Get Ready for Discounts and More Service Starting September 5

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Starting September 5, 2021, Metro will add more buses and trains and offer discounts to make it easier for you to return to work, school and wherever else you want to be.


Fare & Service changes 2021 discounted faresDiscounts

Free Bus Transfers to/from Rail
Ride Metrobus free when transferring to/from Metrorail. Receive a $2 transfer discount that covers the fare for most Metrobus routes*. You must use a SmarTrip® card to receive the discount.
*Does not cover cost the full cost of transferring to Express routes.

Discounted Weekend One-Way Metrorail Fares
Ride Metrorail for just $2 for any one-way trip all weekend. Fare includes free transfer to/from Metrobus.

Save 20% on 7-Day Regional Bus Pass
Now you can get a 7-Day Regional Bus Pass for just $12 - and a senior/disabled pass for only $6.


More Service All Day

Fare & Service changes 2021 more Metrorail serviceMetrorail

  • Metrorail will stay open until 1 a.m. instead of midnight on Friday and Saturday. That’s one hour more to be out and about. Metrorail is open until midnight Sunday-Thursday.
  • Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. on Sunday. That’s one hour earlier to get you where you need to be.
  • We’ll be running more frequent rail service all day, not just during rush hours. You can expect the average wait time for a train to be 2-7 minutes. See the table below for details.

Average Metrorail Wait Times

Average Metrorail wait time = half the frequency of scheduled train service.
If your station is served by 3 lines ... your average wait is 2-3 minutes
If your station is served by 2 lines ... your average wait is 3-5 minutes
If your station is served by 1 line ... your average wait is 5-7 minutes

Metrorail Frequencies

Red LineRed Line

Rush Hours (6:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.)
Every 6 min.

All Day
Every 6 min.

Late Night (after 9:30 p.m.)
Every 10 min.

Saturday and Sunday (all day)
Every 8 min.

All other Metrorail lines
Orange Line
Silver LineBlue LineYellow LineGreen Line

Rush Hours (6:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.)
Every 3-4 minutes at stations served by 3 lines
Every 5 min. at stations served by 2 lines
Every 10 min. at stations served by 1 line

All Day
Every 4 min. at stations served by 3 lines
Every 6 min. at stations served by 2 lines
Every 12 min. at stations served by 1 line

Late Night (after 9:30 p.m.)
Every 5 min. at stations served by 3 lines
Every 8 min. at stations served by 2 lines
Every 15 min. at stations served by 1 line

Saturday and Sunday (all day)
Every 5 min. at stations served by 3 lines
Every 8 min. at stations served by 2 lines
Every 15 min. at stations served by 1 line

Fare & Service changes 2021 more Metrobus serviceMetrobus

You’ll find more buses on 36 of our most popular routes so you can have more frequent service from 7 a.m.-9 p.m., 7 days a week. Check out the map below to see which routes are getting more frequent service.

Maps: Regional | District of Columbia | Montgomery County, MD | Prince George's County, MD | Virginia

We’re also improving and restoring bus service on many routes. See the table below for an overview of the changes that will go into effect on September 5.

For a detailed line-by-line overview of bus changes, visit our Metrobus service changes page.

District of Columbia

12-Minute Service on Routes 31*, 33*; 32*, 36*; 52*, 54*; 79; 80; 90*, 92*; A2*, A4*, A6*, A8*; H2*, H4*; S9; V2*, V4*; W4; X2
20-Minute Service on Routes B2; D8; E4; U5*, U6*; W2*, W3*
Service Restoration, Schedule Adjustments and Other Changes on Routes 30N, 30S, 42, 43, 62, 63, 64, 80, D4, D6, E2, G8, H6, L2, N2, N4, N6, M6, P6, U4, V7, W6, W8, X8

Maryland

12-Minute Service on Routes C2*, C4*; F4 J2; K6; P12; T18
20-Minute Service on Routes A12; D12; Q1*, Q2*, Q4*, Q5*, Q6*; Y2*, Y7*, Y8*; Z6*, Z8*
Service Restoration, Schedule Adjustments and Other Changes on Routes 83, 86, 89M, C2, C4, C8, C12, C14, D13, D14, F4, F6, F8, F12, F13, H12, P18, R2, R4, R12, T14, Z6, Z7, Z8

Virginia

12-Minute Service on Routes 16A*, 16C*, 16E*, 16G*, 16H*; 28A
20-Minute Service on Metroway & Routes & Routes 1A; 7A; 23A*, 23B*, 23T*; 29K*, 29N*; REX
Service Restoration, Schedule Adjustments and Other Changes on Routes 1B, 1C, 2B, 3Y, 7A, 7F, 7W, 7Y, 8W, 10A, 11C, 16Y, 17K, 18G, 18H, 21C, 22F, 25B, 28A, 28F, 29K, 29N, REX

*On lines with multiple routes, the minimum frequency applies to shared segments only.


Fare & Service changes 2021 Fall fare pass saleFall Pass Sale

Save up to 50% on selected Unlimited Passes between September 16 and October 15, 2021. Metro offers a range of daily, weekly, and monthly unlimited passes on Metrorail and Metrobus. To learn more about Metro’s different pass offerings, visit our Pass Options page.


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