WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Metro recently announced it will be raising fares, so beware of the changes before you get to the station. Below is a list of future fare hikes to take effect as of July 1:

Metrorail Fares

Off peak fares: $1.70 – $3.50  (Senior/Disabled: $1.05 – $2.85)

Peak Fare: $2.10 – $5.75  (Senior/Disabled: $1.05 – $2.85)

The peak-of-the-peak surcharge (20¢ per trip) has been eliminated.

A $1 surcharge will be applied to each trip taken using a paper farecard  (Senior/Disabled: 50¢ surcharge). To avoid this surcharge, customers are encouraged to use a SmarTrip card.

Learn more about the benefits of SmarTrip

Find a SmarTrip purchase location (e.g. CVS, Giant)

Purchase a SmarTrip card online

For your convenience, new SmarTrip dispensers have been installed at the following stations: Rosslyn, Dupont Circle, Farragut West, Foggy Bottom, Reagan National Airport, Vienna, Gallery Place, Smithsonian and Union Station.


1-Day Metrorail Pass (valid at any time) available on SmarTrip or paper farecard:  $14

7-Day Metrorail Fast Pass available on SmarTrip only: $57.50

28-Day Metrorail Fast Pass available on SmarTrip only:  $230

7-Day Metrorail Short Trip Pass available on paper farecard only: $35


Other Metrorail Fares

Transit Link Card on MARC/VRE: $108

Transit Link Card on MTA: $166


Metrobus Fares

Regular Routes:

with SmarTrip: $1.60

with cash: $1.80

Express Routes:

with SmarTrip: $3.65

with cash: $4

Airport Routes $6


7-Day Regional Pass $16

Senior/Disabled bus fares/passes are half of the above fares/passes.

D.C. Student Fares:

For students, there will be no change in the costs of D.C. student passes and tokens. (Note: While the actual costs of these products are increasing, the District of Columbia has elected to pay the difference in price so students pay the same rate as they do today.)


There is no change to the transfer policy. You receive a 50¢ discount when transferring from rail to bus or bus to rail within two hours of your first trip. You may transfer from a regular bus to another regular bus for free. The transfer discounts to other bus service providers varies. You must use a SmarTrip® card to receive the transfer discount. When using a pass or paying with cash, transfer discounts are not given.


MetroAccess fares are 2x the fare for the fastest bus or rail trip at the time a customer travels.  MetroAccess fares will continue to be capped at $7.


New fees range from $3.50 to $5 depending on the jurisdiction. Monthly reserved parking fees range from $45 to $65.


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