Effective March 3, 2013, a $1.00 fee will be charged for each new MetroCard purchased at a MetroCard Vending Machine (including those at PATH stations) or station booth, or commuter rail station. The PATH 2-Trip MetroCard, sold from blue dispensers at all New Jersey stations, as well as from blue dispensers at World Trade Center, 33 St, 9 St, Christopher St, and downtown 14 St and 23 St stations in New York, is not subject to this fee. Click here for additional information about the MetroCard $1.00 New Card Fee.
PATH accepts MetroCards that have a Pay-Per-Ride value on them. The MTA allows MetroCards to hold both Unlimited Passes and Pay-Per-Ride values on the same card. (Click here to learn more.) As long as your MetroCard has sufficient Pay-Per-Ride value on it to pay the PATH fare, it can be used on PATH. PATH does not accept any EasyPayExpress MetroCard.
MetroCard may be purchased from any PATH vending machine as well as from any New York City Transit vending machine. The current full fare is deducted each time the MetroCard is used at a PATH turnstile. MetroCard can be used for the payment of up to four fares during any 18-minute period. Click here for additional MetroCard information, including MetroCard terms and conditions.