Senior Fares

VRE offers reduced-fare tickets to senior citizens aged 65 and older. Please view the Q&A below to determine if you qualify.

How Much Is The Discount?

The discount is 50% off the cost of a regular priced VRE ticket, with the exception of the VRE-TLC ticket.

Where Can You Purchase The Discounted VRE Tickets?

To determine which location is closest to you, please visit our vendor information page.

Who Qualifies?

Senior Citizens are defined by this policy as persons who are age 65 or older. Seniors can prove eligibility for discounted tickets with any valid photo ID that displays their birth date, or a valid medicare card.

What Do You Do When You Get To The Station?

After you have purchased your discounted ticket and arrived at the station you are planning to depart from, make sure that you validate your ticket in the validating machine on the platform prior to boarding the train. If you need any further assistance, our conductors are always available to serve you.

How Can I Get Senior Reduced Fares on VRE Mobile?

Senior Reduced Fares are available by entering the VRE issued Senior ID Number into the Mobile Application. To obtain a Senior ID Number and card VRE will require you to fill out the Senior Fare application along with proof of age.

There are several ways for you to submit your application, which are listed below. Please keep in mind that you must submit a headshot.jpg in order to have your application processed.

  • Fax your application to (703) 684-1313
  • Mail your application to our office:

Virginia Railway Express
Attn: Reduced Fare ID
1500 King Street, Suite 202
Alexandria, VA 22314 

Or, drop it off at VRE Headquarters.