SmarTrip on Android & Google Wallet
Android users, SmarTrip® for Google Wallet is here, making it possible to use your phone to pay, anywhere SmarTrip is accepted - for the train, on a bus or at a Metro-owned parking lot.
Add a new SmarTrip card in Google Wallet, then quickly purchase stored value to pay-as-you-ride or a monthly pass for unlimited rides. SmarTrip in Google Wallet is available on mobile devices only; Android wearables are not supported.
Pair SmarTrip in Google Wallet with the SmarTrip app to transfer an existing plastic card to your mobile phone and unlock more features of your SmarTrip, including card registration, balance protection and making purchases with your SmartBenefits.
SmarTrip in Google Wallet is available for regular, full fare and Senior travelers.
Add a SmarTrip to your Google Wallet
Make sure you have:
Transfer your plastic SmarTrip card to Google Wallet
Add value or a pass in Google Wallet
SmarTrip App - a fare machine in your pocket!
SmarTrip in Google Wallet is available at all 97 Metrorail stations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, all Metro parking garages and lots, all Metrobus routes, and all regional bus providers including ART, DASH, Fairfax Connector, CUE, RideOn, THE Bus, DC Circulator, Loudoun County Transit, and OmniRide.
There are 3 ways to add a SmarTrip card to your Android phone.
- Use Google Wallet to buy a new SmarTrip.
- Use the SmarTrip app to buy a new SmarTrip card.
- Transfer an existing registered plastic SmarTrip card to Google Wallet using the SmarTrip app.
To use SmarTrip in Google Wallet, an Android phone must be NFC capable and have Android OS version 5 or newer. To use the SmarTrip app, an Android phone must have Android OS version 9 or newer.
Once you transfer your physical card to Google Wallet, the physical card will be disabled and will no longer work.