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.
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14th Street Bridge
2534
Ballston Connector
416
Bluemont Connector
280
CC Connector
878
Clarendon EB bike lane
270
Crystal SB bike lane
106
Custis Bon Air Park
1301
Custis Rosslyn
1837
Fairfax EB bike lane
200
Joyce St NB
39
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
1441
Key Bridge West
799
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
65
MVT Airport South
2956
Quincy NB bike lane
523
Quincy SB bike lane
220
Roosevelt Bridge
557
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1642
TR Island Bridge
1730
WOD Bon Air Park
1167
WOD Bon Air West
1904
WOD Columbia Pike
1001
WOD East Falls Church
1393
Wilson WB bike lane
315

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400
Ballston Connector
510
Bluemont Connector
412
CC Connector
775
Custis Bon Air Park
649
Custis Rosslyn
436
Joyce St NB
74
Joyce St SB
108
Key Bridge East
2994
Key Bridge West
1158
MVT Airport South
470
Roosevelt Bridge
159
TR Island Bridge
1115
WOD Bon Air Park
964
WOD Bon Air West
852
WOD Columbia Pike
733
WOD East Falls Church
665

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