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    Metrorail Fares

    Peak fares are in effect:

    Off-peak fares are in effect at all other times. For more information, see the Metrorail Fares page.

    To determine the fares between two stations, go to the Metrorail Stations page and click on the station where you're starting your trip.

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    Metrobus Fares

    Metrobus fare for regular routes is $1.75 using a SmarTrip® card or cash. The fare for express routes is $4.00 using a SmarTrip® card or cash. Fare for seniors and people with disabilities is 85¢ for regular routes, $2.00 on express routes.

    You must have exact change. Bus operators do not carry money. Please have your pass, transfer or exact fare ready when you board. For more information, see our Metrobus Fares page.

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    Parking Fees

    Metro operates parking facilities at 44 Metrorail stations, offering daily or hourly parking. 36 stations offer reserved parking, in which customers purchase permits to park in reserved spaces. For more information, please see the parking information in the Rail section.

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    Purchase Fares

    Purchase SmarTrip® cards, farecards and passes only from authorized outlets. SmarTrip® cards, farecards and passes sold elsewhere might be forged or stolen, and may be rejected when used. Authorized locations include:

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15-Minute Grace Period

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WMATA will implement a grace period for customers that enter and exit the same station in 15 min. or less. Read more

SmarTrip® Card

SmarTrip®The SmarTrip® card is a permanent, rechargeable farecard that is safe and easy to use. Buy SmarTrip® cards online, at any Metrorail station, or at many convenient locations. You can set up an online SmarTrip® account to view your card balance and usage history, and register new cards.

New to Metro?
 Learn more about SmarTrip®.
 Purchase a SmarTrip® card.
 Watch the SmarTrip® video (English)
 Watch the SmarTrip® video (Other Languages)

Returning Customers
 Create a SmarTrip® account.
 Log in and manage your SmarTrip® account.
 Learn more about Auto Reload

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If you have questions or comments about SmarTrip®, please call
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