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?

BikeArlington offers FREE confident cycling classes.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
126
14th Street Bridge
579
Arlington Mill Trail
190
Ballston Connector
80
Bluemont Connector
49
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
79
Custis Bon Air Park
345
Custis Rosslyn
376
Fairfax EB bike lane
57
Joyce St NB
19
Joyce St SB
17
Key Bridge East
403
Key Bridge West
285
Military NB bike lane
24
Military SB bike lane
20
MVT Airport South
673
Quincy NB bike lane
40
Quincy SB bike lane
21
Roosevelt Bridge
78
Rosslyn Bikeometer
354
TR Island Bridge
349
WOD Bon Air Park
368
WOD Bon Air West
523
WOD Columbia Pike
322
WOD East Falls Church
371
Wilson WB bike lane
112

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
471
14th Street Bridge
156
Arlington Mill Trail
529
Ballston Connector
333
Bluemont Connector
282
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
301
Custis Rosslyn
352
Joyce St NB
50
Joyce St SB
62
Key Bridge East
1838
Key Bridge West
1008
MVT Airport South
210
Roosevelt Bridge
79
TR Island Bridge
455
WOD Bon Air Park
331
WOD Bon Air West
351
WOD Columbia Pike
245
WOD East Falls Church
238

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
9757791
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