Student Programs

K-12 Students

Kids Ride Free

Kids Ride Free

  • Students ride for free on Metrobus, DC Circulator, and Metrorail within the District of Columbia to get to school and school-related activities.
  • Eligibility: District of Columbia students between ages 5 to 21 enrolled in an elementary or secondary public, charter, private or parochial school located within the District, or a ward of DC through the foster care system.
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College Students

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Metro is committed to offering discounted student travel. We will continue to monitor the impact of Covid-19 on academic settings and distance learning.  Please refer to our Covid-19 guidelines for a complete list of service changes, fare options and updates  on Metro's commitment to passenger health and safety while riding our system.


  • Students have unlimited rides on Metrorail and Metrobus throughout the semester.
  • Pass is included in the cost of tuition (equivalent to $1 per day) .
  • Eligibility: Full-time students at accredited postsecondary, degree-granting schools within the Metro service area that enter into an agreement with Metro are eligible to participate in this program.
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  • Frequently Asked Questions

Regional Transit Partner Student Programs