High School and Middle School Students: Get where you need to go – FAST and FREE!
Did you know that you can now sign-up for a Free Student Bus Pass SmarTrip card at all Fairfax County High Schools and Middle Schools and ride the Fairfax Connector and City of Fairfax CUE bus for free? For more information visit your school’s administration office; you will need to have your parent’s/guardian’s approval for signing up.
3 Things to Remember - Applying For Your Free Pass
Your free student bus pass SmarTrip card permits students to ride Fairfax Connector or City of Fairfax CUE buses for free from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week, all year. All other times you will need cash or a standard SmarTrip® card.
Students can download the application and turn in their completed form to their school's administration office to get the appropriate form to sign up. Home school/private students: please send completed applications to Michele Philips.
Parent/guardian consent is required for this program (this is a requirement of FCPS; Fairfax County Government does not distribute consent forms.)
Learn How to Use Your Student Bus Pass (English & Español)
Your Free Student Bus Pass is now a specially designed SmarTrip Card!
Beginning with the 2018-2019 School Year, students who sign up for a free Student Bus Pass will receive a specially designed SmarTrip Card instead of a flash pass. Here’s what you need to know:
The Student Bus Pass SmarTrip card can ONLY be used on Fairfax Connector and City of Fairfax CUE
When you board the bus simply tap the card on the farebox and go!
If you wish to use Metrobus, Metrorail or any other transit system that accepts SmarTrip you will need a standard SmarTrip card
Keep in mind, the card CAN NOT:
Be used on Metrorail or Metrobus
Carry any cash value. You can’t add money to it like a regular SmarTrip card.