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?

Arlington County has 50 miles of shared-use, off-street trails.

More

News Headlines
Metro's busy Red Line to slow during SafeTrack Surge 6, 7

July 27, 2016, NBC Washington

Silver Line construction will affect Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride

July 26, 2016, Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project

DDOT Prepares for SafeTrack Surge #6

July 27, 2016, DDOT

Bus stop relocation at Franconia-Springfield Metro

July 27, 2016, Fairfax County

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
767
14th Street Bridge
2388
Arlington Mill Trail
355
Ballston Connector
397
Bluemont Connector
200
CC Connector
634
Clarendon EB bike lane
246
Custis Bon Air Park
1276
Custis Rosslyn
1860
Fairfax EB bike lane
174
Joyce St NB
30
Joyce St SB
35
Key Bridge East
1288
Key Bridge West
843
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
59
MVT Airport South
2314
Quincy NB bike lane
123
Quincy SB bike lane
134
Roosevelt Bridge
532
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1614
TR Island Bridge
1497
WOD Bon Air Park
880
WOD Bon Air West
1653
WOD Columbia Pike
750
WOD East Falls Church
1252
Wilson WB bike lane
280

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
546
14th Street Bridge
217
Arlington Mill Trail
1198
Ballston Connector
215
Bluemont Connector
240
CC Connector
318
Custis Bon Air Park
306
Custis Rosslyn
261
Joyce St NB
47
Joyce St SB
70
Key Bridge East
1149
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
125
Roosevelt Bridge
106
TR Island Bridge
414
WOD Bon Air Park
359
WOD Bon Air West
427
WOD Columbia Pike
450
WOD East Falls Church
255

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
5932194
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