With the VRE Mobile ticketing app, you can buy and use tickets and passes on VRE commuter rail at anytime, anywhere directly from your smartphone. VRE Mobile also allows you to use your WMATA SmartBenefits® account to purchase tickets and passes. Just download the free app, register your debit/credit card in our secure system, and you are ready to go.


• Buy and use tickets and passes instantly on your smartphone using a debit/credit card, WMATA SmartBenefits®.
• Store multiple tickets on your phone for future use.
• Securely register your debit/credit card(s).
• Use your approved Reduced Fare account.

What’s New

Version 4.0.3

* This version will require you to log back into your account the first time after updating.

+ Fixed issue with some tickets being assigned to an invalid device.
+ UI updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
626 Ratings

626 Ratings

A bad dieter ,

Easy app for tickets but lacks alerts and real time info

I use the VRE app instead of paper tickets and works fine for me for its ticket function. And I like not having to worry about a paper ticket. My main complaint is that the app doesn’t have the actual times for train schedules (just a countdown in minutes to when the train is scheduled to arrive at each stop) or real time status (have to link through the website). It would be great to have push notifications when delays are occurring or for info on what’s happening when you’re on the train and there’s delays (instead of having to check Facebook and hope for info).

Also had a lot of difficulty when updating card info.

Lglebb ,

Great for its intended purpose

This app is just for buying and showing tickets and for that it's great. There is not really any other convenient way to convert smartbenefits to ten-day rides and for that I am extremely grateful. Admittedly it is cumbersome to connect your smartbenefits account to your VRE mobile setup, but once that is done you just use the app to buy tickets with your smartbenefits, a functionality that should have been available from the rollout of smartbenefits. The app should be called "mobile ticketing" because it seems everyone expects a more expansive app including train tracking, etc.

*squeeze* ,

Might as well go online

Positives: I can purchase and validate tickets in the app.

Negatives: I can ONLY purchase and validate tickets and vain the app.

The rider tools tab just links out to the VRE website which is pointless. If I wanted to go to the website, I would just go to the website. When I’m on the train and attempting to get on the app, it takes longer when we are going to an area with bad cell service. So no, not reliable in being able to access things like the static schedule without being connected to WiFi. But then again, it doesn’t offer you the ability to see a static schedule because you will be directly to their website. I would have expected that their app would have the most basic of details regarding their service available without needing to be connected to WiFi.

App Privacy

The developer, VRE, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Wallet

    Get all of your passes, tickets, cards, and more in one place.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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