When riding with MWRTA, you may pay with exact fare on the buses or obtain a Charlie Card, a rechargeable card that you can use to fund trips with MWRTA. You may obtain Charlie Cards from the MWRTA office on route 135 in Framingham, the Treasurer's office at Framingham Town Hall, or the Town Clerk's office at Natick Town Hall. Value can be added to Charlie Cards on all MWRTA fixed route buses. When using a Charlie Card, your fare cost is reduced! See the fare charts below.
|Cash Rate||CharlieCard Rate|
|Students under the age of 18, or with current school ID||$1.00||N/A|
|Children under the age of six when accompanied by an adult||Free||N/A|
|Senior (65 years or older), with photo ID indicating date of birth / MWRTA Senior Pass||$0.75||$0.70|
|Individuals with disabilities with valid MWRTA Transportation Access Pass, MBTA Transportation Access Pass, or a Medicare Card.||$0.75||$0.70|
MWRTA uses the "flag down" system. This allows you to wave down a bus in transit anywhere along the route, as well as at noted stops. The bus will stop to pick you up, as long as it is safe to do so.
*Due to various unexpected conditions, traffic, weather, we recommend to arrive ten minutes before the scheduled stop time, and to wait at least ten minutes after the scheduled departure time.