|How late does the DC Metro run?
|The metro actually shuts down at midnight. In the mornings, the metro reopens at 5am on weekdays and 7am on weekends. For late night riders, be sure to arrive at the metro platform by 11:30pm at the latest, otherwise you will not be able to board.
|How often does the DC Metro arrive at stations?
|The metro schedule varies somewhat depending on the time of the day. Typically riders can expect the metro to come every 15-20 minutes during off peak hours and during peak hours every 5 to 10 minutes.
|Can I take the DC Metro to the airport?
|The Metro connects directly with the terminal at DCA and Dulles airport. but does not connect directly with Dulles and BWI. To get from BWI to Washington, DC use the MARC train that connects with the Metro and downtown DC at Union Station. Another option to get from BWI to Washington, DC is to use the Metrobus that will connect with the Greenbelt metro station. It will take about 30 minutes to ride into Washigton, DC from Greenbelt.
|How much does it cost kids to ride the DC Metro?
|Up to two children under 5 can ride the metro for free with their parent or guardian.
|Can I take a bike on the DC Metro?
|Yes from 10am-4pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. They limit it to two bicycles per metro car on weekdays, and 4 bicycles per metro car on weekends. You won’t typically have to worry though, as there are plenty of cars available.
|How much does it cost to ride the DC Metro?
|The fares vary depending on the time of day and the distance. Depending on the distance fares start at $1.75 and can climb up to $5.90 for longer commutes. The Metros do not take cash, so you will need to purchase a SmarTrip card. You can either purchase a regular card for $8 ($2 for the card and preloaded with $8 for fares) or get a day pass for $14.50, which can be used an unlimited number of times until the end of the operating day. To find out the specific cost of a trip, use the Metro’s trip planner for an exact amount.
|Does the DC Metro have a station on the National Mall near Smithsonian Museums?
|Yes, the station is called Smithsonian on the orange line. This station places you directly on the National Mall within walking distance to the most popular Smithsonian stations.