To get a rail-to-bus or bus-to-rail discount or to transfer free from bus to bus, you must use a SmarTrip? card.
Bus to Bus
If you pay your bus fare with a SmarTrip? card, you may make unlimited Metrobus connections, including round trips, within two hours.
Bus to Rail
Pay your bus fare with a SmarTrip? card and your fare will be reduced when transferring to Metrorail.
Rail to Bus
Pay your Metrorail fare using a SmarTrip? card and your fare will be reduced when transferring to Metrobus and most local buses.
Transfers to Express Routes
A rider using a SmarTrip? card transferring from a $2 regular-fare route to a $4.25 express route pays only the $2.25 difference.