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If you're a senior citizen or a person with a disability, you can enjoy greater traveling freedom and lower fares. When you ride with NJ TRANSIT, you can save one-half or more of the regular one-way fare.

Who Can Use The Program?

Special rates are available for senior citizens 62 years of age* or older and people with disabilities. Personal assistants ride for free when proper identification is presented by the person with a disability. And you don't need to be a New Jersey resident to be eligible for the program.

* 65 years of age for travel to/from Metro-North stations.

Where is Reduced Fare in Effect?

You can ride on NJ TRANSIT buses, trains, and light rail vehicles at the reduced rate. Many private bus companies operating in the state also participate in the program.

When is Reduced Fare in Effect?

Senior citizens 62 and older and people with disabilities may take advantage of the reduced fare at any time on trains, buses, and light rail vehicles.

How To Ride For Less
Passengers with disabilities simply show your valid NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare ID or Medicare Card to the bus operator, light rail vehicle operator, or train conductor and present the appropriate fare. Senior citizens may be asked to present a valid ID to get the reduced fare.

Allowable IDs for senior citizens 62 and older now include any ID or document printed with your date of birth and issued by a government, social service, or mass transportation agency. For senior citizens 65 and older, this includes an NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare ID; Medicare Card; Driver's License; Passport; Birth Certificate; State-Issued Non-Driver's ID; County, Medicaid, or Military ID; MTA Reduced Fare Card; PATH Senior Fare Card; or PA Senior Citizen Transit ID or PACE Card. For senior citizens 62 to 64, valid ID includes an NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare Card; Driver's License; Passport; Birth Certificate; State-Issued Non-Driver's ID; or County, Medicaid, or Military ID.

On interstate private buses (most buses not marked NJ TRANSIT), you must also present a Reduced Fare Coupon each time you ride.

How To Apply for an NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare ID/Card
Senior citizens and people with disabilities who don't have a Medicare card may obtain a Reduced Fare ID/Card as follows:

  • Senior Citizens
    Click here for a printable version of an application in PDF format, then fill out and return completed form to:
    NJ TRANSIT
    Reduced Fare Program

    One Penn Plaza East, 5th Floor
    Newark, NJ 07105
    You may also fill out an application at most local banks, savings and loan associations, or county Offices on Aging. You must present a Social Security Card and proof of age (a birth certificate or a driver's license.) NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare Card/Reduced Fare ID applications are also available at the NJ TRANSIT Customer Service offices at Newark Penn Station, New York Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Or, you may obtain the application by writing or calling the NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare Office.


  • People with Disabilities
    Click here for a printable version of an application in PDF format (please view all five pages of the document), then have the application completed and returned to NJ TRANSIT by a physician or certifying agency, mailed to:
    NJ TRANSIT
    Reduced Fare Program

    One Penn Plaza East, 5th Floor
    Newark, NJ 07105
    If you're a person with a disability you may also obtain an application by writing or calling the NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare Office or by contacting an authorized state, county, or local agency serving people with disabilities and have the application completed and returned to NJ TRANSIT by a physician or certifying agency.

    If you require a personal assistant, this must be certified by the physician as well so that your Reduced Fare ID Card can be stamped accordingly. People with visual impairments can also contact the NJ Commission For The Blind and Visually Impaired.

Eligible applicants will receive an ID Card through the mail approximately four weeks after applying.

If You Lose Your Reduced Fare ID/Card
If you lose your ID Card or change your address contact the NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare Office.

To Obtain Reduced Fare Coupons for Use on Interstate Private Carrier Buses
Reduced Fare coupon booklets may be obtained at most local banks, savings and loan associations, or authorized state or county agencies. You must present a Medicare Card or a Reduced Fare/ID Card to obtain a booklet. Or you may write or call the NJ TRANSIT Reduced Fare Office.

Traveling to or from Metro-North Stations in New York

When traveling to or from a Metro-North station on the Port Jervis Line, Metro-North fare policies apply.  Metro-North reduced fares are offered to senior citizens age 65 and older, with proper identification.  For more information, call Metro-North at (212) 532-4900.

Please contact each bus company directly for specific information on any of its services.