PATH Fares

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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. Please refer to the chart below to learn more about your other fare options.

Fare Option Price Price Per Ride
1-Trip SmartLink* /PATH SingleRide Ticket** /
Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard***
$2.75 $2.75
PATH 2-Trip MetroCard**** $5.50 $2.75
10-Trip - SmartLink $21.00 $2.10
20-Trip - SmartLink $42.00 $2.10
40-Trip - SmartLink $84.00 $2.10
Senior SmartLink Card - for riders 65 years or older $1.00 $1.00
SmartLink 1-Day Pass - unlimited***** for 1 day $8.25 N/A 
SmartLink 7-Day Pass - unlimited***** for 7 days $29.00 N/A
SmartLink 30-Day Pass - unlimited***** for 30 days $89.00 N/A

*

SmartLink Card users may purchase a $2.75 1-Trip product with cash, debit/credit card, or transit benefits prepaid card from any PATH vending machine.

**

The PATH SingleRide Ticket costs $2.75 and may be purchased with cash, debit/credit card, or transit benefits prepaid card from large vending machines in any PATH station. The PATH SingleRide Ticket is valid for two hours from time of purchase.

***

A Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard may be purchased with cash, debit/credit card, or transit benefits prepaid card from any PATH or New York City Transit vending machine. The $2.75 PATH fare is deducted with each use of a Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard with dollar value on it. 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. Click here for additional information about the MetroCard $1.00 New Card Fee. EasyPay MetroCards are not available for use on PATH.

****

The PATH 2-Trip MetroCard may be purchased with cash only from dispensers at all New Jersey stations, as well as from dispensers at World Trade Center, 33rd St, 9th St, Christopher St, and downtown 14th St and 23rd St stations in New York. This card is non-refillable. One trip is deducted from the card with each use and is only valid for use on PATH.

*****

SmartLink unlimited passes can be used only once at the same station within an 18-minute period. An unlimited pass can only be used by the original purchaser; use by another individual is prohibited.

One-Way Fares

  • The full one-way fare is $2.75. Children ages 5 and under ride PATH free.

    SmartLink is the primary fare card of the PATH system. PATH also accepts the PATH SingleRide Ticket and Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard.
  • Seniors (65 and older), the one-way fare is $1, payable with the PATH Senior SmartLink Card.

Discounts

  • A discounted fare of $2.10 is available to all SmartLink customers who purchase a 10-, 20- or 40-Trip product. Savings are also provided to SmartLink customers purchasing 1-, 7-, or 30-Day Unlimited Passes.
  • Seniors age 65 and over may apply for the Senior SmartLink Card.

Group Sales

  • Groups traveling on PATH may purchase SmartLink tickets directly by contacting the SmartLink Center at 1-800-234-PATH (7284), Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed major holidays).
  • A minimum order of $1,000 is required.
  • There are no discounts for group sales. SmartLink tickets are already discounted when purchasing 10 trips or more.
  • Please provide a minimum of five (5) business days to process your order.
  • A prepaid shipping label is required for group tickets being mailed.

PATH Vending Machines

  • Large PATH vending machines allow customers to add trips to their SmartLink and Senior SmartLink cards, and also sell the PATH SingleRide Ticket and the Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard. These machines accept cash, debit/credit cards, and transit benefits prepaid cards.
  • While small PATH vending machines conduct most of the same transactions as the large PATH vending machines, they do not sell the PATH SingleRide Ticket. These machines only accept debit/credit cards and transit benefits prepaid cards.

PATH Turnstiles

  • PATH turnstiles do NOT accept cash, the MTA SingleRide Ticket, the MTA Reduced-Fare MetroCard or EasyPayXpress MetroCard.
  • Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard holders may use their card for up to four people at any one time within an 18-minute period.
  • The PATH SingleRide Ticket is valid for two hours from time of purchase.
  • Should you lose your MetroCard in the turnstile feeder, contact the station's Passenger Information Agent immediately or pick up the Passenger Assistance Phone to provide relevant information on the station, turnstile number and time of day.

Suspension of Service

Passengers who have paid their fare but have not been able to travel on PATH because of suspension of service are entitled to a trip reimbursement. Please use the Passenger Assistance Phone at the station or call the PATH Information Center at 800 234-PATH (7284). Reimbursement does not apply to SmartLink customers who paid with an unlimited ride pass.

Fare Evasion Warning

Warning: Fare evasion is punishable under the laws of New York and New Jersey. Offenders are subject to summons or arrest.

Fare Card Terms & Conditions

  • The PATH SingleRide Ticket is valid for 2 hours from the time of purchase.
  • PATH does not refund trips on unregistered SmartLink Cards. If you choose to use our free registration service for your SmartLink Card and your Card is lost, stolen or damaged, you are eligible for replacement of the trips/days remaining on the Card at the time of notification to the SmartLink Center. You may notify the SmartLink Customer Service Center by using the Replacement Card feature in your Web Account or by calling the SmartLink Customer Service Center at 800 234-PATH (7284) and select the option for SmartLink. A $5 card replacement fee will apply. 
    Note: All Senior SmartLink Cards are automatically registered with PATH.
  • MetroCard is valid until the expiration date on the back of the card. To address problems with your MetroCard, visit the New York City Transit MetroCard website - or call 800 234-PATH (7284) to speak with a Customer Service Representative. Should you lose your MetroCard in the turnstile feeder, contact the station's Passenger Information Agent immediately or pick up the Passenger Assistance Phone to provide relevant information on the station, turnstile number and time of day.

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