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How OMNY works

What is OMNY?

OMNY is the contactless fare payment system for public transportation in the New York region. You don't have to sign up or download an app to use OMNY — simply use your contactless credit or debit card, smartphone, or wearable device to tap and go.

OMNY will eventually combine fare payments and ticketing across subways, buses, paratransit, and commuter rail. As we work toward a full rollout in 2023, you can still use MetroCard, eTix, and other existing fare payment options, giving you the flexibility to choose when OMNY is right for you.

How to use OMNY

To pay your fare at subway turnstiles, AutoGates, and onboard buses (including Select Bus Service buses), simply tap your own contactless credit or debit card, smart device, or OMNY card on the OMNY reader. Use the same card or device for both legs of your trip to get a free transfer.

The screen will instantly confirm if the tap was successful, sending you on your way quickly and easily.

Need help setting up a digital wallet so you can tap with a smart device? Learn more in our guide to contactless payments

OMNY and fares

OMNY currently supports a full-fare, pay-per-ride option, with Reduced-Fare coming soon.

We’ve also introduced a new weekly fare cap, which lets you cash in on your taps with OMNY. Take 12 paid trips in a week on the same device or card starting Monday, and ride free through Sunday, every week, automatically. Learn more about the new weekly fare cap

Additional fare options will be available during future phases of the OMNY rollout, including railroad ticketing, student fares, special programs, and more.

Where can I use OMNY?

OMNY is currently available at all 472 subway stations, as well as onboard all MTA buses.

In the coming months, we plan to support expanded fare options across subway, bus, paratransit, and commuter rail. We will continue to expand OMNY card availability to additional retail locations throughout the region, install new vending machines throughout the system, and more, as the system rollout continues.