• Metrorail:

    Metrorail provides transit service for more than 600,000 customers a day throughout the Washington, DC area. The Metrorail system has six color-coded rail lines, with the Bethesda Station on the red line.  There are no parking facilities at the Bethesda station. 

     Click here for more information about the Bethesda Metro Station.

    • Metrorail operates from 5:00 am until midnight Monday through Friday; 7:00 a.m. until midnight Saturday; Sunday: 8:00 a.m. until midnight
    • Red Line trains operate every 5 minutes during peak hours and every 12 minutes during off-peak hours  
    • Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains operate every 8 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes during off-peak hours



    Metrobus provides more than 400,000 trips each weekday serving 11,500 bus stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

    Buses are running starting at 4:00 am and ending at midnight. Check the timetable for specific start and end times  

    Paying for service

    Metrorail only uses SmarTrip® Card, a permanent, rechargeable farecard that is safe and easy to use. Buy SmarTrip® cards online, at any Metrorail station, or at many convenient locations

    When paying for Metrobus fare, riders can use SmarTrip® card or cash.  If using cash you must have exact change. Bus operators do not carry money. 

    Emergency Procedures

    Click here for a video from Metro about what you should know in case of an emergency.