• 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


    Beginning July 17, Metrorail service on the Red Line will be impacted by Metro's Tunnel Ventilation Pilot Project. Click here to read more.


    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.