Washington DC Metro Map

Washington DC Metro Map

The Washington DC Metro network includes 91 stations over 6 lines, which are labelled with colours. It serves the most touristic and important places of Washington DC, including the Ronal Reagan Washington National Airport, the White House and The Pentagon. 150 millions riders use the Washington DC Metro on a yearly basis, which is quite similar to the Chicago Subway. Below, you can find the Washington DC Metro Map.

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Washington DC Metro Map (Source Sameboat/CC BY-SA 4.0)

Washington DC Metro Lines

Blue Line

The Blue Line operates between stations Franconia–Springfield and Largo Town Center. It stops at 27 stations along 30 miles.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is served by the metro station that holds the same name. The Pentagon is accessible, not directly anymore though, from Pentagone station. The White House, offical residence of the President of the United States of America, is located at walking distance from McPherson Square metro station.

Green Line

The Green Line runs from Branch Avenue to Greenbelt station.
Baltimore–Washington International Airport is accessible from Greenbelt station via an express Metrobus service. The National Mall, the most popular park of Washington DC, can be visited from L’Enfant Plaza station. Around 25 millions visitors walk in its gardens every year. Archives metro station serves Ford’s Theatre, the place where Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865, and the National Museum of Natural History, the fourth most visited museum in the world after the Louvre, the National Museum of China and the National Air and Space Museum (also located in Washington DC).

Orange Line

The Orange Line operates from Vienna station to New Carrollton.
It serves many important places in the capital city of the United States of America. Georgetown neighbourhood is located close to Foggy Bottom–GWU station, while the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are accessible from Farragut West metro station. Important monuments and museums, such as St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, the Washington Monument, the Freer Gallery of Art, the National Air and Space Museum and the United States Botanic Garden can be accessed with the Orange Line.

Red Line

The Red Line runs between Shady Grove and Glenmont stations, its route forms a “U”. It is the longest and busiest line of the Washington Metro network.
Unlike the 5 other lines, the Red Line does not serve many important sites. However, it is possible to access the Capitol Building, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Calvary Baptist Church, the Washington National Cathedral and the National Zoo from the Red Line.

Silver Line

The Silver Line operates between Wiehle–Reston East and Largo Town Center stations. It has more stops than any other line of the Washington Metro, with 28 stations served.
The line is planned to be the busiest of the network in the near future, as its extension planned for 2020 will make it serve Washington Dulles International Airport. Many important sites of the U.S. capital are also accessible with the Silver Line, such as the Lincoln Memorial from Foggy Bottom–GWU station, the Mayflower Hotel and the Octagon House from Farragut West. The Washington Post headquarters can be accessed from McPherson Square, while Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium can be visited from Stadium–Armory metro station.

Yellow Line

The Yellow Line runs from Huntington station and Greenbelt. It is the shortest line of the network with only 17 stops over 15 miles.
Just as the Blue Line, the Yellow Line serves Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the Pentagon. The headquarters of the FBI are accessible from Archives station, while the National Building Museum can be visited from Gallery Place metro station.


Washington DC Metro Schedule

Washington Metro trains run between 5 AM and 11:30 PM from Monday to Thursday. Additional service is offered on Friday evenings until 1 AM. The 6 lines of the network are opened on Saturdays from 7 AM to 1 AM, and between 8 AM and 11 PM on Sundays.

You can have a look on the timetables of each of the 6 lines of Washington DC Metro on the WMATA website


Washington DC Metro Fares

The price of your ride on the Washington Metro will vary by distance between the first and last stations of your journey. For example, a ticket between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and McPherson Square stations will cost $2.40 ($2.75 on peak times, from opening to 9:30 AM and from 3 PM to 7 PM), while a journey between Greensboro and Silver Spring will be charged $3.85 ($6.00 during peak hours).

Every user of the Washington Metro services needs to purchase a SmarTrip® Card and add credit on it, paper tickets are not available anymore. The SmarTrip® Card can be bought at vending machines located in every station, you will then have the possibility to add credit on it to pay for your trips on the WMATA network, or purchase a daily or weekly pass.