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
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 wmata.com.
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.
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.
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.
Going to the airport? Airport Express Buses: Metrobus 5A service to Dulles International Airport and Metrobus B30 service to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport