Washington DC Travel Guide and City Tour
The Washington Metrorail System is DC's metro system. It consists of five lines (red, blue, orange, yellow and green) that span a distance of 106 miles. The 86 stations cover nearly all major tourist attractions in the capital. The lines converge at different stations.
Visitors to Washington DC can pick up a metro "Pocket Guide" that includes a map of he network and identifies popular tourist attractions near each station.
Metro fares range from $1.45 to $2.45, depending on the distance travelled and the time of day. Day pases cost $8.30 while a week long pass will put you back $41.
Please visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website for comprehensive transit information including free maps, fare information, current transit schedules and a soft copy of the pocket guide previously mentioned.