Washington DC Metro System

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Metro operates Monday through Thursday from 5 a.m. to midnight; Friday until 3 a.m.; Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m.; and Sunday from 7 a.m. to midnight. Base fares start at $1.75 per trip (including trips between all downtown points), but the rates are higher for when you come from the suburbs or during rush hour. The maximum one-way fare that you can pay is $4.50. You can purchase a one-day ticket for $8.30, which allows you to ride as many times as you’d like after 9:30 a.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

The metro system is five colored lines: Red, Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green, connected to each other at transfer stations in downtown and the close-in suburbs. Some stations are serviced by more than one line. Trains are clearly marked with the color of the line. Trains indicate the direction in which they are traveling with the name of the end-point of the line. During rush hour, trains usually come every 5-6 minutes. At off-peak times, trains come every 12 minutes and late-night trains come every 15 to 20 minutes

Tickets can be purchased by cash or credit cards from vending machines located at the stations. Station managers are on hand to assist you in purchasing your tickets.

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