What Time Does DC Metro Close & Open?

DC Metro trains run on weekdays, weekends and most federal holidays. The stations usually open very early in the morning and close at late night. Please note that DC Metro hours may slightly differ during some federal holidays and special events. You will find more details below.

What Time Does DC Metro Close & Open on Weekdays?

DC Metro will open at 5 a.m. and close at 11:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. While Friday hours are from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. The trains will run between these hours on weekdays. Keep in mind that peak hours on weekdays are usually from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please note that there are some federal holidays that may lead to the adjustment of the aforementioned hours.

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Is DC Metro Open on Saturday and Sunday?

Dc Metro trains operate on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Be aware that weekend hours may also be affected during some national holidays. Additionally, there are usually no rush hours on weekends.

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DC Metro Hours

DaysNormal HoursPeak Hours
Monday5 AM – 11:30 PM5 – 9:30 AM & 3 – 7 PM
Tuesday5 AM – 11:30 PM5 – 9:30 AM & 3 – 7 PM
Wednesday5 AM – 11:30 PM5 – 9:30 AM & 3 – 7 PM
Thursday5 AM – 11:30 PM5 – 9:30 AM & 3 – 7 PM
Friday5 AM – 1 AM5 – 9:30 AM & 3 – 7 PM
Saturday7 AM – 1 AMNo peak
Sunday8 AM – 11 PMNo peak

DC Metro Holiday Hours

DC Metro lines will operate on the holidays stated in the table below. You will be allowed to have a free ride on December 24th from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Dec. 25th. Keep in mind that during some of these holidays, DC Metro hours are likely to be slightly adjusted.

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New Year’s DayWednesdayJan 1Regular Hours
Martin Luther King DayMondayJan 18Regular Hours
Presidents’ DayMondayFeb 15Regular Hours
Good FridayFridayApril 2Regular Hours
EasterSundayApril 4Regular Hours
Memorial DayMondayMay 31Regular Hours
Independence DaySundayJul 4Regular Hours
Labor DaySaturdayMay 1Regular Hours
Columbus DayMondayOct 11Regular Hours
Veterans DayThursdayNov 11Regular Hours
Day Before ThanksgivingWednesdayNov 24Regular Hours
ThanksgivingThursdayNov 25Regular Hours
Black FridayFridayNov 26Regular Hours
Christmas EveFridayDec 24Regular Hours
Christmas DaySaturdayDec 25Regular Hours
Day After ChristmasSundayDec 26Regular Hours
New Year’s EveFridayDec 31Regular Hours