Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® Cards

Senior SmarTrip card
  • The Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card is for Montgomery County residents ages 5 to 18 (older if still in high school).
  • Cards are no longer valid after graduation from high school.
  • Use this card to pay Youth fares on Ride On buses, and as ID during Kids Ride Free hours.
  • Stored value can be also added to the card for usage on
    • Metrobuses
    • Metrorail
    • Other transit agencies that accept SmarTrip® cards
  • Effective October 1, 2019, all student riders must use the Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® Card for free rides.

How to get Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® cards

  • There is currently no cost to get a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip card. New cards have no stored value.
  • Elementary school students must have a parent/guardian complete and sign the application form.

Youth Passes

See details about Youth Monthly Passes.


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