Rail Fare Calculator
Interested in how our fare proposal to simplify weekday Metrorail fares would impact you? Select the stations that you typically travel between and compare what you are currently paying to our proposed fare.
Proposed Weekday Simplified Metrorail Fare Structure
|Weekday Current Fares|
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
|Weekday Proposed Fares|
|5 a.m.-9:30 p.m.||Senior/Disabled/|
The fare proposal maintains the $2 fare for late night (after 9:30pm) and weekend trips.
*The Low-Income Fare Program is a new reduced fare program for customers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This program is proposed as part of the Fiscal Year 2024 budget. Learn more about this program here.
Learn more about our other Reduced Fare Programs to see if you qualify.
How are rail fares calculated?
On weekdays from opening until 9:30 p.m., fares are calculated based on distance traveled. For trips under 3 miles, customers pay a base fare which is currently $2.25 during peak periods and $2.00 during off-peak periods. Trips between 3 and 6 miles have an additional charge on top of the base fare of $0.33 per mile during peak periods and $0.24 per mile during off-peak periods. For trips over six miles, this additional charge decreases to $0.29 per mile during peak periods and $0.22 per mile during off-peak periods. The current maximum fare is $6.00 during peak periods and $3.85 during off-peak periods.
This fare proposal would lower the base fare to $2 and raise the maximum fare at $6.50 and standardize the rate of $0.40 per mile for trips over 3 miles.
The $2 flat fare on weekdays after 9:30 p.m. and on weekends would stay the same.