Prince George's County provides TheBus, a County bus service meeting local transportation needs by providing 27 routes, covering over 10,000 miles. TheBus operates Monday through Friday, five days a week; however, no service is provided on major holiday's (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day).
- The base fare is currently $1.25
- Seniors (60+) and persons with disabilities and Medicare card holders with a valid photo ID ride TheBus FREE-of-charge during normal operational hours from 6 AM – 7 PM, Monday - Friday. In addition, persons with disabilities with a MetroAccess ID may bring one personal companion with them on board TheBus at no charge
- “Kids Ride Free” on TheBus is available to students after school dismissal on regularly scheduled school days, Monday – Friday (holidays and vacations excluded), from 2:00 – 7:00 PM. Students must present proper identification to the bus driver to be eligible to ride free during the hours of operation.
TheBus is currently connected with NextBus a service that uses satellite technology and advanced computer modeling to track vehicles on their routes. NextBus can estimate vehicle arrivals with a high degree of accuracy. This estimate is updated constantly. For more information please visit the Prince George's County NextBus Website.
Hours of operation run from 6:30am-7:00pm. To access a bus schedule and obtain up-to-date schedule information, please call 301.324.BUSS (2877) or TDD: 1.800.735.2258. You may also check individual route schedules for specific hours of operation as well as fare information at the DPW&T Website.
The Bus accepts SmarTrip© cards (permanent, rechargeable farecards) Similar to credit cards, plastic SmarTrip cards are embedded with a computer chip that keeps track of the value of the card.