New Jersey Transit

What kind of contactless payment devices can be used?

Any American Express® ExpressPay™, Discover® Zip, MasterCard® PayPass™, Visa® payWave® or Google® Wallet™ contactless credit/debit card or device, which allows for payment with a tap. Contactless devices can take the form of a typical-looking credit/debit card or a tag for your keychain, or the capability can be part of a specially equipped mobile phone. Specially marked readers where you can use eligible cards and devices are available on Bus Route Nos. 6, 43, 80, 81, 87, 120 and some 126 (near the fare box), as well as at the Newark AirTrain Station (AirTrain access). These contactless devices are also accepted at the Ticket Vending Machines and ticket windows in New York Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

What is Google Wallet?

Google Wallet is a mobile app that will make your Android smartphone your wallet. It stores virtual versions of your existing plastic cards on your phone, along with your coupons, and eventually, loyalty and gift cards.

Where can I pay using Google Wallet?

Currently, NJ TRANSIT accepts Google Wallet payments on NJ TRANSIT Bus Lines 6, 43, 80, 81, 87, 120 and some 126 (near the fare box), and at Newark AirTrain Station (AirTrain access). Google Wallet is also accepted at the Ticket Vending Machines and at ticket windows in New York Penn Station and at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

How do I use my Google Wallet?

For instructions on how to use your Google Wallet, go to the Google Wallet FAQ.

Technology and Security

Contactless payments provide more consumer control since the device doesn't need to ever leave your hands. That's one reason contactless payment devices, such as credit/debit cards, key fobs, watches and mobile phones are being used every day, all across the world.

Contactless payment devices feature an embedded computer chip and radio frequency antenna that are able to transmit high security payments wirelessly to a reader. Contactless payments are just as safe as traditional card purchases. They are processed through the same high security financial payment networks that process millions of magnetic stripe and chip card transactions today.

Keep in mind:

  • Special security technology is used on your payment device.
  • You are in control because your payment device never leaves your hands.
  • Your payment device must be extremely close to the payment reader for a purchase to be made.
  • Always know where your payment device is, and keep it in a safe place.