Here is a summary of fare changes that will take effect this summer.


Fares will increase an average of 3 percent (about 10 cents per trip). Trips of three miles or less will increase from $1.70 to $1.75 during off-peak and from $2.10 to $2.15 during rush hour.

The maximum rail fare will increase to $5.90, from $5.75 today.

A $1 surcharge will continue for use of paper farecards.


Regular bus fares will be $1.75, regardless of payment method. Today, fares are $1.60 for SmarTrip and $1.80 for cash users.

Fares for seniors and people with disabilities increase to 85 cents from 80 cents.

There are no changes to existing transfer discounts.

The seven-day regional bus pass will increase to $17.50, from $16.


Parking rates will increase by 10 cents at all Metro-operated facilities. At selected stations in Prince George's County, parking rates will rise an additional 50 cents (for a total of 60 cents).


MetroAccess fares will continue to be two times the fare for the fastest rail or bus trip. The maximum MetroAccess fare will be lowered from $7 to $6.50.

Source: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Source: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority