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, 91 station DC Metrorail is the second-busiest rail transit system in the United States and serves Washington, D.C., 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
Monday - Thursday 5 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 5 am - 1 am
Saturday 7 am - 1 am
Sunday 8 am - 11 pm
Metrorail fares are calculated based on
The time of day and day of the week that the trip is taken (categorized as either peak or off-peak)
The distance traveled between the origin and destination stations.
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.
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).
Peak fares are in effect:
Weekdays from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.
From midnight until closing on Friday and Saturday nights.
Peak SmarTrip® Fares: $2.15 minimum / $5.90 maximum
Off-peak fares are in effect at all other times.
Off-Peak SmarTrip® Fares: $1.75 minimum / $3.60 maximum
Addison Road-Seat Pleasant
Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
College Park-U of MD
East Falls Church
Federal Center SW
King St-Old Town
Largo Town Center
Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center
Prince George's Plaza
Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Silver Spring Transit Center
U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo
Van Dorn Street
West Falls Church-VT/UVA
Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan
The weekday rush-hour period is before 9:30 a.m. and between 3 and 7 p.m. If possible, plan your trip to avoid those times since those are the most crowded time to ride the transit system.
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Did you know... Forest Glen Metrorail station is the deepest station, measuring about 21 stories or 196 feet underground.
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