You can use either coins or MetroCard – but not dollar bills – on Westchester Bee-Line buses. If you use coins, the bus fare is $2.75 including one transfer. With MetroCard, the reduced fare is still $1.35 per ride, but further discounts are available by using multi-trip cards and you have the convenience of not carrying exact change.
For disabled riders who take the express bus to New York City, the fare is now just $3.75, coins or MetroCard. Refer to the full fare schedule.
Q: Do I need a MetroCard to ride the Bee-Line bus?
A: No.You can continue to use coins with your Half-Fare ID card but not dollar bills. The cash fare is $2.75 for a ride and includes a free transfer.
Q: How do I get reduced fares?
A: When you get a Reduced-Fare MetroCard, you pay $1.35 a ride and get a free transfer to another Bee-Line local bus or to a NYC subway or bus. If you buy a multi-trip Metrocard, you get discounts.
Q: What is a Reduced-Fare MetroCard?
A: It is a photo ID card that is available to people with qualifying disabilities and can also be used to pay for rides at reduced rates.
Q: Why should I use MetroCard?
A: You won't need exact change. You'll get free transfers from Bee-Line buses to New York City subways or buses. Plus, you get more bonuses and discounts.
Q: How do I get bonuses?
A: If you put $5.50 or more on the “Pay-Per-Ride” Reduced-Fare MetroCard, you will receive an 11 percent bonus discount.
Q: How do I get other discounts?
A: The “Unlimited Rider" Reduced Fare MetroCard gives you any number of rides for a specific time period. You pay $15.50 for 7 days or $58.25 for 30 days. This is available only to holders with a personalized Reduced-fare MetroCard. For more information call (718) 330-1234 or visit the MTA.
Q: How do I get a Reduced-Fare MetroCard?
A: You need to get an application. You can call MetroCard at (800) METROCARD, the Bee-Line at (914) 813-7777 or visit MTA MetroCard online. If you apply by mail, the application must be notarized.
Q: Can I apply for a Reduced-Fare MetroCard in person?
A: Yes -- on a special MetroCard van which makes scheduled visits to Westchester locations. You will need to bring with you a completed application which must be signed by a physician or other appropriate licensed health care professional.