New Jersey Transit


Ticket Options

One-Way Tickets
One continuous trip between the stations on the ticket. One-way tickets are valid until used (no expiration) and are non-refundable.

Monthly Passes
Unlimited trips between two rail stations during a calendar month (valid until noon of the first business day of the following month). Can be purchased beginning at 5 p.m. on the 19th of the previous month, through the 10th day of the month for which the pass is valid. You can also sign up for QuikTik to receive your monthly pass by mail. Rail monthly passes can also be used on light rail or bus.

Weekly Passes
Unlimited trips between two rail stations from 12:01 a.m. Saturday through 6:00 a.m. on the following Saturday. On sale beginning Thursday and continuing through Tuesday. Rail weekly passes can also be used on light rail or bus.

Ten-Trip Tickets
Ten one-way trips that are valid until used.

Children's Fares
Children (ages 5-11) save at least 50 percent at all times. In addition, up to three kids 4 and under can ride free with a passenger paying any valid fare.

Family Supersaver Fares
On weekends and holidays, up to two kids (ages 5-11) can ride free with a passenger paying any valid fare. In effect from 7 p.m. Friday (or the day before a holiday) until 6 a.m. Monday (or the day after a holiday).

BusinessPass
Offered through your employer, NJ TRANSIT BusinessPass allows you to save even more on monthly rail, bus, and light rail passes by deducting a portion of the cost from your pre-tax salaries, thus increasing your take-home pay. Your monthly pass is mailed directly to your worksite. Learn more.

PatronPass
Businesses can buy one-way tickets in bulk. Learn more.

Student Monthly Passes
Students who attend post-secondary schools that participate in our University Partnership Program may purchase monthly student passes online and save 25-percent off regular monthly pass fares. Learn more.

Reduced Fare Program for Senior Citizens and Customers with Disabilities
Senior Citizens (62 and older) and customers with disabilities can travel on NJ TRANSIT trains, buses, and light rail vehicles at a reduced fare of half the regular one-way fare or less at all times. Learn more.

Military Personnel and Their Dependents
All military personnel and their dependents will be permitted to purchase transportation at the senior citizen/passengers with disabilities reduced fare rate upon showing their military or military dependent ID card. The following military personnel are entitled to this fare: Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or Retired for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.

Eligible passengers may ride at reduced fare rates on any NJ Transit bus, rail or light rail service at all times, without restriction, upon presentation of authorized identification.

Where to Buy

Ticket Offices and Vending Machines
To determine the ticket purchase options available at your station, please select it from the list:  

MyTix℠
NJ TRANSIT MyTix℠ provides customers the convenience of buying and displaying rail tickets and passes securely from a mobile device. The free app is available from the App Store℠ and Google Play™. After installing the app, create an account to begin purchasing tickets and passes.

Ticket Purchases On-Board Trains
You can purchase tickets aboard the train without penalty only if there is no ticket agent or ticket vending machine available (A $5 surcharge is applied to tickets purchased aboard trains if a ticket agent or ticket vending machine is available at time of boarding). Customers with disabilities may purchase tickets aboard any train without penalty. Conductors cannot accept bills larger than $20.

Payment

Credit cards, debit cards and cash are accepted for payment at all NJ TRANSIT ticket offices and ticket vending machines.

If you would like to pay with a personal check, transit benefits check, or corporate check, please go to an NJ TRANSIT ticket window and note the following policies:

  • Personal Checks
    • Two forms of identification are required, one with the customer's signature and one with the customer's photograph. Acceptable forms of identification include a driver's license, non-driver's ID issued by a state Department of Transportation, photo ID, passport, or major credit card such as VISA, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, or American Express.
    • Checks must be written for the exact amount of the purchase, for a minimum of $25, and payable to NJ TRANSIT.
    • A customer may purchase by check a maximum of two monthly passes per "travel" month. For example, if you buy two February monthly passes on January 27, you cannot purchase with a personal check any additional passes valid for travel in February.
    • Checks must be drawn on a bank/financial institution incorporated in the United States.
    • The date of the check must be the same as or prior to the date when the ticket or pass is issued.
    • Checks must be imprinted with the name of the bank and the customer's name and account number. The customer's address must be imprinted or hand-printed on the check. Please include a telephone number.
    • Starter checks and checks payable to a second party will not be accepted.
    • Checks will not be accepted from customers who are on the current NJ TRANSIT Dishonored Check List. A $10 service fee will be charged to customers for dishonored checks.

  • Transit Benefits Checks
    (TransitCheks, and Commuter, TranBen, and Wageworks Checks)

    • Transit benefits checks are accepted for purchasing tickets (including bus student tickets) and passes (including rail student monthly passes) at ticket windows and by the Quik-Tik/Mail-Tik/Mail-Fare programs.
    • Up to 12 transit benefits checks may be accepted toward the purchase of one or more ticket/pass.
    • Transit benefits checks may not be redeemed for cash, and no change will be given.
    • The validity date must be verified before acceptance.
    • A customer has the option of paying for a ticket or pass with a transit benefits check in combination with cash, a personal or corporate check or a credit or debit card. A personal or corporate check must be written for a minimum of $25, and is subject to NJ TRANSIT's personal/corporate check requirements.

  • Commuter Benefit Cards
    (Including, but not limited to, eTRAC, WageWorks, FlexDirect, Commuter Check, and TransitChek QuickPay cards)

    • Commuter benefit cards may be used to purchase tickets and passes at all rail ticket windows, bus ticket windows that are designated as accepting credit/debit cards, and all ticket vending machines. The Quik-Tik/Mail-Fare/Mail-Tik programs also accept commuter benefit cards.
    • For sales at ticket windows equipped with Ticket Office Machines (TOMs), customers are permitted to combine use of a commuter benefit card with cash, a personal or corporate check, a transit benefits check, or a credit or debit card.
    • A personal or corporate check must be written for a minimum of $25 and is subject to NJ TRANSIT's personal/corporate check requirements.
    • Ticket agents/customers will process payment with the commuter benefit card following the same procedures currently used for credit or debit card processing, depending on whether the card is used as a credit or debit card.
    • Customers obtain commuter benefit cards from their employers. Some of the commuter benefit cards are not printed with the VISA or MasterCard logo but will still be accepted for purchasing tickets following the same procedures currently used for credit or debit card processing, depending on whether the card is used as a credit or debit card.
    • No change will be given.

  • Checks Issued By Corporations, Non-Profit Organizations, Schools, and Government Agencies
    • In advance of purchases at ticket windows, organizations issuing a check must write a letter on their letterhead paper to NJ TRANSIT identifying the following:
      • The organization's name, address, and telephone number.
      • The individual(s) whose signature will be on the check. A facsimile of the signature must accompany the letter.
      • Purchase location.

      This letter must be submitted to NJ TRANSIT in advance of the ticket purchase to allow sufficient time for verification of the letter with the issuing organization. Letters should be sent to the following address:

      Manager, Cash Management
      NJ TRANSIT
      180 Boyden Avenue
      Maplewood, New Jersey 07040-2494

    • Checks must be written for the exact amount of the purchase, for a minimum of $25, and payable to NJ TRANSIT.
    • Checks must be drawn on a bank/financial institution incorporated in the United States.
    • The date of the check must be the same as or prior to the date when the ticket or pass is issued.
    • Checks must be imprinted with the name of the bank and the organization's name, address, and account number.
    • Starter checks and checks payable to a second party will not be accepted.
    • Checks will be accepted only if companies are listed on NJ TRANSIT's approved corporate/agency list.

  • Checks Issued for Group Tickets
    • Groups having reservations for NJ TRANSIT rail transportation that wish to purchase their tickets with their affiliation's check must receive authorization from NJ TRANSIT prior to the actual purchase at a rail station and may do so by sending a letter on the group's letterhead paper to the Manager of Cash Management, 180 Boyden Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040-2494.

      The letter must identify the following:

      • The organization's name, address, and telephone number.
      • The individual(s) whose signature will be on the check. A facsimile of the signature must accompany the letter.
      • Purchase location.

      This letter must be submitted to NJ TRANSIT in advance of the ticket purchase to allow sufficient time for verification of the letter with the issuing organization.

    • If a personal check is used to purchase group tickets, the customer must follow requirements listed in NJ TRANSIT's Personal Check Policy.
Fares
Fares depend upon many factors (distance traveled, type of ticket purchased, type of transportation utilized, date and/or time of day traveled etc...)

For specific trip fares check the schedule and specific route information.

NJ TRANSIT offers reduced fares for senior citizens and people with disabilities.
Travel Flexibility

Monthly Passes: If you have a monthly rail pass valued at $54 or more, you can use it on any NJ TRANSIT light rail line or buses up to the number of zones indicated on the pass. Simply show your valid rail pass to the bus operator or light rail fare inspector.

How many zones can I ride? Any monthly rail pass valued at $54 or more can be used on River Line, Newark Light Rail or Hudson-Bergen Light Rail during the period it is valid. For bus travel, the number of zones you can ride is printed on the pass, based on its value.

Monthly passes to/from Metro-North stations valued at $54 and higher are valid for one zone of bus or light rail travel. For NJ TRANSIT monthly passes, please see the chart below:

MonthlyPass Value Bus Zone Equivalency

$54-$105
$106-$138
$139-$155
$156-$182
$183-$215
$216-$232
$233-$244
$245-$258
$259-$283
$284-$298
$299-$323
$324-$348
$349-$361
$362-$385
$386-$413
$414-$439
$440-$457
$458+
1 zone
2 zones
3 zones
4 zones
5 zones
6 zones
7 zones
8 zones
9 zones
10 zones
11 zones
12 zones
13 zones
14 zones
15 zones
16 zones
17 zones
18 zones

Weekly Passes: All weekly rail passes valued at $16.50 or more are valid for one-zone bus trips and may be used on any light rail line.

Via Secaucus Tickets: One way, off-peak roundtrip and 10-trip rail tickets for travel "via Secaucus" between Hoboken Division (Morris & Essex or Montclair-Boonton lines) and Newark Division (Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line or Raritan Valley Line) stations may be used on Newark Light Rail for connections between Newark Broad Street and Newark Penn stations only at no additional cost. These tickets may not be used on other light rail lines or on buses.

Northeast Corridor Line
NJ TRANSIT rail tickets and passes are not accepted on Amtrak trains. Thank you for your cooperation.

Atlantic City Rail Line
Customers may use Atlantic City Rail Line one-way tickets and weekly or monthly passes on the following bus lines:

BusRoute No.
551All Atlantic City Rail Line tickets and weekly/monthly passes, with Atlantic City and Philadelphia printed on the ticket or pass, are honored at all times between the Atlantic City Municipal Bus Terminal and Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal only, and not to/from intermediate points.
554All Atlantic City Rail Line tickets and weekly/monthly passes are honored at all times when traveling between the origin and destination printed on the rail ticket or pass. Passengers must board/deboard at the NJ TRANSIT Atlantic City Bus Terminal, within one block of the Absecon, Egg Harbor City, and Hammonton rail station, or directly in front of the Lindenwold rail station.

Refunds

NJ TRANSIT does not issue refunds for one-way or round-trip tickets. Ticket agents/sellers will refund 10-trip tickets only if a complete set of ten wholly unused tickets is presented. A maximum of one set will be refunded at any one time. Ticket agents/sellers will refund 10-trip tickets in cash if the conditions listed below are met:

  • Tickets were purchased with cash.
  • Tickets were sold by an NJ TRANSIT ticket agent/seller or issued by an NJ TRANSIT ticket vending machine. Bus tickets sold by a commissioned ticket agent must be presented for refund at the location where originally purchased.

Ticket sellers will complete a "Refund/Exchange" form for each refund and request identification from the applicant to verify his/her name and record the type of identification accepted on the Refund/Exchange form. Acceptable forms of identification are your driver's license, state-issued non-driver's ID, government photo ID, a major credit card or a passport.

All other refund requests must be sent to the applicable address as follows:
Rail Refund Dept.
NJ TRANSIT
One Penn Plaza East
Newark, NJ 07105-2246

For mail refund requests, the following will apply:

  • 10-Trip Tickets will be refunded at the purchase price as long as all individual parts of all the trips are submitted and have not been punched.
  • Monthly or Weekly Passes
    The date of the refund request will be deemed to be the postmark date on the envelope used to request the refund.
    1. Monthly or weekly passes submitted before the start of their validity period will be refunded at the purchase price.
    2. Monthly or weekly passes submitted after the start of their validity period will have two full one-way fares deducted from the purchase price for each business day from the start of the validity period to the date of the refund request.
  • Refund checks will be mailed to customers within six weeks from the day that the Refund Department receives the request.
  • For credit card sales, refunds will be issued as credits to customer credit card accounts wherever possible. For debit card sales, refunds will be issued in the form of an NJ TRANSIT check.
  • Courtesy tickets will not be refunded and may not be used as a credit toward the purchase of a ticket.
  • One-way fares will not be refunded if purchased and used because passengers did not have their weekly or monthly passes with them at the time of travel.