Download our DASHBus app and simplify your commute!
Our user friendly mobile app allows you to purchase your DASH bus fare, wherever, whenever! Available now on Google Play and the Apple App Store or click HERE.

  • Frictionless travel - No more cards; no more waiting 
  • Get going faster - No need to carry cash, dig out a farecard or worry about finding a ticketing machine.
  • No cash, no problem! Instantly buy and use fares using your debit/credit card or PayPal account.
  • Travel with freedom - Buy a single fare or multiple fares for your friends and family.


The four-hour time window still applies for mobile ticketing. 


                                         DISCOUNTED/FARE FREE PROGRAMS

$1.00 Fare
Senior SmarTrip (during off-peak hours)


Free with valid card (or Personal Care Assistant Card)
MetroAccess and Alexandria DOT Paratransit

Free with valid Student ID Card
All students at participating high schools and middle schools ride DASH free during the school year. (See your school administration for further information).



Electronic Pass Information

Load your DASH Pass onto your SmarTrip® Card between the 1st and 15th of the month and your pass will be valid for the current calendar month.  Load your DASH Pass between the 16th and 31st of the month and your pass will be valid for the following calendar month.

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 on Fairfax Connector local routes. However, additional charges may apply.

Load your DASH Pass to your SmarTrip Card Online at


Paper Pass Information

The paper DASH Pass offers the same great benefits of the electronic pass in a paper format for those who don't use SmarTrip cards. 

You can purchase the Paper DASH Pass by mail or by contacting us.  Make check or money order payable to:

Alexandria Transit Company
3000 Business Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22314