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DASH Tracker - Real-Time Bus Information

Memorial Day Holiday Schedule: May 29 -- Updated 5/9/2017 10:51:31 AM
  • DASH bus will operate on a Sunday schedule. 
  • The King Street Trolley operates daily, every 15 minutes, between the King Street Metro to the waterfront.
    * Sunday - Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 10:15 p.m.
    * Thursday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Student Summer DASH Pass -- Updated 5/3/2017 1:25:26 PM

Purchase your Student Summer DASH Pass Today for only $50 and ride unlimited on DASH through August 31! Click here for details!

Fares & Transfers


DASH offers affordable fares, a unique transfer system, and a money-saving monthly electronic DASH Pass. Please have the exact fare ready when you board. Drivers carry no change.

DASH accepts the Metrobus full fare token.

Cash Fare 

  • $1.60  

Children 4 or under with adult

  • Only 2 children per paying customer
  • Free 

DASH transfers upon boarding

  • DASH transfers are only issued in electronic form on the regional SmarTrip® Card.  
  • Free 

DASH Pass (valid for one calendar month)

  • $40 - Paper DASH Pass  
  • $40 - Electronic DASH Pass on SmarTrip 

King Street Trolley 

  • Free


DASH honors the regional SmarTrip® Card, the 7-Day Regional Bus Pass, and the monthly DASH Pass. DASH also honors the Transit Link Card and Metrobus regular tokens.  The regional Metrorail-to-Bus transfer discount is automatically applied when using a SmarTrip® card.  The discounted Senior/Disabled 7-Day Regional Bus Pass is accepted on DASH with an additional charge.  Please note that WMATA Student fares are not accepted on DASH.

Purchase the electronic DASH Pass online at for only $40.00!!


DASH transfers are only available in electronic form on the regional SmarTrip® Card.

If you pay your fare with a SmarTrip® Card, a transfer will be automatically added to your card. DASH transfers are good for up to 4 hours and are honored on all DASH routes in any direction, including a return trip on the same route. DASH transfers are good for the initial fare paid. DASH transfers on SmarTrip® Cards are honored on Metrobus and participating local bus systems for up to 2 hours. Additional charges may apply when transferring to services priced higher than DASH.


Electronic DASH Pass

To purchase or reload your electronic DASH Pass online, visit Enjoy the same money-saving, economical DASH Pass without the paper.  Simply load your DASH Pass directly onto your SmarTrip® Card!

About the electronic DASH Pass: 
• Load your DASH Pass onto your SmarTrip® Card between the 1st and 15th of the month, your pass will be valid for the current calendar   month. Example: DASH Pass loaded on April 3, valid for April.
• Load your DASH Pass onto your SmarTrip® Card between the 16th and 31st of the month, your pass will be valid for the following        calendar month. Example: DASH Pass loaded on April 18, valid for May.

If you purchase a second SmarTrip® DASH Pass during the same month (for example, buy a pass for May when using one during April), the second pass will activate upon first use of your SmarTrip® Card on your first ride in May.

Available only on SmarTrip® Cards and valid for unlimited rides on all DASH and Fairfax Connector buses during the calendar month.

Note: The DASH Pass is also accepted as full DASH fare on Fairfax Connector's local buses. However, additional charges may apply.

Click here for a complete list of the locations where you can purchase your DASH Pass.