More Affordable Unlimited Metrorail and Metrobus Passes Now on Sale; Weeknight $2 Metrorail Fares Begin Monday

by MCS Staff

Metro today announced on Friday that lower-priced unlimited Metrorail and Metrobus monthly passes are now on sale for travel beginning July 1, providing more flexibility and value to customers who may no longer be commuting five days a week. And beginning Monday, June 27, all customers traveling on Metrorail after 9:30 p.m. on weekdays will benefit from a flat fare of $2 per one-way trip. 

“As gas prices remain high and people continue to increase travel and commute to work more often, lowering the price of unlimited passes makes Metrorail and Metrobus an even more attractive option for work and pleasure travel throughout the region,” said Metro Board Chair Paul C. Smedberg. “Metro is giving customers even more value with a flat Metrorail fare of $2 per one-way trip after 9:30 p.m. beginning Monday, June 27, providing a welcome savings to service workers and those using Metro to get to and from nightlife attractions across the region.”

Unlimited pass prices vary by distance traveled and are now based on customers taking 32 trips per month, down from 36 trips per month. That means Unlimited Passes now cost between $64 and $192 per month, down from $72 to $216. Any additional trips taken beyond 32 will be free to unlimited pass holders. Passes can be purchased online, at fare vending machines, and at participating retail locations across the region.

Flat Metrorail fares of $2 per one-way trip are already in effect on weekends and will continue, as will free Metrobus fares when transferring to or from Metrorail using SmarTrip and mobile pay options. The unlimited pass price reduction and $2 flat fares on weekends and weeknights were approved as part of Metro’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget.

Courtesy of WMATA


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1 comment

lilk June 27, 2022 - 2:51 am

WMATA needs to crack down on their employees not parking. WMATA pays very well we all know. The WMATA parking lot is full of tundra trucks, bmw, mercedes, audis, even teslas. Yet despite the great pay and benefits the employeeds do not pay to park. They all have permanent handicap passes. HOW?


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