Products

Photo: Ballston Commuter StoreTickets, Tokens and Passes available at The Commuter Store®, Mobile Commuter Store, and online from CommuterDirect.com®.

Metrobus and Metrorail

Please note that The Commuter Store and Mobile Commuter Store add a 25 cent convenience fee to the cost of WMATA products (Metrobus and Metrorail fares and SmarTrip cards). There is no convenience fee added for discounted fare media for seniors and persons with disabilities. CommuterDirect.com does not add a convenience fee.

Metro fares have increased effective June 25, 2017. Read more from Metro.

About the Metro system

SmarTrip card ($2, no fare value included). A permanent, rechargeable farecard that can hold up to $300 in fare value. Cards can be used on Metrorail, Metrobus, and local buses. Fare value can be added at Metrorail farecard machines and on Metrobuses. More information.

Senior SmarTrip card ($2, no fare value included). Rechargeable SmarTrip card that automatically deducts reduced fares for Seniors. About purchasing discounted fares for seniors and disabled persons.

SmarTrip card with stored value of $8 ($10). A permanent, rechargeable farecard that can hold up to $300 in fare value. Cards can be used on Metrorail, Metrobus, and local buses. Fare value can be added at Metrorail farecard machines and on Metrobuses. More information.

SmarTrip card with stored value of $28 ($30). A permanent, rechargeable farecard that can hold up to $300 in fare value. Cards can be used on Metrorail, Metrobus, and local buses. Fare value can be added at Metrorail farecard machines and on Metrobuses. More information.

SmarTrip card with One Day Pass ($14.75). Pass available on SmarTrip® cards is valid for one day of unlimited Metrorail travel; no time restrictions. Pass expires at the end of the operating day: 3 am on weekends, midnight on weeknights.

SmarTrip card with 7-Day Short Trip Rail Pass ($38.50). Pass is activated the first time it is used. It is valid for seven consecutive days of unlimited rides on WMATA Metrorail for trips costing up to $3.60 when peak fares are in effect. During these times, if your trip costs more than $3.60, the additional charge will be deducted from the SmarTrip® card's Stored Value. There is no charge for rail trips at other times. A positive Stored Value is required to enter the Metrorail system.

SmarTrip card with 7-Day Unlimited Rail Pass ($62.00). Pass is valid for 7 consecutive days of unlimited Metrorail travel.

MARC Train

About MARC

Single-Ride (One Way) Ticket (cost varies with fare zones). Good for one-way travel between the zones indicated on the ticket. Pass expires 60 days from purchase date.

Unlimited Weekly Pass (cost varies with fare zones). Good for unlimited travel on MARC between the stations indicated on the pass beginning on the Saturday of the designated week until midnight of the following Friday. Weekly pass can be used on Montgomery County Ride-On Buses and MTA Bus, Light Rail, and Baltimore Metro Subway service. Weekly pass can also be used on WMATA's Metrobus system, good for the base fare on all Metrobuses in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.

Monday-Friday Weekly Pass (cost varies with fare zones). Good for unlimited travel on MARC Monday-Friday ONLY, between the stations indicated on the pass, during the week indicated on the pass. Can be used Monday-Friday ONLY on the local transit systems listed above for the Unlimited Weekly Pass.

Unlimited Monthly Pass (cost varies with fare zones). Good for unlimited travel between the stations indicated on the pass during a calendar month. They are non-transferable, but partially refundable up to the 10th service day of the month. Monthly pass can be used on Montgomery County Ride-On Buses and MTA Bus, Light Rail, and Baltimore Metro Subway service. Monthly pass can also be used on WMATA's Metrobus system, good for the base fare on all Metrobuses in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.

MARC Transit Link Card (cost varies with fare zones). Allows unlimited travel on MARC and Metro for one calendar month, and is also valid for the base fare on Metrobus and MTA services.

Discounted MARC Fares

MARC Student Discounts. Students are eligible for a 15% discount on all MARC tickets except TLC and disabled passes. To receive the discount at The Commuter Store™, students must show a Student Advantage Card and a valid student identification card. To receive the discount when purchasing online from CommuterDirect.com, students must open a CommuterDirect.com account and mail a photocopy of the two cards to: CommuterDirect.com Customer Service, PO Box 12176, Arlington VA 22219. The Student Advantage Card can be purchased online at www.studentadvantage.com or by calling 1-800-333-2920. For more information, contact CommuterDirect.com customer service. Email: Questions@CommuterDirect.com Phone: 703-228-RIDE (703-228-7433), TDD: 711

Seniors and Disabled Fares - 50% Savings. MARC offers reduced fares for seniors (age 65 or older) and for persons with disabilities. About purchasing discounted fares for seniors and disabled persons.

MARC Ticket Refund Policy

Single-ride tickets are non-refundable. Weekly tickets are refundable if return postmark dated no later than 11:59 p.m. the Friday prior to the effective week. Monthly and TLC tickets are refundable, based on return postmark date, as follows:

  • Postmarked prior to effective month = 100% refund
  • Postmarked 1st through 5th of effective month = 75% refund
  • Postmarked 6th through 10th of effective month = 50% refund
  • Postmarked after the 10th of effective month = 0% refund
  • TLC ticket refunds will not include the $80 Metro portion after the 1st of the month

MTA Commuter Bus

About MTA Commuter Bus

Ten-Trip Ticket (cost varies with fare zones). Good for ten trips within the designated zone.

Monthly Pass (cost varies with fare zones). Good for unlimited rides within the designated zone during the month printed on the pass.

Transit Link Card (cost varies with fare zones). Valid for unlimited travel for one month within the designated zone, AND Metrorail, Metrobus, MTA Local & Express Buses, MTA Light Rail, MTA Metro Subway (Baltimore), MTA Baltimore Neighborhood Shuttles.

Discounted MTA Commuter Bus Fares

Senior / Disabled Fares - MTA offers discounted fares for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. About purchasing discounted fares.

Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

About the VRE system

VRE fares will increase effective July 1, 2017. Read more from VRE.

Single Ride Ticket (cost varies with fare zones). Good for one-way travel between the fare zones indicated on the ticket, including all zones in between. Tickets can have up to two single rides per pass. Single-Ride tickets must be used within six months of the first day of validation. They are transferable, but non-refundable. Single-Ride tickets are NOT accepted on Amtrak trains.

Ten-Trip Ticket (cost varies with fare zones). 15% Savings. Very Economical, good for ten one-way trips between the fare zones indicated on the ticket. Ten-Trip tickets must be used within six months of the first day of validation. They are transferable, but non-refundable. Ten-Trip tickets are accepted on select Amtrak trains (see schedule). Multiple persons can travel on one ticket as long as there is one validation per passenger.

5 Day Pass (cost varies with fare zones). Good for unlimited travel for five consecutive VRE service days from activation within the zones indicated. 20% savings.

Amtrak Step-Up Ticket ($5.00). Must be used in conjunction with multi-ride VRE tickets for one-way travel on Amtrak Cross-Honor Service trains.

Monthly Pass (cost varies with fare zones). 30% Savings. Your best bargain. Good for unlimited travel between fare zones indicated on the ticket during a calendar month. They are non-transferable, but refundable up to the 15th service day of the month.

VRE Transit Link Card (cost varies with fare zones). The VRE TLC allows unlimited travel on VRE and Metrorail for one calendar month, and is also valid for the base fare on Metrobus and DASH.

Discounted VRE Fares

Seniors, Disabled and Youth Fares - 50% Savings. VRE offers discounted tickets for persons with disabilities, senior citizens and youths (ages 21 and under) at 50% off the cost of a single-ride ticket. Children six and under may ride for free when traveling with an adult. About purchasing discounted fares.

DC Circulator

About DC Circulator

Date-specific tickets allow unlimited rides for the specified number of days.

  • Three-Day Circulator Ticket ($7)
  • Monthly Circulator Ticket ($40)

STAR (Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents

About STAR

STAR fares will increase effective June 25, 2017. Read more from ART-Arlington Transit.

For use on STAR - Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents. Tickets good for trips within Arlington County only. ID must be on file with CommuterDirect.com to purchase. Eligible seniors and disabled persons may register to order these products by calling CommuterDirect.com® at 703-228-RIDE (703-228-7433), TDD: 711.

STAR Fare, Zone 1, Booklet of 10 coupons ($40.00).

STAR Fare, Zone 2, Booklet of 10 coupons ($55.00).

STAR $0.50 coupon book, Booklet of 10 coupons ($5.00)

About Discounted Fares for Seniors, Disabled Persons, and Students

Several transit agencies offer discounted fare media for seniors, disabled persons, and students. To purchase these discounted farecards from The Commuter Store™, Seniors may present any ID showing age. Students must present student ID or other ID noted in product descriptions below. Disabled persons under the age of 65 must have a Metro Disability ID Card or other proof of disability. To purchase online from Commuter Direct.com, seniors, persons with disabilities, and students must set up an account and have the appropriate ID on file. Discounted items will appear in the list of items for sale only when you are logged in with your Commuter Direct™ username and password. Photocopy of ID may be mailed to: CommuterDirect.com Customer Service, PO Box 12176, Arlington VA 22219. For more information, contact CommuterDirect.com customer service. Email: Questions@CommuterDirect.com Phone: 703-228-RIDE (703-228-7433), TDD: 711

Did You Know?

Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

League of American Cyclists

CommuterPage.com News
Metro's new opening time throws some riders for a loop

John Domen, June 25, 2017, WTOP

Stalled transportation projects might not delay White Flint development

Bethany Rodgers, June 23, 2017, Bethesda Beat

Fatal Beltway crash Monday morning

June 26, 2017, WJLA

Takata files for bankruptcy

Tom Krisher, Marcy Gordon, June 26, 2017, ABC News

More News & Events

Upcoming Events
ART 55 Weekday Schedule Changes

Monday, June 26, 2017

Crystal City Sparket Market

Thursday, June 29, 2017

VRE Fare Increase

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Independence Day

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
622
14th Street Bridge
2006
Arlington Mill Trail
633
Ballston Connector
326
Bluemont Connector
283
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
225
Custis Bon Air Park
1474
Custis Rosslyn
1517
Fairfax EB bike lane
157
Joyce St NB
30
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
1571
Key Bridge West
627
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
39
MVT Airport South
3536
Quincy NB bike lane
119
Quincy SB bike lane
89
Roosevelt Bridge
351
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1937
WOD Bon Air West
2420
WOD Columbia Pike
1542
WOD East Falls Church
2055
Wilson WB bike lane
243

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
705
14th Street Bridge
428
Arlington Mill Trail
924
Ballston Connector
317
Bluemont Connector
381
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
742
Custis Rosslyn
524
Joyce St NB
79
Joyce St SB
137
Key Bridge East
3337
Key Bridge West
1414
MVT Airport South
195
Roosevelt Bridge
204
TR Island Bridge
1373
WOD Bon Air Park
1012
WOD Bon Air West
1050
WOD Columbia Pike
1100
WOD East Falls Church
623

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
4479948
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program