PRTC has formed a partnership with Google Transit, a public transit trip planning feature of Google Maps. This feature permits users to plan travel using PRTC services and other regional transit systems who have also partnered with Google Maps. It is important to note that not all transit systems within the DC Metro area have partnered with Google Maps.
To get started with planning your trip, simply fill in the fields on the left and click "Get Directions". The results will not include fares. Click the "Fares & Transfers" tab above to calculate your fare.
Google Maps also provides walking directions to assist you in reaching a nearby bus stop and getting to your destination once you get off a bus. You can also use the street view feature of Google Maps to become familiar with the areas in the vicinity of our bus stops and your final destination.
To learn more about PRTC's transit services, click the "Commuter Bus" or "Local Bus" tabs above. For further assistance planning a trip, contact PRTC's Customer Service Office at 703-730-6664, or via Virginia Relay Center - TDD, call 711, 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM Monday - Friday
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
VRE monthly pass holders -- boarding a PRTC bus at a VRE Station or the bus stop nearest a VRE Station ride FREE. When riding a PRTC bus to get to a VRE Station, the applicable bus fare is required.
ALL other VRE pass holders – are required to pay applicable bus fare when traveling to and from VRE Stations.
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 PRTC's Customer Service (703) 730-6664, or via Virginia Relay Center - TDD, call 711, 5:30 AM - 8:30 PM Monday - Friday.
OmniLink & Cross County Connector Fares
SmarTrip cards are accepted on all PRTC buses. Visit the SmarTrip
page for more information.
Exact cash fare, bus token or SmarTrip card required.
Bus operators cannot make change.