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Paying Your Fare

SBS is faster and more reliable in part because of off-board fare payment. Before boarding the bus, riders pay their fares on the sidewalk at a SBS station stop using their MetroCard or coin machines. When the bus comes, riders can enter or exit through any of the three doors, holding on to their receipt as proof of payment. Learn more about SBS fare payment from the MTA

sidewalk coin machine
sidewalk MetroCard machine

Paying your fare

  • pay at sidewalk MetroCard or coin machines before boarding the bus
  • take your receipt
  • enter through any of the three doors

Paying your fare at the MetroCard machine

  1. push the Start button
  2. insert your MetroCard (all MetroCards are accepted)
  3. take your receipt and keep it during your ride

Paying your fare at the coin machine

  1. insert coin fare
  2. take your receipt and keep it during your ride

Video Guide to Riding SBS