Fairfax Connector

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our call center is open 5AM-10PM M-F, 7AM-9PM Sat-Sun

TTY 703-339-1608

4050 Legato Road, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22033

Dwayne Pelfrey,

Fares and Policies

Fare Cost Breakdown

Fare Type

Fare Media


Seniors & People with Disabilities

Base Fare
Regular Routes SmarTrip or Cash $2.00 $1.00
Express & Other Fares
393, 394, 395396, 697698699 & 835 SmarTrip or Cash $4.25 $2.10
350(TAGS), 423 & 424 SmarTrip or Cash $0.50 $0.50
480 Wolf Trap Express (Fare is round trip) SmarTrip or Cash $5.00 $5.00
599 SmarTrip or Cash $4.25 $3.75
Metrorail-to-Bus Transfer
Regular Routes SmarTrip FREE FREE
Cash $2.00 $1.00
393, 394, 395396, 697698699 & 835 SmarTrip $2.25 $0.10
Cash $4.25 $2.10
350(TAGS), 423 & 424 SmarTrip FREE FREE
Cash $0.50 $0.50
480 Wolf Trap Express (Fare is round trip) SmarTrip $3.00 $3.00
Cash $5.00 $5.00
599 SmarTrip or Cash $4.25 $3.25
Bus-to-Bus Transfer (Costs based on transfer from Regular Routes)
Regular Routes SmarTrip FREE up to 2 hours FREE up to 2 hours
Cash $2.00 $1.00
393, 394, 395396, 697698699 & 835 SmarTrip $2.25 $1.10
Cash $4.25 $2.10
350(TAGS), 423 & 424 SmarTrip FREE up to 2 hours FREE up to 2 hours
Cash $0.50 $0.50
480 Wolf Trap Express (Fare is round trip) SmarTrip or Cash $5.00 $5.00
599 SmarTrip or Cash $4.25 $3.75


Children 12 and under ride FREE when accompanied with a paying adult.

Kids 12 and under ride free


FREE for Fairfax County middle and high school student with a valid Student Bus Pass.Student Bus Pass

Policies and Guidelines

Fares and Policies Brochure (PDF)

  • Please have your fare media (SmarTrip® cards, cash, passes) ready when boarding the bus.
  • Exact fare is required when paying by cash. Pennies are not accepted.
  • Drivers do not carry cash and do not make change.
  • Fairfax Connector no longer issues paper transfers. However, paper transfers from other systems will be honored.
  • Swipe your SmarTrip® card separately from other electronic-readable media to avoid malfunctions and misreads, including reading of information embedded in other media.
  • Fare media may be purchased at Connector Store locations.
  • 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.
  • For information on receiving a reduced fare for persons with disabilities, visit WMATA's reduced fare program.

Travel Cheaper and Easier with SmarTrip®

  • 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.

For More Information

  • Email us at fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov
  • Call our Telephone Information Center (TIC) at 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608
    (Monday - Friday, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Visit one of our Connector Stores at six convenient locations. 

Accessibility (Title VI)

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.

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