Can I pay for another person with my Metrocard?
Yes. Their fare will be charged as a full cash fare ($4.20 Adult, $2.40 Child fare in Zone 1), so it is cheaper for each person to have their own Metrocard. This cash fare will provide only one free transfer within 2 hours.
Do I need an online account for my Metrocard?
No, you don't need an online account to have a Metrocard, but we do recommend setting up an online account allows you to easily check your balance and top-up online.
What are the Terms and Conditions for using a Metrocard?
Why is my online top-up labelled 'pending'?
Online top-ups are generally available to use on your bus or ferry within one hour, however in some cases there can be delays. We recommend topping up before your balance runs out or the day before your next trip.
Please note that the amount you have just topped-up will continue to be flagged as ‘Pending’ in your Metrocard account until you next swipe your Metrocard.
What information do I need to provide to get a Metrocard?
You’ll need to provide a copy of your identification with your name and date of birth if you apply online or can present it in person if you’re applying at an agency.
You can use a driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, Cando Card, or school identification card. We do not accept postal applications. See more about how to buy a Metrocard here.
How much does a Metrocard cost?
The cost of a Metrocard is $5. You will need to load a minimum $10 to activate your card.