Getting Around Ballston

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Photo: Metro escalator in BallstonThe Ballston-MU Metro station, on Metrorail's Orange and Silver lines, is the focal point of Ballston. This urban village is also served by several Metrobus routes, all connecting to the Metro station. ART - Arlington Transit, Arlington's local bus system, operates several routes in Ballston. Bicyclists can get in and out of Ballston via the Custis (I-66) and Bluemont Junction trails, and use on-street trails and bike lanes within the neighborhood. Scroll down or choose a link below for more information about getting around Ballston.

Metrorail | Metrobus | Arlington Transit – ART | Bicycling & Bikesharing | Walking | Carsharing | Slug Line | Taxis | Maps | Metro's Trip Planner (door-to-door directions) | Transit Fares & Information

Metrorail

Regional rail service for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Metrobus

Regional bus service for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. For additional bus routes, see ART, below.

Photo: ART bus in BallstonArlington Transit–ART

ART is Arlington's local bus service. For additional bus service, see Metrobus, above.

Bicycling & Bikesharing

Walking

Carsharing

Slug Line

  • Location: Corner of N. Stuart Street and Ninth Street, approximately one block north of the Ballston Commons Mall (Wilson Blvd and North Glebe Road) and south of the Ballston-MU Metro station.
  • Destinations: Springfield, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, and Stafford, VA. More information.

Taxis

Maps

Trip Planners

CarFreeAtoZ gives you all your transit, walk and bike options, including Capital Bikeshare, for the region. This multi-modal trip planning and comparison tool gives you turn-by-turn directions, travel times, costs and calories burned, as well as trips that combine more than one option.

Use Metro's Trip Planner to find out how to get where you want to go in the Washington, D.C. area, using Metrobus and rail and local bus systems. The Trip Planner asks you where you're starting and when and where you want to go. Then it finds the best way for you to get there using the Metro system and local bus systems.

Transit Fares & Information

  • CommuterPage.com® – Easy commutes begin here®.
  • CommuterDirect.com® – Purchase transit fares online.
  • The Commuter Store® - Brick-and-mortar stores with four Arlington locations and a Mobile Commuter Store.
    • Ballston location: kiosk located on the Metro plaza at the top of the escalators
    • Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Did You Know?

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
758
14th Street Bridge
913
Arlington Mill Trail
435
Ballston Connector
257
Bluemont Connector
207
CC Connector
620
Clarendon EB bike lane
165
Custis Bon Air Park
1078
Custis Rosslyn
2075
Fairfax EB bike lane
120
Joyce St NB
24
Joyce St SB
26
Key Bridge East
1144
Key Bridge West
522
Military NB bike lane
62
Military SB bike lane
54
MVT Airport South
2599
Quincy NB bike lane
109
Quincy SB bike lane
78
Roosevelt Bridge
301
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1113
TR Island Bridge
1432
WOD Bon Air Park
1516
WOD Bon Air West
1857
WOD Columbia Pike
1285
WOD East Falls Church
1503
Wilson WB bike lane
193

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
634
14th Street Bridge
315
Arlington Mill Trail
462
Ballston Connector
304
Bluemont Connector
264
CC Connector
284
Custis Bon Air Park
332
Custis Rosslyn
330
Joyce St NB
98
Joyce St SB
122
Key Bridge East
1717
Key Bridge West
1438
MVT Airport South
119
Roosevelt Bridge
156
TR Island Bridge
580
WOD Bon Air Park
394
WOD Bon Air West
613
WOD Columbia Pike
486
WOD East Falls Church
257

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
6856202
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