TheBus accepts cash and SmarTrip cards for payment of fares. Pennies are not accepted. Bus-to-bus transfers are free only when using SmarTrip. Other passes are available (such as weekly or monthly). Please have exact fare ready when you board. Drivers do not carry change.
Seniors (60+) and persons with disabilities and Medicare card holders with a valid photo ID ride TheBus Free-of-charge during normal operational hours from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday - Friday. Riders just have to present one form of proper identification - driver’s license, Metro Senior/Metro Disabled/MetroAccess card, or similar ID - to the bus driver. In addition, persons with disabilities with a MetroAccess ID may bring one personal companion with them on board; TheBus at no charge. Complementing the County’s transit system, TheBus, MetroAccess provides service for persons with disabilities who are unable to use the regular transit systems and have been certified eligible. For further information regarding the program, please call MetroAccess at 800-523-7009 / 301-588-7835 (TTY) or visit the MetroAccess website.
“Kids Ride Free” on TheBus is available to students after school dismissal on regularly scheduled school days, Monday - Friday (holidays and vacations excluded), from 2 - 7 p.m. Students must present proper identification to the bus driver to be eligible to ride for free during the hours of operation. View a list of Prince George's County Public Schools (PDF) serviced by TheBus. If a school is not listed, it is not serviced by TheBus.
No smoking. No eating or drinking. No pets or animals; service animals are permitted. Electronic devices with earphones only. Buses stop only at designated stops.