You can use either coins or a MetroCard – but not dollar bills – on Westchester Bee-Line buses. If you use coins, the bus fare is $1.35 including one transfer. With a MetroCard, seniors pay the reduced fare of $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 seniors who take the BxM4C express bus to New York City during non-peak hours, the fare is 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 $1.35 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 seniors 65 or older 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 other Bee-Line buses, 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 get an 11 percent 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. For example, seniors 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 (718) 330-1234, the Bee-Line HOTLINE 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 proof of age and a photo ID.