Stress-free way to get around!

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)

Metro is a convenient and stress-free way to get around the Washington, DC metropolitan area either by bus or rail. You can explore the city and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs without the hassles of traffic and parking.


Metrobus stops, which are designated with red, white, and blue signs.

Check the bus destination before you board. The route number and destination are displayed above the windshield and on the boarding side of the bus. All buses in the Metro fleet are accessible, with the ability to kneel or lower; all have either low floor ramps or lifts and feature two wheelchair securement areas and priority seating for senior citizens and people with disabilities near the front of the bus.

For planning bus trips, please see the Trip Planner


Metrorail provides safe, clean, reliable transit service for more than 700,000 customers a day throughout the Washington, DC area. The system is the second busiest in the United States, serving 86 stations in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The Metrorail system has five color-coded rail lines: Red, Orange, Blue, Yellow and Green. The layout of the system makes it possible to travel between any two stations with no more than a single transfer.

All Metrorail stations and rail cars are accessible. all stations feature accessible priority parking near station entrances, information on station pylons in Braille and raised alphabet, and extra-wide faregates, among other features. All stations have elevators and directional signs indicating elevator locations.

Rail cars feature gap reducers between the car and the platform, barriers between cars, priority seating for people with disabilities and senior citizens, and emergency intercoms accessible to wheelchair users that also include instructions in Braille and raised alphabet.

For detailed information, see Metro’s Metrorail Accessibility page.