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?

You could save $816 a month if you switch from driving to public transportation for your commute.

American Public Transportation Association

News Headlines
These researchers think we're nearing 'peak car' — and the consequences could be dramatic

Chris Mooney, September 26, 2016, Washington Post

Should Metro outsource late-night service to Uber and Lyft?

Martine Powers, September 26, 2016, Washington Post

Overhaul of D.C. taxicabs on the way

Martin Di Caro, September 26, 2016, WAMU

As service cuts loom, is Metro doing all the work it could?

Max Smith, September 26, 2016, WTOP

More News & Events

Upcoming Events
Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 1, 2016

6th Annual Arlington Fun Ride

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Walk/Bike to School Day

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Car-Free Diet at Westover Farmer's Market

Sunday, October 9, 2016

AARP HomeFit Workshop

Monday, October 10, 2016

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
663
14th Street Bridge
1859
Arlington Mill Trail
524
Ballston Connector
294
Bluemont Connector
209
CC Connector
1002
Clarendon EB bike lane
216
Custis Bon Air Park
1238
Custis Rosslyn
1378
Fairfax EB bike lane
149
Joyce St NB
30
Joyce St SB
33
Key Bridge East
1413
Key Bridge West
658
Military NB bike lane
51
Military SB bike lane
56
MVT Airport South
2999
Quincy NB bike lane
102
Quincy SB bike lane
77
Roosevelt Bridge
375
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1340
TR Island Bridge
1705
WOD Bon Air Park
1805
WOD Bon Air West
2086
WOD Columbia Pike
1474
WOD East Falls Church
1680
Wilson WB bike lane
287

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
1239
14th Street Bridge
642
Arlington Mill Trail
964
Ballston Connector
394
Bluemont Connector
383
CC Connector
681
Custis Bon Air Park
722
Custis Rosslyn
702
Joyce St NB
88
Joyce St SB
119
Key Bridge East
3756
Key Bridge West
1433
MVT Airport South
905
Roosevelt Bridge
206
TR Island Bridge
1864
WOD Bon Air Park
1084
WOD Bon Air West
1108
WOD Columbia Pike
970
WOD East Falls Church
632

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8058776
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