Metro Direct Fares
Local Bus Day Pass must be purchased on PRTC buses using a SmarTrip card. Day Passes are good for local travel within Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park all day on the date issued. For more information, visit the Electronic Passes page.
Local Bus Weekly Pass must be purchased on PRTC buses using a SmarTrip card. A pass is good for seven consecutive days from the date it is first used and expires at midnight of the seventh day. For more information, visit the Electronic Passes page.
Reduced Fare Eligibility is applicable to adults 60 years and older, persons with a disability or persons presenting a valid Medicare card. Senior citizen verification may be required. Riders eligible for reduced fares on PRTC buses MUST PAY WITH CASH or WMATA issued Senior (65+)/Disabled SmarTrip Card. Passengers meeting reduced fare eligibility may apply for a Reduced Fare Eligibility Card by contacting PRTC Customer Service or by downloading the form in English or Spanish. The completed form and any required supporting documentation should be mailed to PRTC at the address on the form, faxed to (703) 583-1702 or converted to an electronic file and emailed to Omni@OmniRide.com.
Transit benefits may be used towards PRTC bus fares.
Metrochek is a tax-free, employer-sponsored benefit. Metrochek vouchers can be redeemed toward SmarTrip value, which can then be used to pay PRTC bus fares. Metrochecks are being discontinued in favor of SmartBenefits (see below). Metrocheks are no longer accepted at PRTC, but may be used to load value onto SmarTrip cards at Passes/Farecards machines at Metrorail stations.
SmartBenefits® is the electronically paid monthly (Metrochek) transit benefit that can be downloaded to SmarTrip cards using the Passes/Farecards machines at Metrorail stations.
SmarTrip® Sales Locations
All personal check transactions are subject to PRTC's Check Acceptance Policy. Credit card purchases may be made at the PRTC Transit Center, the Commuter Stores and at participating retail stores.
Transfers ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR FARES PAID WITH SMARTRIP. They are good for 3 hours on the day issued.
Using a SmarTrip card – The electronic farebox will calculate and automatically deduct the correct fare from your SmarTrip card.
When paying in cash – No transfers. Must pay separate fares on each bus.
Between PRTC Buses and VRE Trains
Transferring To Other Bus Systems
Transferring between OmniRide or Metro Direct buses and other regional bus systems is easy with a SmarTrip card. The electronic farebox will calculate and automatically deduct the correct fare from your SmarTrip card. Transfers must be made within 3 hours of boarding to receive credit. No transfer credit is given when transferring between OmniRide or Metro Direct buses and Metrorail.
Passengers paying cash and transferring to or from other regional bus systems WILL NOT receive a transfer discount and must pay the applicable fare for each portion of their trip. In order to receive a transfer discount on those services, riders must pay with SmarTrip cards.
For more information, call OmniRide Customer Service (703) 730-6664.
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