Exact change: Bus operators do not carry money. Please have your pass or exact fare ready when you board.
Express Buses: J7, J9, P17, P19, W13, W19, 11Y, 17A, 17B, 17G, 17H, 17K,17L, 17M, 18E, 18G, 18H, 18P, 29E, 29G, 29H, 29X
Airport Express Buses: Metrobus 5A service to Dulles International Airport and Metrobus B30 service to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Money-saving weekly passes are available for unlimited travel on Metrobus.
Up to two children, four years and younger, ride free with each adult paying full fare. Children five and older pay adult fares. Special discounted student farecards and passes are available for District of Columbia residents.
Adult tokens are no longer sold to the general public at our sales outlets or local commuter stores. However, tokens are still accepted on Metrobus for the regular cash fare.
Senior citizens 65 and older, people with disabilities, and customers with a Medicare card and valid photo ID ride for half the regular fare. On Metrobus, use fare media specifically created for use by senior citizens age 65 and older and people with disabilities to pay the reduced fare. The senior citizens and people with disabilities fare products include SmarTrip® cards, $8 weekly bus pass, and a $10 farecard. You can also show a valid ID to the bus operator to pay the reduced Metrobus fare.
To participate in the reduced fare program, you must present one of the following forms of valid ID:
Metro will issue visitors a one-time courtesy Metro Disability ID card good for up to one month. You must present a valid transportation ID card from another transit agency along with a valid government-issued photo ID. Bring them to our Metro Transit Accessibility Center located at 600 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Visitors 65 years of age or older may get the senior citizen discount by showing a photo ID card including date of birth and address.
Free orientations on how to use Metrobus and Metrorail services are available to senior citizens and people with disabilities by calling 202-962-1100 or TTY 202-962-2033.
Metro riders can take advantage of free bus-to-bus transfers within a two-hour time period and discounted transfers between rail and bus by using a SmarTrip® card. Customers who use a SmarTrip® card instead of cash receive a 20¢ discount on bus fares, so it saves riders money too.
Metrobus to Metrobus: Bus-to-bus transfers with a SmarTrip® card are valid for free, unlimited Metrobus connections (including round trips) within a two-hour period.
Metrobus to Metrorail. Metrobus riders who transfer to the Metrorail system will receive a discount of 50¢ if they use a SmarTrip® card.
Metrorail to Metrobus: Metrorail riders who transfer to Metrobus will receive a discount of 50¢ if they use a SmarTrip® card.
School fares in the District of Columbia are only for eligible students. Rail-to-bus transfers are free for eligible DC school students within the District of Columbia and at Silver Spring, Friendship Heights, Naylor Road, Southern Avenue, and Capitol Heights stations.
Metrobus operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but service intervals vary by time of day and by weekday/weekend to best meet demand. Please consult Metrobus timetables for service details on specific routes.