Pass Products and DC Student Fares

Metrobus Passes

SmarTrip® card

7-Day Regional Bus Pass $17.50
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 the Metro Sales Office, any 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® card Metro SelectPass - Rail Only
Pass is valid for one calendar month for unlimited trips on Metrorail costing the selected value or less. For one-way Metrorail trips costing more than the selected value, 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. Learn more about SelectPass .


SmarTrip® card Metro SelectPass - Rail with Bus
Currently available at only two rail price points: $2.25 and $3.75. Pass is valid for one calendar month for unlimited Metrobus trips costing $2.00 (the regular bus fare) and for unlimited trips on Metrorail costing the selected value 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. Learn more about SelectPass .


SmarTrip® card One Day Pass $14.75
Pass available on SmarTrip® cards is valid for one day of unlimited Metrorail and base fare Metrobus travel; no time restrictions. Pass expires at the end of the operating day. 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® card 7-Day Fast Pass $60.00
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® card 7-Day Short Trip Pass $38.50
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 $3.85 when peak fares are in effect. During these times, if your trip costs more than $3.85, 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.


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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, Crystal City and Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center, as well as the MARC Odenton train station.

TLC cards are not available at the Metro Sales Office.

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DC Student Transit Subsidy Program

The transit subsidy program, which includes the Kids Ride Free program and the DC Student Unlimited Monthly Pass, is for District of Columbia students aged 5 to 21 years old who attend a Kindergarten through 12th grade school in DC.

WMATA's Kids Ride Free and DC Student Unlimited Monthly Pass student fare products are for eligible 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 a DC One Card through their school or DC One Card Customer Service Center to be eligible to obtain or purchase student fare products.

For more information, contact the District Department of Transportation School Transit Office at (202) 673-1740.

DC Student Free Ride Programs

These programs allow eligible District of Columbia students with DC One Student Cards to travel to and from school and school related events on Metrorail and Metrobus for free during all operational hours throughout the school year.

Students must tap their registered DC One card each time they ride Metrorail or Metrobus. Tapping the card is required for loading and using the free pass. Instructions to load the free pass.

Showing or flashing a DC One Card is not proof of payment and will not load the free pass.


Kids Ride Free on Rail and Bus Program (DCPS & DCPCS Students)

Eligible District of Columbia Public School and Public Charter School students must tap their registered DC One Student Card to travel to and from school and school related events on Metrorail and Metrobus for free. The program is valid during all operational hours throughout the school year.

Free Metrorail travel is allowed within the District and boundary rail stations: Capitol Heights, Friendship Heights, Southern Avenue, Silver Spring, and Naylor Road.

Free Metrobus and DC Circulator travel is allowed during all bus operational hours throughout the school year.

Eligible DCPS and PCS students are automatically enrolled in the program but must tap their registered DC One card each time they ride Metrorail or Metrobus to use the free pass.

Showing or flashing a DC One Card is not proof of payment and will not load the free pass.


DC Student Unlimited Monthly Pass $30

Eligible Private, Parochial, and Foster Youth students may purchase this discounted monthly pass to ride Metrorail.

This $30 pass is available for purchase to load to eligible DC One Student Cards and is valid for one month of unlimited travel on Metrorail. It 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 this pass at WMATA's SmarTrip® online account by:

  1. Associating the eligible DC One Student card with an account, and;
  2. Making an autoload purchase of the pass.

Students can also purchase this pass at the Metro Sales Office by showing their proof of eligibility letter.

Once the pass is loaded and active, the pass can be renewed for the next month at any Metrorail Station Fare Vending Machine before the pass expires.

  • IMPORTANT: This $30 pass must be loaded on or before the 15th of any month to be valid for that same month. If the pass is loaded after the 15th of any month, the pass will be valid in the next month.

DC Student Pass Loading Instructions DC One Cards

Load the free rail or bus pass onto a DC One Card with these simple steps.

Loading the pass on Metrorail:

  1. If your card has a negative balance, bring it up to $0.
  2. Tap the DC One Card on a fare vending machine found in any Metrorail station.
  3. Wait six hours then return to the same station and tap the card again on a fare vending machine to load the pass.

Loading the pass on Metrobus:

  1. Tap the DC One Card on a Metrobus farebox.
  2. Wait three to five business days.
  3. Tap the card again on a Metrobus farebox to complete the loading of the pass.

Problems with the pass?

Call the DDOT School Transit Office at (202) 673-1740 or visit kidsridefree.dc.gov

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