Riders can pay directly at Metrorail fare gates and Metrobus fare boxes using their contactless-enabled bankcards or digital wallets instead of buying an EASY Card or EASY Ticket.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express contactless-enabled bankcards. Accepted digital wallets include:
- Apple Pay
- Google Pay
- Samsung Pay
- Fitbit Pay
EASY Cards, EASY Tickets, and EASY Pay Mobile Tickets continue to be accepted.
For more information, visit Frequently Asked Questions.
Benefits of Contactless Payment
- It’s easy to use! There’s no need to figure out what type of fare product to buy or register for an account. Simply tap and go on Metrorail or Metrobus.
- It saves time! There’s no need to stand in line at a ticket vending machine to buy a ticket.
- It’s flexible! Choose how you want to pay. Use your contactless-enabled bank card or your digital wallet.
- It’s a great value! You’ll receive the great benefit of fare-capping while maintaining the flexibility to pay as you ride on Metrorail or Metrobus.
Tips for using Contactless Payment
First, have your mobile phone or wearable ready and charged for fast entry. When using a digital wallet, you may need to open your phone's digital wallet app or authenticate on your mobile phone and tap again, if prompted.
Many mobile phones have shortcuts to make them ready to pay before you tap the reader.
Here are some tips for common mobile phones and wearables.
- If you're using Apple Pay, you can ready your iPhone or Apple Watch with Apple Pay for a contactless payment using tips from Apple.
- If you're using Google Pay, you can ready many Android phones or wearable to make a contactless payment by simply unlocking them as you walk up. For more, check out tips from Google.
- If you're using Samsung Pay, you can ready your device from its locked state by swiping up from the bottom edge of the phone to open Samsung Pay. You'll need to use the fingerprint reader or enter your unlock code to pay.
- If you're using Fitbit Pay, you'll need to pull up your card on the device's screen.
- Use one payment type for each person. If you’re paying for someone who is travelling with you, you will need to use a different card or device for each person. Don’t tap-in more than once with the same card or device, to avoid being charged an incomplete journey fare each time you tap-in.