The SmarTrip® card is a permanent, rechargeable card that can hold up to $300 in Metrobus, Metrorail, and Metro parking value. The card costs $5. For more information, see the SmarTrip® page.
Disability SmarTrip® Card
This special SmarTrip® card is valid for reduced fares at all times while riding Metrobus and Metrorail. You must have a Disability ID card to order this product.
Senior SmarTrip® Card
The uniquely colored card is valid for reduced fares at all times while riding Metrobus and Metrorail. For more information, see the Senior SmarTrip® Card page.
7-Day Regional Bus Pass $16
Pass available only on SmarTrip® cards for seven consecutive days of unlimited bus travel. Existing SmarTrip® card users may purchase this pass by logging in to your account online, or by visiting any Metro Sales Office, regional transit store or select retail outlets. View a complete list of sales locations.
You need a SmarTrip® card, paper farecard or pass to ride Metrorail. To enter the system using a SmarTrip® card, simply tap the card on the target on the entry faregate. If using a paper farecard, insert it into the faregate. If using a pass on a paper farecard, the faregate will activate the pass the first time it is used and print the last valid date on the pass.
One Day Pass $14 or
Pass available on SmarTrip® cards is valid for one day of unlimited Metrorail travel; no time restrictions. Pass expires at the end of the operating day: 3 am on weekends, midnight on weeknights. Existing SmarTrip® card users may purchase this pass by logging in to their account online or by adding it to their SmarTrip® card at any Metrorail station Farecard & Passes machine. New SmarTrip® users may purchase a SmarTrip® card pre-loaded with this pass by clicking the Buy Online button.
7-Day Fast Pass $57.50
Pass available only on SmarTrip® cards for 7 consecutive days of unlimited Metrorail travel. Existing SmarTrip® card users may purchase this pass by logging in to their account online or by adding it to their SmarTrip® card at any Metrorail station Farecard & Passes machine.
28-Day Fast Pass $230
Pass available only on SmarTrip® cards for 28 consecutive days of unlimited Metrorail travel. Existing SmarTrip® card users may purchase this pass by logging in to their account online or by adding it to their SmarTrip® card at any Metrorail station Farecard & Passes machine.
7-Day Short Trip Pass $35
Pass is valid for seven consecutive days for Metrorail trips costing up to $3.50 from 5-9:30 am and 3-7 pm on weekdays. During these times, if your trip costs more than $3.50, you must use an Exitfare machine to pay the additional fare. The pass is valid for any rail trip at other times. The pass will be returned for continued use during the period it is valid. The $1 paper farecard surcharge does not apply to the Short Trip Pass.
Farecards hold from $2.70 to $45. Farecards are available at Farecard & Passes machines in Metrorail stations.
Metro student fares are for elementary and secondary school students who live and go to school in the District of Columbia. Student fares are sold at Metro sales offices and selected schools in the District of Columbia. Students must obtain a DLT Application from their school or Office of Mass Transit to be certified to purchase student fares. For more information, contact the Office of Mass Transit's School Transit Subsidy Program at 202-673-1740.
SmartStudent Pass $30
Pass is valid for a month of unlimited travel on Metrobus and Metrorail for school or school-related events. See the eligibility requirements and a list of schools that sell SmartStudent passes.
DC Student Farecards $9.50
Pass is valid for 10 trips on Metrorail.
DC Student Tokens $7.50
Student tokens are good for one ride on regular (non-express) Metrobus routes and are sold in packs of 10 (each token has a value of 75¢). To ride express buses using tokens, riders must pay the difference between the regular and express fare.
Transit Link Cards (TLC) work like a monthly pass on MARC, VRE or MTA Commuter Buses and also give you: