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Fares & Transfers
Effective July 1, 2014, DASH no longer accepts DASH tokens. DASH will continue to accept the Metrobus full fare token.
Effective April 1, 2015, DASH no longer permits adding value to your SmarTrip Card aboard a DASH bus.
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.
Children 4 or under with adult
(only 2 children per paying customer)
DASH transfers upon boarding
DASH transfers are only issued in electronic form on the regional SmarTrip® Card.
DASH Pass (valid for one calendar month)
King Street Trolley
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 www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/. Simply create or log in to your account and purchase your electronic DASH Pass for $40.
DASH paper 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 www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/. Create or log in to your account and purchase your electronic DASH Pass. 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:
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.