All Access College Transit Pass
|Mobility 20-Trip Book
Single Trip Fare
On CityLink, LocalLink, and Express BusLink, if you pay at the farebox in cash, no change is given or ticket issued. When using a CharmCard the trip is deducted from stored value. When riding Light Rail or Metro Subway purchase single trip fare at a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) and a single trip Go Pass will be issued. TVMs accept cash or credit card payment. One-way fares may also be purchased on the CharmPass mobile transit fare app. Single trip fares are valid on the system where the ticket is purchased. Tip: If you take more than 2 single trip rides in one day, consider purchasing a Day Pass or CharmFlex option in the mobile app.
Round Trip Fare
Are only available for trips on Light Rail. Round trip fare is purchased at a ticket vending machine and a Go Pass is issued. The first trip must be completed within 90 minutes of purchase and is only valid for travel on the system where the fare is purchased. The return trip must be completed on the same day of purchase. Round trip fares are not available for CharmCard.
Two children under the age of six may ride free of charge when accompanied by a full-fare paying passenger. Additional children (under the age of six) and children age six and above will be charged the appropriate full fare. The free-child allowance does not apply to passengers traveling on any type of reduced fare. Children age six and above who are in grades K-12 participating in the MDOT MTA School Program pay the appropriate student fare.
Day Pass, CharmPass 1-Day Pass, & CharmCard 1-Day Pass:
The day pass is valid for unlimited travel on Local Service from the time purchased (and activated for CharmCard or CharmPass) until 3:00 AM the following day. The day pass is either issued as a Day Pass, loaded onto a CharmCard, or purchased through the CharmPass mobile transit fare app. The paper pass may be purchased on the bus with exact change or at any ticket vending machine.
CharmFlex 3-pack and 10-pack (Local Bus, Metro Subway, Light Rail):
Available only on the CharmPass mobile transit fare app, the CharmFlex 3-day and 10-day fare options for Local Service let you choose when to ride, for about 15% less than the cost of a day-pass. CharmFlex fares do not have to be used on consecutive days. Each pack consists of 3 or 10 day passes.
Weekly Pass, CharmPass 7-Day Pass, & CharmCard 7-Day Pass:
The Weekly is valid for unlimited travel on Local Service for 7 days beginning at 12:01 AM on Sunday of the designated week and ending at 3:00 AM on the following Sunday. The CharmCard and CharmPass 7- Day Pass is valid for unlimited travel on Local Service for 7 consecutive days from the time the pass is first activated. The paper Weekly Pass may be purchased at Ticket Vending Machines (TVM), walk in vendors and the MTA Transit Store. The CharmCard 7-Day Pass may be loaded at TVMs, the MTA Transit Store, at a limited number of walk in vendor locations or purchased online and autoloaded to the CharmCard. The CharmPass 7-Day Pass can be purchased directly from your smartphone on the CharmPass mobile transit fare app. Tip: If you purchase more than 4 Day Passes in one week, consider purchasing a Weekly Pass.
Monthly Pass, CharmPass 31-Day Pass, & CharmCard 31-Day Pass:
The Monthly Go Pass is valid for unlimited travel on any Local Service from the first day of the designated month until 3:00 AM the first day of the following month. The CharmCard and CharmPass 31-Day Pass is valid for unlimited travel on any Local Service for 31 consecutive days from first activation. The paper Monthly Go Pass is available for purchase approximately ten days each month from Ticket Vending Machines at Metro Subway stations and at Light Rail stops, at the MTA Transit Store, and at Pass Sales Outlets throughout the service area. CharmCard 31-Day Pass may also be purchased with a credit card online from the MTA Pass Store. The CharmPass 31-Day Pass can be purchased directly from your smartphone on the CharmPass mobile transit fare app.
The CharmCard 31 Day Pass may be loaded online, at all TVMs, the Transit Store and at a limited number of consignment vendors equipped with CPOS devices throughout the Baltimore area. When activated, the pass is valid for 31 consecutive days of unlimited travel.
Commuter Bus & MARC Train
Paper tickets and passes may be purchased from www.MTA.CommuterDirect.com. Commuter Bus 10-trip and monthly tickets are available at the new MARC ticket vending machines. Additionally, Commuter Bus riders may purchase one-way, and 31-day passes directly from their smartphone on the CharmPass mobile transit fare app. MARC Train riders may purchase one-way, 5-day, 7-day, and 31-day tickets and passes directly from their smartphone on the CharmPass mobile transit fare app.
CharmFlex 6-pack and 20-pack (Commuter Bus, MARC Train):
Available only on the CharmPass mobile transit fare app, the CharmFlex 6-pack and 20-pack fare options for Commuter Bus and MARC Train let you choose when to ride, for about 15% less than the cost of a day-pass. CharmFlex fares do not have to be used on consecutive days. Each pack consists of 6 or 10 one-way fares.