TICKETS AND FARES

Ticket Types to Best Suit Your Travel Needs

EFFECTIVE MARCH 20, 2020As part of the state's effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, CTrail Shore Line East is temporarily suspending the collection of cash on board trains. Please purchase your train ticket whenever possible prior to boarding the train. The CTrail eTix app is available for Apple and Android devices, and CTrail Ticket Vending Machines are available at New Haven Union Station. One-way tickets are also sold at New Haven Union Station, Old Saybrook, and New London.

 

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

1 Select start and end stops:

Stations

New London
Old Saybrook
Westbrook
Clinton
Madison
Guilford
Branford
New Haven State Street
New Haven Union Station
West Haven *
Bridgeport *
South Norwalk *
Stamford *
Grand Central *

* Metro North Trains

2 Your fare will be:

Type of Ticket

One-Way
Ten-Trip
Monthly
Monthly Plus Bus
School Monthly

For complete CTrail Shore Line East fare options please visit shorelineeast.com. For complete Metro-North fare options please visit web.mta.info.

Senior Citizen or Disabled ‡
Off-peak


CTrail Shore Line East Fares (Effective January 1, 2018)

To/From New Haven

Branford

One-Way:

$3.25

Ten-Trip:

$29.25

Monthly:

$68.25

Monthly Plus Bus:

$78.25

Senior/Disabled One-Way:

$1.50

Senior/Disabled Ten-Trip:

$15.00

School Monthly:

$45.75

 

Guilford

One-Way:

$4.25

Ten-Trip:

$38.25

Monthly:

$89.25

Monthly Plus Bus:

$99.25

Senior/Disabled One-Way:

$2.00

Senior/Disabled Ten-Trip:

$20.00

School Monthly:

$59.75

 

Madison

One-Way:

$5.00

Ten-Trip:

$45.00

Monthly:

$105.00

Monthly Plus Bus:

$115.00

Senior/Disabled One-Way:

$2.50

Senior/Disabled Ten-Trip:

$25.00

School Monthly:

$70.25

 

Clinton

One-Way:

$5.75

Ten-Trip:

$51.75

Monthly:

$120.75

Monthly Plus Bus:

$130.75

Senior/Disabled One-Way:

$2.75

Senior/Disabled Ten-Trip:

$27.50

School Monthly:

$81.00

 

Westbrook

One-Way:

$6.50

Ten-Trip:

$58.50

Monthly:

$136.50

Monthly Plus Bus:

$146.50

Senior/Disabled One-Way:

$3.25

Senior/Disabled Ten-Trip:

$32.50

School Monthly:

$91.50

 

Old Saybrook

One-Way:

$7.25

Ten-Trip:

$65.25

Monthly:

$152.25

Monthly Plus Bus:

$162.25

Senior/Disabled One-Way:

$3.50

Senior/Disabled Ten-Trip:

$35.00

School Monthly:

$102.00

 

New London

One-Way:

$10.25

Ten-Trip:

$92.25

Monthly:

$215.25

Monthly Plus Bus:

$225.25

Senior/Disabled One-Way:

$5.00

Senior/Disabled Ten-Trip:

$50.00

School Monthly:

$144.25

 

Intermediate Travel

Between any TWO stations within ONE Zone:
Within ZONE 2: Branford, Guilford and Madison – OR – within ZONE 3: Clinton, Westbrook, and Old Saybrook

One-Way:

$3.25

Ten-Trip:

$29.25

Monthly:

$68.25

Monthly Plus Bus:

$78.25

Senior/Disabled One-Way:

$1.50

Senior/Disabled Ten-Trip:

$15.00

School Monthly:

$45.75

 

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

One-Way:

$4.50

Ten-Trip:

$40.50

Monthly:

$94.50

Monthly Plus Bus:

$104.50

Senior/Disabled One-Way:

$2.25

Senior/Disabled Ten-Trip:

$22.50

School Monthly:

$63.25

 

Between ZONE 2 and ZONE 4:
Within ZONE 2: Branford, Guilford and Madison – AND – Zone 4: New London

One-Way:

$7.25

Ten-Trip:

$65.25

Monthly:

$152.25

Monthly Plus Bus:

$162.25

Senior/Disabled One-Way:

$3.50

Senior/Disabled Ten-Trip:

$35.00

School Monthly:

$102.00

 
 
To/From New Haven One-Way Ten-Trip Monthly Monthly Plus Bus

Senior/Disabled
One-Way

Senior/Disabled
Ten-Trip
School Monthly
Branford $3.25 $29.25 $68.25 $78.25 $1.50 $15.00 $45.75
Guilford $4.25 $38.25 $89.25 $99.25 $2.00 $20.00 $59.75
Madison $5.00 $45.00 $105.00 $115.00 $2.50 $25.00 $70.25
Clinton $5.75 $51.75 $120.75 $130.75 $2.75 $27.50 $81.00
Westbrook $6.50 $58.50 $136.50 $146.50 $3.25 $32.50 $91.50
Old Saybrook $7.25 $65.25 $152.25 $162.25 $3.50 $35.00 $102.00
New London $10.25 $92.25 $215.25 $225.25 $5.00 $50.00 $144.25

 

Intermediate Travel One-Way Ten-Trip Monthly Monthly Plus Bus Senior/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 $68.25 $78.25 $1.50 $15.00 $45.75
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
  $4.50 $40.50 $94.50 $104.50 $2.25 $22.50 $63.25
Between ZONE 2 and ZONE 4:
Within ZONE 2: Branford, Guilford and Madison – AND – Zone 4: New London
  $7.25 $65.25 $152.25 $162.25 $3.50 $35.00 $102.00

 

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EFFECTIVE MARCH 20, 2020As part of the state's effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, CTrail Shore Line East is temporarily suspending the collection of cash on board trains. Please purchase your train ticket whenever possible prior to boarding the train. The CTrail eTix app is available for Apple and Android devices, and CTrail Ticket Vending Machines are available at New Haven Union Station. One-way tickets are also sold at New Haven Union Station, Old Saybrook, and New London.

Purchasing Tickets

One-Way tickets are available for purchase with the CTrail eTix app or onboard all SLE trains with cash only with no surcharge. All passengers purchasing tickets onboard are requested to have exact change or small bills no larger than a $20 bill. Passengers wishing to use a credit/debit card or in need of other ticket types must visit a full-service ticket window located at the following station locations: New London, Old Saybrook, and New Haven’s Union Station. 

UniRail Tickets

UniRail Monthly - combines New Haven Line operated by Metro-North with CTrail Shore Line East rail service for a lower combined fare than separate tickets. UniRail Monthly Tickets are available at New Haven’s Union Station, with the CTrail eTix app, ticket vending machines, aboard a New Haven Line train using a credit card and any New Haven Line station with a ticket window, as well as by mail at: www.MTA.info. UniRail Tickets cannot be purchased on board CTrail Shore Line East trains, or at stations serviced only by CTrail Shore Line East.

Amtrak Cross-Honoring

Amtrak accepts CTrail Shore Line East (SLE) Multi-Ride tickets for only the SELECT trains listed on our regular weekday schedule. Multi-ride tickets include: CTrail Shore Line East Monthly, Ten-Trip, Ten-Trip UniRail, or Monthly UniRail tickets, but NOT single ride tickets. One-way tickets on Amtrak Cross-Honoring trains will be charged the full One-Way Amtrak fare.

Please be aware that Multi-Ride tickets are non-transferable and only valid for 45 days from purchase date to use on Amtrak trains. Also, Amtrak trains do not make all CTrail Shore Line East station stops. Check our schedules or our website Trip Planner to see Amtrak times and stops.

Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities and Medicare Card Recipients

Reduced fares (50% off One-Way Tickets) are available to the following CTrail Shore Line East riders with proper ID:

  • Seniors 65 and older
  • Persons with disabilities 12 years and older
  • Medicare card holders

Please note reduced fares are not accepted on board westbound (inbound) weekday morning Peak trains. This includes Westbound trains 1621, 1627, 1633, and1637 (& 2151). Please refer to the PDF schedule for Westbound Peak versus Off-Peak travel times. Reduced fare One-Way Tickets are available for purchase on board CTrail Shore Line East trains with cash only (with no additional surcharge), as well as at the following stations: New London, Old Saybrook, and New Haven Union Station. The reduced fare applies ONLY to the CTrail Shore Line East ticket. Those connecting with the New Haven Line must show their receipt or will face a surcharge. 

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. This includes: driver's license, Medicare card, Connecticut Senior/ Disabled Reduced Fare Transit ID Card or MTA Reduced-Fare Metro-Card/People with Disabilities Identification Card. A birth certificate can be used, but only in conjunction with another form of identification.

Children

Up to four children ages 11 and under may travel for free with a CTrail Shore Line East fare paying adult weekdays and weekends. Additional children will be charged the adult fare. CTrail 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.

*CTrail Shore Line East does not offer a military discount.

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