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

Metro's Trip Planner

Use Metro's Trip Planner to find out exactly how to get where you want to go in the Washington, D.C. area, using Metro bus 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
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