Student iRide SmarTrip Card

The new iRide SmarTrip Card makes it easier for teens to get around.

Why Get One?

iRide SmarTrip card designIt Saves Money. ART bus rides only cost 85¢ with the card.

It's Easy. It's just like a regular SmarTrip card that works on Metrobus, Metrorail, ART and other buses.

It's Convenient. You don't have to worry about carrying cash or buying a paper Metrorail pass.

Only middle and high school students in Arlington can use the card and must be present and show their student ID (or other form of ID) at the time of purchase. The Student iRide SmarTrip card can be purchased for $2.00 at the Commuter Stores located in Ballston, Rosslyn, Shirlington, Crystal City and the Mobile Commuter Store which travels throughout Arlington.

The card will expire on the students' 19th birthday.

Registration Form (PDF) -- The Student iRide SmarTrip card must be registered at the Commuter Store at the time of purchase. Print and fill out the registration form ahead of time and bring it with you to the Commuter Store to make purchasing the card quicker and easier.

Have questions? Check out the iRide SmarTrip Card FAQ for more info.

Terms & Conditions

  • Card is active until the bearer’s 19th birthday. The bearer is subject to being carded by authorized transit employees or police. If carded, presentation of a student ID, with proof of age, must be produced on demand.
  • One card per youth.
  • Card must be registered at the time of purchase.
  • Card must be tapped on the farebox for bus entry.
  • Card cannot be exchanged for cash. If lost, stolen or inoperable, remaining values will be transferred to a replacement card that may be purchased.
  • The iRide discount is only available on ART – Arlington Transit buses.
  • Stored value may be used on other regional transit systems and Metrorail.
  • Card must remain in possession of registrant. Card must not be given to family or friends.
  • When used on Metrorail, card is used for both entry and exit if stored value is on card.
  • SmarTrip contains sensitive electronics, do not bend, perforate or expose to extreme temperatures.
  • For information about SmarTrip or to report a problem with your card, please call 1-888-762-7874 (TDD: 1-703-620-8782).
  • If found, please return to: Arlington Transit, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 900, Arlington VA 22201
  • SmarTrip logo is a registered trademark of WMATA.
Did You Know?

Driving alone is the primary commute mode for 54% of Arlington Commuters, compared to 83% statewide.

2007 Virginia State of the Commute Study: Arlington Perspective

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110 Trail
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14th Street Bridge
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Arlington Mill Trail
521
Ballston Connector
449
Bluemont Connector
324
CC Connector
1109
Clarendon EB bike lane
261
Custis Bon Air Park
1634
Custis Rosslyn
2375
Fairfax EB bike lane
226
Joyce St SB
32
Key Bridge East
1490
Key Bridge West
1047
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
72
Quincy NB bike lane
162
Quincy SB bike lane
154
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721
Rosslyn Bikeometer
2043
TR Island Bridge
2005
WOD Bon Air Park
1383
WOD Bon Air West
2301
WOD Columbia Pike
1063
WOD East Falls Church
1663
Wilson WB bike lane
345

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110 Trail
494
14th Street Bridge
256
Arlington Mill Trail
513
Ballston Connector
419
Bluemont Connector
288
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
427
Custis Rosslyn
407
Joyce St SB
80
Key Bridge East
2037
Key Bridge West
1008
Roosevelt Bridge
76
TR Island Bridge
662
WOD Bon Air Park
615
WOD Bon Air West
544
WOD Columbia Pike
359
WOD East Falls Church
268

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