While a number of retail locations and transportation stations sell bus passes, known as CharlieCards or Charlie Tickets, in the Boston area, student CharlieCards and CharlieTickets are only available from participating middle schools and high schools. Students and parents should speak with a school administrator for details about discounted Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority ride discounts and passes for students.
Student MBTA tickets are only available to middle school and high school students. Students may choose a monthly, Monday through Friday “T” pass and ride the “T” for 50 percent off the standard price of regular fares. Student “T” passes also provide students with unlimited bus, express bus, subway and commuter rail zone 1A, 1 and 2 travel on school days.
As of 2015, students must enroll for a student pass in August, before the school year commences. Student passes are only effective during the current academic school year, or from September to June. To find full MBTA terms and conditions for student pass programs, visit the official MBTA website. All children under the age of 12, including students, ride MBTA transportation free when a paying adult accompanies them. There is no identification requirement for free travel for accompanied children under 12 years of age.