Ride transit with Apple Pay in AR. 1 Open this page using Safari on your iPhone.

Experience Apple Pay in AR. 1

Now arriving in
New York.

Traveling around NYC is fast and easy with Express Mode for Apple Pay. 2 Just tap your iPhone or Apple Watch and ride — no need to use Face ID or Touch ID.

Set up Apple Pay in the Wallet app

Ride transit
with Pay.

Apple Pay is accepted on trains and buses throughout NYC. 3 With your credit or debit card in Wallet, you can easily get where you need to go with just your iPhone or Apple Watch.

How to set up Apple Pay
in the
Wallet app.

Step 1

Open Apple Wallet and tap the plus icon.

Step 2

Select Debit or Credit Card and follow onscreen instructions.

Step 3

Done. Tap and ride.

Using Express Mode
with Apple Pay.

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

If you have more than one debit or credit card in Wallet, you can easily make sure your preferred payment card is selected for Express Mode.

  1. Open Wallet and select a payment card.
  2. Tap the more icon, then View Card Details.
  3. Tap Express Transit Settings and confirm your preferred card.
Learn more about Express Mode

Take a
virtual trip
with Pay.

Open this page using Safari on your iPhone.

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

Learn here how to update
Experience in AR

A fast way
to travel
across NYC.

Use your iPhone or Apple Watch at the OMNY readers in all subway stations, buses, and the Staten Island Railway.

OMNY website

Your iPhone is
now your ticket.

Just tap and ride, no cards or tickets necessary. 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, keys, and more all in one place.

Learn more about Wallet

Questions answered.

What device do I need to use Express Mode 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 Mode for other payments?

No. Express 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 more questions about OMNY, visit the OMNY website. For more questions about Apple Pay, visit the Apple Support website.

  1. AR requires an iOS or iPadOS device with iOS 11 and an A9 processor or later.
  2. To use Express Transit in New York, you need a debit or credit card set up in the Wallet app and set as your Express Transit card on an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE (2016), or later running the latest version of iOS, or an Apple Watch Series 1 or later running the latest version of watchOS.
  3. Not accepted on AirTrain JFK, Access-A-Ride, or for onboard fare payment on LIRR or Metro-North.

Set up Apple Pay in the Wallet app