Senior SmarTrip® Card
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.
The Senior SmarTrip® card costs $2. To purchase the card, seniors need to show a valid government issued photo ID with proof of age at either the Metro sales office at Metro Center station (enter at 12th & F Streets), commuter stores, or selected public libraries located in Montgomery County. For additional information, call SmarTrip® Customer Service at 1-888-762-7874 or TTY 703-620-8782.
Please note: Reduced fare SmarTrip® cards for senior citizens are not sold in vending machines located in Metro stations nor are parking fees reduced.
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.