Tysons Central is conveniently located just steps from the new Greensboro Station of Metro’s Silver Line. The proximity of Tysons Central to the metro makes commuting to and from Tysons Central quick and easy. By using the metro, there’s no need to worry about being stuck in traffic or finding a parking spot. The metro is also a great resource that can be used to connect with surrounding areas. Check out WMATA’s website for fares, schedules, and more information.
SmarTrip Card 101
A SmarTrip card is a rechargeable farecard used to pay Metrorail, Metro bus, and local bus systems in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. A SmarTrip Card is necessary for any commuter that uses the metro in the area. You will need a SmarTrip card to park at any Metro lot.
What is a SmarTrip Card?
A SmarTrip card is a rechargeable farecard used to pay Metrorail, Metro bus, and local bus systems in Virginia, Maryland, and DC.
Why buy a SmarTrip Card?
A SmarTrip Card is necessary for any commuter in the area. You will need a SmarTrip card to park at any Metro lot. SmarTrip users also receive free bus-to-bus transfers and reduced bus-to-rail transfers.
How much is a SmarTrip Card?
Single SmarTrip Cards are $10 and cost $2 for the actual card and come with a stored value of $8.
Where to buy a SmarTrip Card?
SmarTrip dispensers at Metrorail stations
ONLINE: Purchase SmarTrip cards online and WMATA will mail it to you.
METRO SALES OFFICES: Metro Center Station
RETAIL STORES: Select CVS/pharmacy and Giant Food stores in the region that display the SmarTrip® sign.
TRANSIT STORE: Connector Store at Tysons-West Park Transit Station, 8300 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102; 703-448-3295; Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Where can you use a SmarTrip Card?
You can use your SmarTrip Card at the following transit services
ART- Arlington Transit
CUE– Fairfax City
Loundon County Transit
OmniLink– PRTC Bus Service
Maryland Mass Transit Administration (MTA)
Metrorail and Metrobus
Parking at Metro facilities
How to buy and use Metro’s SmarTrip card
Guaranteed Ride Home
Guaranteed Ride Home provides commuters who regularly (at least twice a week) carpool, vanpool, bike, walk or take public transit to work with a free and reliable ride home when one may need an immediate means of transportation in the event of an emergency.
Commuters may take advantage of Guaranteed Ride Home up to 4 times per year to get home for unexpected emergencies such as having to stay overtime at work, a personal illness, or a sick child. Guaranteed Ride Home is designed to be a safety net when one of life’s unexpected emergencies arise. Knowing there’s a guaranteed ride home makes commuting less stressful and provides peace of mind when using commuting options like transit and carpools.
Guaranteed Ride Home is completely free to qualified candidates! Ready to join the program? Click here for a guaranteed ride home.