Metro SmarTrip® Card and Pass Options

SmarTrip® Card

The SmarTrip® card is a permanent, rechargeable card that can hold up to $300 in Metrobus, Metrorail, and Metro parking value. The card costs $2. For more information, see the SmarTrip® page.

40th Anniversary SmarTrip® card40th Anniversary Commemorative Buy SmarTrip® card online
Celebrate Metrorail’s 40th Anniversary with a Limited-Edition SmarTrip® card. This card works the same way as a standard SmarTrip® card, it just has a special graphic.

40th Anniversary SmarTrip® card with Mirror Ball40th Anniversary Disco Ball Metro Retro Buy SmarTrip® card online
Celebrate Metrorail’s 40th Anniversary with a Limited-Edition SmarTrip® card. This card works the same way as a standard SmarTrip® card, it just has a special graphic.

40th Anniversary SmarTrip® card Metro Retro40th Anniversary Metro Retro Buy SmarTrip® card online
Celebrate Metrorail’s 40th Anniversary with a Limited-Edition SmarTrip® card. This card works the same way as a standard SmarTrip® card, it just has a special graphic.

40th Anniversary SmarTrip® card Platform Shoe40th Anniversary Platform Shoe Buy SmarTrip® card online
Celebrate Metrorail’s 40th Anniversary with a Limited-Edition SmarTrip® card. This card works the same way as a standard SmarTrip® card, it just has a special graphic.

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The SmarTrip® card can be used for fares on Metrobus and Metrorail and to pay for parking at Metro-operated parking lots.

Senior SmarTrip® card 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.

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Metrobus Passes

SmarTrip® card7-Day Regional Bus Pass $17.50 Add to SmarTrip
Pass available only on SmarTrip® cards for seven consecutive days of unlimited bus travel. On express Metrobuses, the pass reduces the express bus fare by the price of a regular bus fare. (For example, if you are required to pay full fare, the express bus fare was $4, and a regular bus fare was $1.75, then your SmarTrip® card would be charged $2.25.) 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.

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Metrorail Passes

You need a SmarTrip® card to ride Metrorail. To enter the system using a SmarTrip® card, simply tap the card on the target on the entry faregate.

SmarTrip® cardMetro SelectPass - Rail Only Up to $2.25 per Trip - $81.00  Add to SmarTrip
Pass is valid for one calendar month for unlimited trips on Metrorail costing $2.25 or less.   For one-way Metrorail trips costing more than $2.25, the additional cost will be deducted from your smartcard’s Stored Value.  A positive Stored Value is required to enter Metrorail. A pass loaded on a smartcard from the 1st thru the 15th of the current month is valid for that month.  A pass loaded on a smartcard from the 16th through the last day of the current month is valid for the following month. SelectPass is on sale for a limited time only.

SmarTrip® cardMetro SelectPass - Rail Only Up to $3.75 per Trip - $135.00  Add to SmarTrip
Pass is valid for one calendar month for unlimited trips on Metrorail costing $3.75 or less. For one-way Metrorail trips costing more than $3.75, the additional cost will be deducted from your smartcard’s Stored Value. A positive Stored Value is required to enter Metrorail. A pass loaded on a smartcard from the 1st thru the 15th of the current month is valid for that month. A pass loaded on a smartcard from the 16th through the last day of the current month is valid for the following month. SelectPass is on sale for a limited time only.

SmarTrip® cardMetro SelectPass - Rail Up to $2.25 per Trip with Bus - $126.00  Add to SmarTrip
Pass is valid for one calendar month for unlimited Metrobus trips costing $1.75 (the regular bus fare) and for unlimited trips on Metrorail costing $2.25 or less. The additional cost of trips exceeding those amounts will be deducted from your smartcard's Stored Value. A positive Stored Value is required to enter Metrorail. A pass loaded on a smartcard from the 1st thru the 15th of the current month is valid for that month. A pass loaded on a smartcard from the 16th through the last day of the current month is valid for the following month. SelectPass is on sale for a limited time only.

SmarTrip® cardMetro SelectPass - Rail Up to $3.75 per Trip with Bus - $180.00  Add to SmarTrip
Pass is valid for one calendar month for unlimited Metrobus trips costing $1.75 (the regular bus fare) and for unlimited trips on Metrorail costing $3.75 or less. The additional cost of trips exceeding those amounts will be deducted from your smartcard’s Stored Value.  A positive Stored Value is required to enter Metrorail. A pass loaded on a smartcard from the 1st thru the 15th of the current month is valid for that month. A pass loaded on a smartcard from the 16th through the last day of the current month is valid for the following month. SelectPass is on sale for a limited time only.

SmarTrip® cardOne Day Pass $14.50  Add to SmarTrip or Buy One Day SmarTrip® Metrorail Pass online
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 Friday and Saturday, midnight on Sunday through Thursday. 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 Fare Vending machine. New SmarTrip® users may purchase a SmarTrip® card pre-loaded with this pass by clicking the Buy Online button.

SmarTrip® card7-Day Fast Pass $59.25  Add to SmarTrip
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 Fare Vending machine.

SmarTrip® card7-Day Short Trip Pass $36  Add to SmarTrip
Pass is activated the first time it is used. It is valid for seven consecutive days of unlimited rides on WMATA Metrorail for trips costing up to $3.60 when peak fares are in effect. During these times, if your trip costs more than $3.60, the additional charge will be deducted from the SmarTrip® card's Stored Value. There is no charge for rail trips at other times. A positive Stored Value is required to enter the Metrorail system.

SmarTrip® card28-Day Fast Pass $237  Add to SmarTrip
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 Fare Vending machine.

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Student Fares

Metro student fare products are for District students who use Metrobus, Metrorail, or the DC Circulator to travel to and from school and school sponsored educational activities. Students must obtain and register their DC One Student Card (http://dconecard.dc.gov) requested through their school or DC One Card Customer Service Center to be eligible to obtain or purchase student fares. Once you obtain your DC One Card, please ensure that you register it with WMATA at https://smartrip.wmata.com/Account/AccountLogin. Student fares are sold at Metro sales offices and through the WMATA website. For more information, contact the Office of Mass Transit's School Transit Subsidy Program at 202-673-1740.

DC One Student CardDC One Student Card - Kids Ride Free on Rail
This program allows eligible DC One Student Cards to travel to and from school and school related events within the District and boundary rail stations: Capitol Heights, Friendship Heights, Southern Avenue, Silver Spring, and Naylor Road. This program is for District students of public and public charter schools, 5 to 21 years old who attend a Kindergarten through 12th grade school in DC. Private and Parochial students are not eligible for the Kids Ride Free on Rail Pass. For more information about card eligibility, visit DDOT's website at http://ddot.dc.gov/page/school-transit-subsidy-program or call DDOT at 202-673-1740.

DC One Student Card - Electronic Rail Passes
For those students that are not eligible for the Kids Ride Free Metrorail Benefit Program, the following electronic passes are available for eligible DC One Student Cards and can only be used within the District and boundary rail stations: Capitol Heights, Friendship Heights, Southern Avenue, Silver Spring, and Naylor Road. Students can purchase passes through WMATA's website by logging in to a WMATA SmarTrip® online account, associating the eligible DC One Student card with an account and making an autoload purchase of the pass, or by going to a Metro Sales Office and showing their proof of eligibility letter.

  • DC Student Electronic Unlimited Monthly Pass $30
    Valid for one month of unlimited travel on Metrorail and Metrobus. Please note! This pass must be picked up on or before the 15th of the current month to be valid in the current month. If the pass is picked up after the 15th of the current month, the pass will be valid in the next month. Students can renew this pass (an active pass must already be on the DC One card) by going to a Fare Vending machine and following the prompts.
  • DC Student Electronic 10 Trip Rail Pass $9.50
    Valid for 10 trips on Metrorail.

DC One Student Card - Kids Ride Free on Bus
This program allows eligible students to ride Metrobus for free from Monday through Friday from 5:30 AM to 9 AM and from 2 PM until 8 PM when school is in session by first going to the DDOT website to check their eligibility, then waiting 3 days, then tapping their registered DC One card each time they board Metrobus or DC Circulator. Students must tap their DC One Card each time they board Metrobus; showing or flashing a DC One Card is no longer proof of payment. This program is for District students 5 to 21 years old who attend a Kindergarten through 12th grade school in DC. For more information about card eligibility, visit DDOT's website at http://ddot.dc.gov/page/school-transit-subsidy-program or call DDOT at 202-673-1740.

DC One Student Card - Electronic Bus Pass
This program allows eligible students to ride Metrobus for school purposes outside of the free ride period of the Kids Ride Free on Bus program (Listed above). Students must tap their DC One Card each time they board Metrobus or DC Circulator; showing or flashing a DC One Card is no longer proof of payment. Students can purchase passes through WMATA's website by logging in to a WMATA SmarTrip® online account, associating the eligible DC One Student card with an account and making an autoload purchase of the pass, or by going to a Metro Sales Office and showing their proof of eligibility letter.

  • DC Student Electronic 10 Trip Bus Pass $7.50
    Valid for 10 trips on Metrobus.

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Transit Link Cards

Transit Link Cards (TLC) work like a monthly pass on MARC, VRE or MTA Commuter Buses and also give you:

  • Unlimited Metrorail rides for a full month
  • Unlimited regular Metrobus rides for a full month wherever Metro runs in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia (an upcharge is applied for express buses)
  • TLC cards are available from CommuterDirect and at the Commuter Stores at Ballston, Rosslyn, and Crystal City, as well as the MARC Odenton train station.

Please note that TLC cards are not available at Metro sales offices.


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