Travel and Transportation
Get There Fast and Easy
The energetic city of D.C. loves to be explored: choose one of the many options to move about easily and comfortably.
Take advantage of UPass, a personal SmarTrip card provided by WMATA and AU, which provides unlimited rides throughout the semester on Metrorail and Metrobus (including express and airport shuttle buses) for trips to school, work, internships, cultural events, and entertainment destinations.
The Metrorail operates from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, and from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends.
Metrobus is an excellent support to the Metrorail, providing connections to locations not serviced by the Metrorail. Over 1,400 buses run extensive routes throughout the city and the greater Washington, D.C. area. By purchasing a SmarTrip card, users can load a specific amount to the card for multiple rides.