PLEASE NOTE: As of January 31, 2016, PATH discontinued the sale of the SmartLink Gray Card. If you purchased a SmartLink Gray Card prior to this date, it will continue to be accepted at PATH turnstiles until all trips are used, or until the expiration date printed on the back of the card, whichever comes first. Click here to learn more about your other fare options.
The regular SmartLink Card is a refillable, durable, plastic PATH fare card. It has an embedded computer chip that keeps track of the number of available prepaid trips, as well as the number of trips remaining on an unlimited pass. The SmartLink Card is intended for long-term use and products loaded onto the card do not expire.
SmartLink Gray was a non-refillable paper version of our plastic SmartLink Card. SmartLink Gray did not offer the many electronic features of the regular SmartLink Card, such as balance protection, online account management, or online purchases.
No. The SmartLink Gray Card Elimination only applied to the paper, non-refillable, Limited-Use SmartLink Gray Cards. The plastic SmartLink Cards do not need to be replaced.
Yes. Your Limited-Use SmartLink Gray Card will continue to be accepted at PATH turnstiles until all trips are used, or until the expiration date printed on the back of the card, whichever comes first. Sales of the Limited-Use SmartLink Gray Card, however, ended on January 31, 2016.
No, you may not transfer balances from one card to another. The Limited-Use SmartLink Gray Card is valid until all trips are used, or until the expiration date printed on the back of the card, whichever comes first.
No, you may not use the paper voucher to add products to the green SmartLink Card. You must use a debit/prepaid transit benefits card to add products to your new SmartLink Card online via the one-time replenishment feature or at a station vending machine, or sign up for a monthly electronic direct product load with your Commuter Benefit Provider.
Additionally, Commuter Benefits Prepaid Debit cards cannot be used to set up Automatic Replenishment for SmartLink Cards. This is due to the fact that your Commuter Benefits Prepaid Debit Card might not be funded in time for you to receive your PATH product load onto your SmartLink Card. However, PATH is working on a resolution to allow automatic replenishment with Commuter Benefits Prepaid Debit Cards in the future.
Yes, in addition to the SmartLink Card, the following fare options are available:
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