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TICKETS AND FARES

Ticket Types to Best Suit Your Travel Needs

One-way Tickets

Good for 90 days, one-way tickets are sold at Union Station in New Haven, Old Saybrook, and New London, at the train stations and on board all Shore Line East trains.

Ten-trip Tickets

Good for 180 days, the ten-trip ticket allows commuters to take the train as their schedule permits. They are sold at Union Station in New Haven, Old Saybrook, and New London train stations. Tickets are also available by phone: 1-877-CTrides (1-877-287-4337).

Monthly Tickets

Shore Line East offers commuters four monthly ticket options:

  • Monthly Plus - includes Shore Line East and Commuter Connection connecting bus service in New Haven
  • Monthly Ticket - does not include New Haven Commuter Connection bus service
  • UniRail Ticket - a discounted combined Shore Line East/Metro-North monthly ticket that costs less than purchasing individual Shore Line East and New Haven Line (Metro-North) monthly tickets
  • Monthly Student - Discounted calendar month tickets for students traveling to and from primary or secondary school. Student must be 18 years old or younger. Proof of age and Student School Identification Card required. (School Monthly Ticket not valid for College Students)

Monthly and Monthly Plus tickets are sold at Union Station in New Haven, Old Saybrook, and New London train stations, by mail or by phone at 1-877-CTrides (1-877-287-4337). UniRail monthly tickets are available at Union Station in New Haven, or any New Haven Line Station, and by mail. The Monthly Plus Bus ticket is honored for travel on all CTtransit New Haven Division bus routes.

Please note tickets are non-transferable.

Shore Line East Connecting Passengers

Passengers who transfer from a Metro North train to Shore Line East may purchase combined tickets from Metro North ticket machines and ticket windows before boarding the train.

For Metro-North New Haven Line fares, click here.

Shore Line East offers a variety of ticket types and fares to make your commute easier.

Shore Line East Fares (Effective January 1, 2015)

To/From New HavenOne-WayTen-TripMonthlyMonthly Plus Bus

Senior/Disabled
One-Way

Senior/Disabled
Ten-Trip
School Monthly
Branford $3.25 $29.25 $61.00 $70.50 $1.50 $15.00 $41.00
Guilford $4.25 $38.25 $83.00 $92.50 $2.00 $20.00 $55.75
Madison $4.75 $42.75 $97.00 $106.50 $2.25 $22.50 $65.25
Clinton $5.25 $47.25 $112.00 $121.50 $2.50 $25.00 $75.00
Westbrook $6.00 $54.00 $128.00 $137.50 $3.00 $30.00 $85.50
Old Saybrook $6.75 $60.75 $141.00 $150.50 $3.25 $32.50 $94.50
New London $9.75 $87.75 $204.00 $213.50 $4.75 $47.50 $135.00

 

Intermediate TravelOne-WayTen-TripMonthlyMonthly Plus BusSenior/Disabled
One-Way
Senior/Disabled
Ten-Trip
School Monthly
Between any TWO stations within ONE Zone:
Within ZONE 2: Branford, Guilford and Madison – OR – within ZONE 3: Clinton, Westbrook, and Old Saybrook
  $3.25 $29.25 $67.00 $76.50 $1.50 $15.00 $44.75
Between Zone 2 and Zone 3 –  OR – between Zone 3 and Zone 4:
Between ZONE 2: Branford, Guilford and Madison – AND – ZONE 3: Clinton, Westbrook, and Old Saybrook
Between ZONE 3: Clinton, Westbrook, and Old Saybrook – AND – Zone 4: New London
  $4.25 $38.25 $88.00 $97.50 $2.00 $20.00 $58.75
Between ZONE 2 and ZONE 4:
Within ZONE 2: Branford, Guilford and Madison – AND – Zone 4: New London
  $6.75 $60.75 $140.00 $149.50 $3.25 $32.50 $94.00

 


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UniRail Ticket

If you live east of New Haven and work west of New Haven, it makes even more sense than ever to commute by train. Our combination Shore Line East/Metro-North UniRail Ticket saves you up to $51 a month. And, with no traffic, weather, car or parking problems and expenses, it's a great transportation bargain.

UniRail tickets are available at Union Station in New Haven, at any New Haven Line ticket window, and through Metro-North's Mail&Ride program. For further information on the Mail & Ride program, contact Metro-North at 1 (212) 532-4900.

Amtrak Cross-Honoring

Amtrak now cross-honors Shore Line East (SLE) tickets on SELECT Amtrak trains. A valid SLE Monthly, UniRail, Ten-Trip or Weekly ticket must be presented to ride these select Amtrak trains.

Passengers without one of the valid multi-ride tickets will be charged the Amtrak full one-way fare. Please note that Amtrak trains do not stop at all SLE stations.

Persons with Disabilities and Medicare Card Recipients

Shore Line East offers a reduced fare for seniors (65 years and older), persons with disabilities (12 years and older) and Medicare Card recipients. The reduced fare is 50% off one-way fares on all Shore Line East trains except weekday morning peak trains. Reduced fare tickets are available on-board SLE trains and at Union Station in New Haven, Old Saybrook, and New London Amtrak ticket windows.

Personal Care Attendants (PCAs - people employed to assist individuals with disabilities) are eligible to ride the commuter railroads free when accompanying a passenger with a disability. Where required, the PCA must carry identification which shows that he or she is employed by an agency that provides services to people with disabilities.

Proper identification is required to receive the reduced fare.

Children

Up to four children ages 11 and under may travel for free with a Shore Line East fare paying adult weekdays and weekends. Additional children will be charged the adult fare. Shore Line East "Child Fare Policy" does not apply to Amtrak Cross-Honoring options.

If you're continuing your trip on a Metro-North New Haven Line train, for up to four children ages 5-11 traveling with a paying adult, the fare is $1 each. Any additional children ages 5-11 will be charged half the adult fare. Children under 5 years of age travel free.