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Washington DC Metrorail

Washington DC Metrorail

Operated by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Metrorail is the rapid transit system serving both residents and millions of tourists who visit the Nation's Capital every year. Considered one of the country's cleanest, and most comfortable public transportation systems, the 118 mile, 98 station DC Metrorail is the second-busiest rail transit system in the United States and serves the District of Columbia, and the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia.

There are six metro lines: the Red Line, Blue Line, Orange Line, Silver Line, Yellow Line, and the Green Line.

Red Line from Glenmont to Shady Grove
Orange Line from New Carrolton to Vienna/Fairfax-GMU
Silver Line from Wiehle-Reston East to Largo Town Center
Blue Line from Franconia-Springfield to Largo Town Center
Yellow Line from Huntington to Fort Totten
Green Line from Branch Avenue to Greenbelt

Washington DC Metrorail Hours of service

Monday through Thursday, 5:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday, 5:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m.

Washington DC Metrorail Holiday Hours

For fares on trips that involve trains and buses, use the Trip Planner. SmarTrip® card users get the lowest fares.

** Last train leaves some stations before closing time. When traveling late at night, be sure to check last train times which are posted in stations.

Washington DC Metrorail Fares

Metrorail fares are based on when and how far you travel. Fares from Station-to-station are posted in each station on station manager kiosks and on the Farecards and Passes machines.
You can also see the fares between stations by going to the Metrorail stations page and clicking on the station where you're starting your trip.

Regular Fare
Reduced Fare*
Weekday (5:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.)
$2.00 - $6.00
$1.00 - $3.00
Weekday (After 9:30 p.m.)

Each passenger needs a SmarTrip® card to ride the Metrorail. Up to two children under age 5 may travel free with a paying customer.

The Farecards and Passes accept credit and debit cards. If you use cash, make sure you bring small bills, the machines only provide up to $10 in change (in coins).

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 Metrorail

Washington DC Metrorail
Washington DC Metrorail
Washington DC Metrorail
Washington DC Metrorail

Washington DC Metrorail Stations
Addison Road-Seat Pleasant
Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Arlington Cemetery
Benning Road
Braddock Road
Branch Ave
Capitol Heights
Capitol South
Cleveland Park
College Park-U of MD
Columbia Heights
Congress Heights
Court House
Crystal City
Dunn Loring-Merrifield
Dupont Circle
East Falls Church
Eastern Market
Eisenhower Avenue
Farragut North
Farragut West
Federal Center SW
Federal Triangle
Foggy Bottom-GWU
Forest Glen
Fort Totten
Friendship Heights
Gallery Pl-Chinatown
Georgia Ave-Petworth
Judiciary Square
King St-Old Town
L'Enfant Plaza

Largo Town Center
McPherson Square
Medical Center
Metro Center
Minnesota Ave
Morgan Boulevard
Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center
Navy Yard-Ballpark
Naylor Road
New Carrollton
NoMa-Gallaudet U
Pentagon City
Potomac Ave
Prince George's Plaza
Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Shady Grove
Shaw-Howard U
Silver Spring
Silver Spring Transit Center
Southern Avenue
Spring Hill
Tysons Corner
U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Union Station
Van Dorn Street
Van Ness-UDC
Virginia Square-GMU
West Falls Church-VT/UVA
West Hyattsville
White Flint
Wiehle-Reston East
Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan

Top 10 Busiest Metrorail Stations in Washington DC
Union Station .
701 1st St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
Metro Center . . . .
607 13th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005
Gallery Place - Chinatown ...
630 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Farragut North .
1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Farragut West 23,137 ...
Dupont Circle .
L'Enfant Plaza .....
Foggy Bottom ...
2301 Eye St. NW, Washington, DC 20037
Rosslyn ..
McPherson Square ...

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