Reduced Fare CharmCard - The reusable reduced fare payment card
Anywhere.  CharmCard(R) can get you there.
For Seniors and Permanent Disability Customers Return to Main CharmCard® Site

Customers who qualify must be:

  • Seniors, 65 years and older -OR-
  • Permanent Disabled, with valid MTA identification

Reduced Fare CharmCard®s are not available to Temporary Disabled customers.

The card may be used to ride at reduced fare on:

  • MTA Local Bus
  • MTA Light Rail
  • MTA Metro Subway
  • Washington, DC wherever the SmarTrip logo is displayed.


    - Prince George’s County, TheBus
    - Montgomery County; RIDE ON
    - Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; WMATA
    - Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park; PRTC
    - Loudoun County; Loudoun Commuter Bus Service
    - Fairfax County; Fairfax Connector
    - Fairfax City; CUE
    - DC Circulator
    - Alexandria Transit Company; DASH
    - Arlington Transit; ART

Load your card with:

  • Up to $200 in stored transit value
  • 1-Day Pass
  • 31-Day Pass
  • It works like a Debit Card or Gift Card, and may be reloaded

Your card is registered when purchased for balance protection. If lost, damaged or stolen:

  • Notify the Regional Customer Service Center call 1-888-SmarTrip (1-888-762-7874).
  • Value on your card at the time reported, minus a card replacement fee, will be refunded to you.
  • Replacement card will be mailed to you.

To purchase a card come in person to:

  • Reduced Fare Certification Office
  • 6 Saint Paul Street, 1st Floor
  • Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Closed Fridays
  • Staff will be available to explain how the card works
  • Appointments are required for all in-person visits

Senior Citizen must present:

  • Valid government photo ID, with proof of age
  • $2.00 cash to purchase (card is pre-loaded with $2.00 value)

Permanent Disabled customers must present:

  • MTA issued Disability ID
  • $2.00 cash to purchase (card is pre-loaded with $2.00 value)

If your card is lost, damaged or stolen:

  • Call the phone number on the back of the card.
  • 1-888-SmarTrip (1-888-762-7874).

Questions about using your card?

  • Click “How to Use Your Card” link above.