Fares

Fare to ride ART must be paid when boarding the bus. Fares can be paid with cash, a SmarTrip card, 7 Day Regional Bus Pass (loaded on SmarTrip), gold ART token, or a green iRide token (teens only). 

Regular Fare

  • Regular cash fare: $1.75
  • Regular fare with SmarTrip® card: $1.75
  • Children under five: Free
  • Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington employees with hospital ID ride free on ART 51 and ART 52 only

Transfers

Customers using SmarTrip cards get free or discounted transfers within a two-hour time period. ART does not issue or accept paper transfers.

  • Transfer from ART to ART or ART to/from Metrobus with SmarTrip card: Free
  • Transfer from Metrorail to ART or ART to Metrorail with SmarTrip card: $0.50 discount
  • Without a SmarTrip card, transfers require full fare

Tokens

  • Gold ART full-fare tokens and Metrobus tokens are accepted as full fare.

Senior/Disabled Discount

  • With MetroAccess photo ID card: All ART rides are free.
  • Senior citizens and people with disabilities with Senior SmarTrip card or proper ID: $0.85. The discounted fare will automatically be charged with a Senior/Disabled SmarTrip card. Senior citizens can also show any ID that shows their date of birth. Seniors and people with disabilities can show a Medicare card.
  • Transfer from ART to ART or ART to/from Metrobus with SmarTrip: Free
  • Transfer from Metrorail to ART or ART to Metrorail with SmarTrip: $0.50 discount 

iRide Teen Discount

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