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When Metro approved its 2015 fiscal year budget, it also approved fare hikes across the board. These price increases went into effect this weekend.

Here’s a look at what you’ll be paying now:


  • Fares will increase about 10 cents per trip, or by about 3 percent.
  • Short trips of 3 miles or less will increase from $1.70 to $1.75 during off-peak hours and from $2.10 to 2.15 during rush hour.
  • The maximum rail fare during rush hours will increase from $5.75 to $5.90.  The off-peak maximum will increase from $3.50 to $3.60.
  • A $1 charge will still be applied to trips taken with a paper farecard.
  • Passes will increase to the following prices:
    • Unlimited one-day pass: $14.50
    • Unlimited seven-day pass: $59.25
    • Unlimited 28-day pass: $237.00
    • Seven-day “short trip” pass: $36.00


  • Regular bus fares increase to $1.75, regardless of whether using cash or SmarTrip. Fares are currently $1.60 for SmarTrip and $1.80 when using cash.
  • Senior and disabled fares will increase to 85 cents, from 80 cents today.
  • Transfer discounts will remain the same.
  • The seven-day regional bus pass will increase to $17.50, from $16.00 today.


  • Parking rates at all Metro-operated facilities will increase by 10 cents.


  • MetroAccess fares will continue to be two times the fastest rail or bus trip.
  • The maximum MetroAccess fare will be lowered from $7 today to $6.50.

Read more on the price increases on WMATA’s website.