Experience Pay in AR

Now arriving in
New York.

Getting around NYC is easier and safer with Express Transit for Apple Pay. Just tap your iPhone or Apple Watch and ride, there’s no need to use Face ID, Touch ID, or touch a vending machine or card reader.

Ride the

buses and trainswith Pay.

Apple Pay is accepted on trains and buses throughout NYC, so you can get where you need to go faster with just your iPhone or Apple Watch.

How to ride the MTA
with Apple Pay.

Step 1

Use Apple Pay with your existing credit or debit card in the Wallet app.

Step 2

Make sure your preferred card is selected for Express Transit.

Step 3

Hold your iPhone or Apple Watch near the OMNY reader and go.

Take a

virtual
trip
with Pay.

Open this page using Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

Make sure you’re on the latest version of iOS.

Learn here how to update

Using Express Transit with Apple Pay.

Express Transit is automatically enabled on your Apple device, so there's no setup required.

If you prefer to use your physical MetroCard to pay your fare, you can easily turn off Express Transit.

  1. Open Settings, scroll down, and tap Wallet & Apple Pay.
  2. Tap Express Transit Card.
  3. Tap None to disable Express Transit mode.

Travel around NYC. Faster.

Use Apple Pay with OMNY at all subway stations, buses, and the Staten Island Railway.

OMNY website

Your iPhone

is now your

ticket.

Just tap and ride with Express Transit, no cards or tickets necessary. And there’s no need to open an app, or even wake or unlock your device.

Find it all in
Apple Wallet.

Keep your credit and debit cards, tickets, boarding passes, and more — all in one place.

Learn more about Wallet

Questions answered.

What device do I need to use Express Transit with Apple Pay?

You will need an iPhone 8 or later with iOS 13.6 or later, or an Apple Watch Series 3 or later with watchOS 6.2.8 or later.

Can I pay with Apple Pay on both iPhone and Apple Watch?

Yes. Just make sure that you have added a payment card to your iPhone and Apple Watch. You can add a card to Apple Watch with the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

Can I use Express Transit mode for other payments?

No. Express Transit mode can only be used with OMNY readers at MTA bus and subway stations. Face ID, Touch ID or passcode will still be required when using Apple Pay at other locations.

Can I use weekly or monthly unlimited ride passes with my device?

No. You can only pay for single rides.

What happens if a MetroCard and my device are accidentally charged at the same time?

This is called card clash. To ensure that only your chosen payment method is charged, always keep your physical MetroCard separate from your Apple devices when paying at an OMNY reader.

For questions about the OMNY rollout and participating stations, visit the OMNY website. For questions about Apple Pay, visit the
Apple Support website.