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All About DC Metro - WMATA (Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority)

It was created in 1967 to develop the regional transportation system on District of Columbia. Nowadays, the company runs the transit service in the Washington metropolitan area. It also includes areas on Maryland and Virginia. WMATA stands for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and also popularly known as DC Metro. It offers two types of public transportation like bus and train systems. The bus service is called Metrobus. It operates 24 hours during all week and counts with more than 1500 buses. The train service is named as Metrorail. And it has 117 miles of track and reaches more than 90 stations. Both are responsible for carrying more than 4 millions of people in DC, Maryland and Virginia states.

Bus and Metro DC at TrainUs

If you want to know more details about your WMATA next bus or train you are in the right place. TrainUs helps you make your WMATA trip plan. You can find bus and train schedules, fares, alerts, stations and others important info about your next ride on DC metro or bus.

Washington Metro Rail - DC Metro

The WMATA Metro Rail started in 1976. It is one of the busiest and safest rapid transit systems in the country. Daily, WMATA Metro attends more than 600.000 passengers only on Washington, DC area. The Metrorail has six lines, divided by colors, red, yellow, silver, blue, orange and green. Find more details about each line.

  • WMATA Blue Line Trains
  • WMATA Orange Line Trains
  • WMATA Red Line Trains
  • WMATA Yellow Line Trains
  • WMATA Silver Line Trains
  • WMATA Green Line Trains

Washington DC Metro Stations

There are more than 90 Metrorail stations. Some stations have a connection between train and bus lines. At the Washington Metro map, you can see all metro lines connection.

Metro offers parking for customers, and in some station, it is available to make a reservation on parking. Besides the car parking, you can find bike racks and lockers available in some stations. For more information about bike racks and lockers get in contact. WMATA number: 202-962-1116 On the central metro station, WMATA offers WiFi for passengers. If you want to know more details about DC metro map check at www.wmata.com Find the DC metro stations before get a trip.

DC Metro Fares - Metrorail Prices

The ticket fare is related with your route. To find the WMATA price you can use a Metrorail fares finder. If you want to get the lowest fares on your Metrorail trips, you should buy a SmarTrip card.

WMATA SmarTrip Card

The SmarTrip Card is a rechargeable card used to pay Metrorail, Metrobus, and others DC transportation systems. It is available for buy online or on stations, and you can pay using a debit or credit card. Another advantage of the Smartrip card is the reduced fare. Metrorail offers a discount for elderly citizens and people with disabilities. Get more information about Smartrip Card.

WMATA Metrobus

Passengers can count on 325 Metrobus routes, and more than 11.000 bus stops in DC, Virginia, and Maryland. WMATA buses are responsible for carrying thousands of Americans daily. Metrobus DC offers four types of services, local, limited-stop express, and bus rapid transit.

Metrobus Fares

The bus fares are related to which type of service you will travel.

  • Local bus fares start from $2.00.
  • Express bus fares start from $4.25.
  • Express Airport bus price starts at $7.50.

Metro Bus DC is also offering a reduced fare in your bus lines. The discounts are available for DC students, passengers with disabilities and the elderly. To get the deal, they must have a valid ID. Children also have a reduced price. Kids until five years old they can ride for free. But, they must be accompanied by a paying adult. For more information about the discount fare, get in contact with Metrobus. WMATA phone number: 202-637-7000 You also can use a Smartrip Card on Metrobus ride.

WMATA Trip Planner

If you want to take a trip using the DC bus or Metrorail system, you can start your plans at TrainUs. You can plan your trip by bus or train in Washington, DC. Just choose your departure location and arrive station, and select the date trip. Then you will find all bus or train line for your ride, plus all DC metro hours, WMATA bus schedules, fares, and stations. After you choose the best WMATA hours for your ride, you can check all the stops that will have during your trip.