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Washington DC Metrobus

Washington DC Metro Bus

The DC MetroBus is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and is sixth largest bus network in the US with a comprehensive network of routes and running frequent almost around the clock. Operating 288 routes on 174 lines, many local bus lines in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area connect with major hotels, museums, monuments, memorials and other points of interest.

D.C. Metrobus serves the nation's capital 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week with a fleet of more than 1,500 eco-friendly buses.

All Metrobuses are equipped with a low floor and accessible to people with disabilities

Washington DC Metrobus Fares
Regular Fare
Reduced Fare*
Regular Routes
Express Routes

Fares for Metro vary based on the service, ride length, day, and time you ride. Trip Planner is the best way to calculate your fare.

For hours, fares and station information, visit

Washington DC Metrobus & Metrorail Passes
Metrorail & Metrobus
Regular Fare
Reduced Fare*
1-Day Unlimited Pass
3-Day Unlimited Pass
7-Day Unlimited Pass
7-Day Short-Trip Pass
Monthly Unlimited Pass
$64.00 - $192.00
Regional Bus Pass
7-Day Pass
SmarTrip Cards
SmarTrip Card

SmarTrip Cards are permanent, rechargeable plastic farecards that you use to pay fares at all Metrorail stations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, all Metro parking garages and lots, all Metrobus routes. It is also accepted at local bus systems in DC, Maryland, and Virginia — including ART, DASH, Fairfax Connector, Cue, RideON, TheBus, Circulator, Loudoun County Transit, and OmniRide.

SmarTrip is available on mobile devices and as a plastic card. The SmarTrip® card can hold up to $300 in Metrobus, Metrorail, and Metro parking value. A new card costs $2.

To get started with SmarTrip

On a mobile device.

Online through the SmarTrip Store — plastic SmarTrip Cards are automatically registered and mailed within 5 business days; credit/debit card payments only.

In person at any Metro retail outlet or commuter store, or at a Fare Vending Machine located at any Metrorail Station.

Washington DC Metrobus

Washington DC Metrobus
Washington DC Metrobus
Washington DC Metrobus
Washington DC Metrobus

Top 10 Busiest Metrobus Lines in Washington DC
90, 92, 93
U Street Line – Garfield
52, 53, 54
14th Street
S2, S4
16th Street
70, 71
Georgia Avenue/7th Street
32, 36
Pennsylvania Ave
C2, C4
A2-8, A42-48
Anacostia-Congress Heights
Benning Road/H Street
Q1, Q2, Q4, Q5, Q6
Veirs Mill Road
42, 43
Mt. Pleasant

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