Buying Fare Media by Mail
If you use RIDE ON, Metrobus, Metrorail, or MARC Rail, you'll find it easier than ever to buy transit fare media - passes, tokens and tickets - for your commute. There are convenient locations near your home or work place where you may purchase farecards, passes, tickets, and tokens. So choose the fare media that's right for you and head for the nearest sales outlet or order through Montgomery County's Transit Fare Media by Mail Program, or buying them online with Ride On
FARE MEDIA BY MAIL NO LONGER SELLS METROBUS TOKENS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT METRO'S WEBSITE AT METROOPENSDOORS.COM
Now available! Buy your fare media online
RIDE ON PASSES (Not Valid on Metrobus)
Click Here for Metrobus Passes
Ride On Monthly Pass: $45
- Only $45.00 to ride all month
- Good only on Ride On
MONTHLY CRUISER PASS: $11
The monthly RIDE ON Cruiser Pass costs $11.00 and may only be used by riders 18 years and younger. The Cruiser Pass is valid for RIDE ON buses only; no transfers are issued with this pass. The pass is available by mail. Proof of age required for purchase. Passengers who use both RIDE ON and Metrobus should purchase a Metrobus Flash.
SUMMER YOUTH CRUISER PASS
County residents 18 and younger can take unlimited rides between June 1 and August 31 for only $18. This is almost half off the Monthly Youth Cruiser Pass fare of $11 a month.
The Summer Youth Cruiser Pass is available for purchase:
Online - by clicking on this page to buying a fare media online and follow the directions.
By Mail: Print the form (here), complete it, and mail it to the address in the form with required document
Walk-in: Visit one of the TRiPS stores in Silver Spring or Friendship Heights.
Please bring proof of age (passport or birth certificate.) Credit card payments are only accepted with mail-in orders.
METROBUS WEEKLY PASS: $15
Good for a full week of unlimited travel region wide on regular bus routes. Pass is good for $1.50 of the $3.65 fare on express routes.
There is a Weekly Pass available for $7.50 for seniors and disabled passengers.
METROBUS/METRORAIL WEEKLY "SHORT TRIP" PASS: $32.35
This pass is good for one week of unlimited rides on buses and good for Metrorail trips costing up to $3.05 between 5:00 - 9:30 am and 3:00 - 7:00 pm on weekdays. Good for any rail trip at other times.
SENIOR CITIZEN AND DISABLED FARECARD: $10
The Senior Citizen and Disabled Farecard provides discounted fares for people 65 years and older and persons with disabilities. there is no time limit on this Farecard. Proper identification is required for purchase.
METRORAIL FARECARDS: $20
The farecard is valid until its total value is used.
METRORAIL ONE DAY PASS: $9.00
The Metrorail One Day Pass is great for tourists or area residents to get around Washington! The One Day Pass may be used on any weekday after 9:30 am and all day on weekends and Federal holidays. The One Day Pass is date stamped when it goes through the faregate.
Commuter Coupons and WMATA Metrocheks are available from participating employers and may be used in various combinations to purchase transit fare media. See your employer about Commuter Coupons or Metrocheks and have them call us at 240-777-7433.
Let us help you with your fare media order or transit trip . . .
For more information on ordering your transit fare media by mail or credit card, call 240-777-7433.
For route and timetable information and for assistance in planning your transit trip, call the MC311 Information Center at:
Dial 311 ... Inside Montgomery County
240-777-0311 ... Outside Montgomery County
240-773-3556 ... (TDD)
240-777-5870 ... Accessible RIDE ON
Other helpful telephone numbers:
Metrobus/Metrorail Information Center ... 202-637-7000
Metrobus/Metrorail Information Center ... 202-638-3780 (TDD)
MARC Train Service ... 800-325-RAIL
For any MCDOT service request or complaint, call 311
When dialing outside of the county, call 240-777-0311 or submit via their website.
For website comments or to report website problems or broken links, please email us.
This email address does not handle service requests or complaints.
Transit Services · Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Questions/Comments · Inside Montgomery County dial 311 · TTY: 301-251-4850
Outside Montgomery County dial 240-777-0311