Bus passes issued by regional bus systems, including VRE passes, VRE Transit Link Cards, DASH Pass or MetroAccess ID cards can be used as valid fare media. Transfers using a SmarTrip® card are valid for making an unlimited number of bus-to-bus transfers, including round trips, within two hours of the first boarding. An additional fare may have to be paid when transferring between transit systems.
Full fares are discounted to the amounts on the fare chart for customers 65 years of age and older and persons with disabilities.
Seniors can receive a reduced fare by showing the bus operator a Medicare or Medicaid card and paying the fare in cash. However, the preferred method is to utilize a Senior SmarTrip® card. Individuals can acquire a Senior SmarTrip® card at any Connector Store or WMATA Commuter Store by showing proof of age and paying the $2.50 card purchase fee.
A SmarTrip® card provides for up to two hours of free bus-to-bus transfers, and $2.00 discounts for rail-to-bus transfers.
SmarTrip® cards can be purchased at Connector Stores and Metrorail Stations
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Transfer
Passengers transferring from the VRE system to a Fairfax Connector bus will be allowed a free, one-way transfer when boarding at a VRE station. Passengers must display valid VRE fare media (passes, tickets). Passengers returning on a Fairfax Connector bus to a VRE station are required to pay the full, applicable bus fare.
Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) and Fairfax Connector ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need this information in an alternate format or would like to request reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency for events, contact FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711. Requests for assistance must be received at least 7 business days in advance of an event.