Buying VRE Tickets

VRE Mobile

Now you can buy and use VRE tickets and passes instantly on your smartphone – anytime, anywhere! Download from the Google Play or iTunes App Store today!

  • No paper tickets to keep track of
  • No need to stop at a vendor location or ticket vending machine
  • Split payment between two cards, or a cards and SmartBenefits?
  • Purchase tickets at your convenience, then just validate before boarding the train

Order Tickets From Commuter Direct!

Fill out Commuter Direct's Online Order Form and have your tickets mailed to your home or business on either an ongoing biweekly or monthly basis. Credit Card information is safe because the Commuter Page uses a secure third-party vendor to encrypt the information before it is passed on for processing by in Arlington. Give it a try!!!

Station Vending Machines

Use Your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or STAR bank card at the ticket vending machines at all stations. Please Note: The ticket vending machines at the stations do not accept cash.

Sales Outlets

Selected sales outlets sell tickets near stations. Some locations also accept credit cards, debit cards and checks. For information on sales outlets in your area, visit our vendor locations page or call 703-684-1001.

From Your Employer

Many firms and agencies can help you obtain your train tickets at big savings. If they are not familiar with SmartBenefits, encourage your benefits coordinator or human resources director to call 202-962-1326 to find out more about this transit voucher program which can save both the employer and the employee MONEY!