Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Inauguration Celebration 2017

Everything you need to know about Metro on January 20

Metrorail train arriving Rhode Island Ave

Inauguration service information

Metrorail will open at 4 a.m. and close at midnight. From opening until 9 p.m., trains will run at near rush-hour service levels with peak fares in effect.

Station Manager helping determine best way to Inauguration

Travel Tips & Resources

Inauguration Day is always busy on Metro. Plan for crowded stations and trains, and possible delays due to high ridership.

Sign up for Inauguration Text Alerts from Metro. To get text alerts regarding Metro service changes, parking lot status and other important updates, text POTUS to 90360.

Inauguration SmarTrip Trump design

Fares & Passes

On Inauguration Day, Metrorail will charge rush hour fares from opening at 4 a.m. until 9 p.m.; Metrobus fares remain unchanged.  Everyone needs a SmarTrip® to ride. Special Edition SmarTrip® cards and Inaugural sleeves are available at all end of line stations except Huntington while supplies last.

Customer Service advising of tips when traveling to Inauguration

Your Best Route

Plan your trip to avoid transferring between lines. There's a Metro station near the National Mall on each of Metro's six rail lines. Get travel advice here