To get a rail-to-bus or bus-to-rail discount or to transfer free from bus to bus, you must use a SmarTrip® card.
Bus to Bus
If you pay your bus fare with a SmarTrip® card, you may make unlimited Metrobus connections, including round trips, within two hours.
Bus to Rail
Pay your bus fare with a SmarTrip® card and your fare will be reduced when transferring to Metrorail.
Rail to Bus
Pay your Metrorail fare using a SmarTrip® card and your fare will be reduced when transferring to Metrobus and most local buses.
Transfers to Express Routes
A rider using a SmarTrip® card transferring from a $1.75 regular-fare route to a $4 express route pays only the $2.25 difference.