More affordable Monthly Unlimited pass for Metrorail and Metrobus now on sale; Weeknight $2 Metrorail fares begin Monday
Metro today announced that lower-priced unlimited Metrorail and Metrobus monthly passes are now on sale for travel beginning July 1, providing more flexibility and value to customers who may no longer be commuting five days a week. And beginning Monday, June 27, all customers traveling on Metrorail after 9:30 p.m. on weekdays will benefit from a flat fare of $2 per one-way trip.
“As gas prices remain high and people continue to increase travel and commute to work more often, lowering the price of unlimited passes makes Metrorail and Metrobus an even more attractive option for work and pleasure travel throughout the region,” said Metro Board Chair Paul C. Smedberg. “Metro is giving customers even more value with a flat Metrorail fare of $2 per one-way trip after 9:30 p.m. beginning Monday, June 27, providing a welcome savings to service workers and those using Metro to get to and from nightlife attractions across the region.”
Monthly Unlimited pass prices vary by distance traveled and are now based on customers taking 32 trips per month, down from 36 trips per month. The Monthly Unlimited Pass now costs between $64 and $192 per month, a significant reduction from the previous rate of $72 to $216 per month. Monthly Unlimited Passes can only be purchased online.
Flat Metrorail fares of $2 per one-way trip are already in effect on weekends and will continue, as will free Metrobus fares when transferring to or from Metrorail using SmarTrip and mobile pay options. The Monthly Unlimited pass price reduction and $2 flat fares on weekends and weeknights were approved as part of Metro’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget.