U-Pass® in Apple Wallet

If you have an iPhone 8 (or newer) and/or an Apple Watch Series 5 (or newer) running on the latest version of iOS; in just a few easy steps, you can now transfer your plastic U-Pass card to Apple Wallet. Once your card is transferred to the Apple Wallet, simply hold the back of your iPhone or Apple Watch near a Metro faregate or farebox card reader (2-3 inches above it is ideal) to pay with U-Pass.

Here’s how to get started:

  • Watch this short video to see how easy it is to transfer your existing U-Pass card to Apple Wallet.

Enter the unique date of birth and phone number for your school provided below:

School Name: George Washington University

Date of Birth: December 14, 2021

Phone Number: 202-000-0000


Please note that the virtual card from the 2022-2023 academic year is not applicable to the Fall 2023 UPass card.  You will not be able to virtualize your card for the new academic year until you pick up your new UPass card.

For the best experience, turn on Express Transit for your U-Pass card in the settings for Wallet & Apple Pay.  Follow the instructions here: Use Express Mode for Transit Cards in Apple Wallet. With Express Transit turned on for UPass, just tap and go.

  • After you transfer your plastic GW U-Pass to Apple Wallet, your plastic card will be deactivated and can’t be used again.
  • Check out Metro’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Please reach out to our UPASS team with any questions or for program information. For more information on how to transfer U-Pass to Apple Wallet visit https://www.wmata.com/fares/U-Pass/U-Pass-in-Apple-Wallet.cfm or call (888) SMARTRIP (888-762-7874).