*Effective July 1, 2018, the DASH Pass will increase from $40 to $45. 

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 as full DASH fare on Fairfax Connector local buses. However, additional charges may apply.

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DASH Pass Sales Locations



Purchase your Student Summer DASH Pass for $50 (a $130 value!!) and ride on DASH all summer!!


DASH is now selling the popular Student Summer DASH Pass through September 3, 2018. Alexandria middle and high school students can purchase the pass with proper student identification shown at the time of purchase. Passes may be used on all DASH buses, and routes, from now until Labor Day, September 3, 2018.


Student Summer DASH Passes are pre-loaded onto a SmarTrip® card ready use! Passes may  not be purchased and placed on an already existing SmarTrip® card. The pass can only be used on DASH buses. Additional cash value can be loaded onto the SmarTrip® card, along with other transit passes, for use on Metrorail and other regional transit agencies.


To purchase your pass, visit DASH Headquarters at 3000 Business Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22314 or contact 703.746.DASH.



Effective July 1, 2018, T.C. Williams High School students will no longer be able to ride DASH for free. Unless students purchase a Student Summer DASH Pass, all rides on DASH will cost $1.75. T. C. Williams High School students may again begin riding DASH for free during the 2018-19 school year.