We’re always looking for ways to provide a hassle-free, enjoyable travel experience at the best value for our riders. That’s why we’re updating our fare structure for Boston service on Sept. 1. We’ll drop a few niche discounts so we can offer a fairer fare to all of our riders!
We’ve dropped prices on almost all one-way fares to Boston’s South Station and Boston’s Logan International Airport. And we’ve added a same-day, round-trip discount that lets you return from Logan for just $2 more than the one-way fare.
To make our Boston bus service even more family-friendly, we’ve also expanded our Kids Ride Free program to let any child 18 or younger travel for free with a ticketed adult on one-way trips to South Station and Logan!
What Does a Fairer Fare Mean for You?
Our fairer fares adjust pricing so a ticket costs you the same amount whether you travel one way or round trip. It’s the first time in five years we’ve made changes to many fares. You can view our new fairer fare structure here.
The changes only affect service between the Greater Seacoast Area and Boston’s South Station and Boston Logan International Airport. New York fares are unchanged. These updates help us continue to provide high-quality service and make new additions to your riding experience.
Fare Reductions & Same-Day, Round-Trip Deal
Heading to Boston to pick up a loved one? Catching a red-eye from Logan and returning within 24 hours? Our new low rates for all same-day round trips to Logan International Airport mean you’d pay just $2 more than a one-way fare for a same-day return trip. Not a bad deal, eh? We are also offering a same-day, round-trip special rate for travel to South Station.
All one-way fares have decreased by $1 (except Newburyport to South Station, which remains $16.) Same-day round-trip ticket prices to Logan have dropped by up to $6! That means two business colleagues heading from Portsmouth to South Station and back in the same day cost the company just $50, total! You could easily pay that much in parking and gas even if you carpooled. (And we bet there’s no free Wi-Fi in your car.)
Bring the Kids!
A child 18 years-old or younger can ride free on one-way trips with an adult who pays full price! And children 18 years or younger ride for just $5 when traveling with an adult on a same-day, round-trip ticket to South Station. (Up to two children per ticketed adult.) That means a family of four traveling from Portsmouth to South Station and back in the same day pays just $60. And you get safe, free parking.
Monthly Pass Fare Up Just $16
Monthly passes for travel to South Station and Logan are still the best value going for regular Boston commuters. To adjust for operational costs, we’ve increased the fare by just $16 per month so passes now range from $327 to $332. This update allows us to cover normal operational cost increases. This modest 5% increase is the first time we’ve adjusted pricing on the commuter pass in more than two years.
More Flexibility For Frequent Travelers
Many of our riders’ work schedules have evolved. Sometimes you need to be in the office. But sometimes you can stay home and work in your pajamas, right? To offer greater flexibility, C&J is now offering a six-ride pass to replace the old 10-trip commuter pass. New six-ride passes to South Station from Portsmouth are $66. You’ll still have 21 days to use your pass and if you need a monthly pass, we still offer them!
Cutting Some Niche Discounts
To provide fairer fares, we’ve eliminated some discounts we’d provided to niche groups in the past such as military, seniors, and students. We’ve also eliminated round-trip discounts, except for same-day round-trips. We value and appreciate all of our riders. By eliminating niche discounts to reduce prices overall, we’re able to offer more value for all of our riders.
Here’s What’s NOT Changing
- Monthly pass holders will still be able to use passes for either South Station or Logan.
- Same-day, round-trip tickets must be purchased at point of departure (not online).
- Airline industry personnel must purchase tickets on the day of travel.
Overall, we hope these changes bring value to as many of our riders as possible and that we’ll alleviate any confusions about fares.
Yes, of course we understand that change can always bring adjustments for our riders, and we encourage anyone with questions to contact us at [email protected] or check out our FAQs on our new fairer fare structure. Thank you for riding with us!