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.


OMNY fares cannot be recognized as valid transfers on the Bee-Line system. All Bee-Line passengers who regularly transfer to/from New York City Transit buses and subways should continue to use MetroCard until OMNY is officially introduced on the Bee-Line Bus System. Please visit our OMNY page for more information on this tap and go fare payment system.

MetroCard FAQs  

Q: Do I need a MetroCard to ride the Bee-Line bus?
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?
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?
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 discounts. 

Q: How do I get discounts?
The “Unlimited Rider" Reduced Fare MetroCard gives you any number of rides for a specific time period. For example, seniors pay $16.50 for 7 days or $63.50 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?
Yes, with 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.