The bright yellow Senior SmarTrip® card for citizens age 65 and older enables seniors to get the discounted fare on Metrobus and Metrorail. A SmarTrip® card is easy to use and faster than a farecard. Just touch it to the target on a faregate or farebox. Reduced fare will automatically be deducted. SmarTrip® eliminates the need to carry cash, coins, and transfers. You don't lose the value of a registered SmarTrip® card if the card is lost or damaged. For a $2 replacement fee, you'll get a new card with the value of the lost card at the time you notify Metro.
To purchase the card, seniors need to show a valid government issued photo ID with proof of age at Metro sales offices, commuter stores, and some public libraries located in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. The Senior SmarTrip® card costs $2. To purchase a SmarTrip® card see sales locations.
If you are visiting the area, you may pay the reduced bus fare by showing the bus operator a valid government-issued photo ID that includes your date of birth and address, or purchase the Senior SmarTrip® card and/or the $8.75 Metrobus Weekly Senior Pass at one of these locations.
Please note: Reduced fare SmarTrip® cards for senior citizens are not sold in vending machines located in Metro stations nor are parking fees reduced. In addition, the $2 fee for the Senior SmarTrip® card is the cost of the card. This card has no monetary value. To add value, you must load value using a blue Fare Vending machine at any Metrorail station or a bus farebox that accepts SmarTrip®.