Getting Around Ballston

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 | Trip Planners | 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.
  • CarFreeNearMe tells you what routes are near you and when the next bus or train will arrive. Just plug in an address or use your location to see all the options nearby.

Transit Fares & Information

Did You Know?

11 Metrorail stops are located in Arlington.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
259
14th Street Bridge
2429
Arlington Mill Trail
311
Ballston Connector
342
Bluemont Connector
160
CC Connector
464
Clarendon EB bike lane
130
Custis Bon Air Park
359
Custis Rosslyn
818
Fairfax EB bike lane
90
Joyce St NB
20
Joyce St SB
26
Key Bridge East
754
Key Bridge West
372
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
54
MVT Airport South
1423
Quincy NB bike lane
69
Quincy SB bike lane
62
Roosevelt Bridge
150
Rosslyn Bikeometer
773
TR Island Bridge
973
WOD Bon Air Park
1141
WOD Bon Air West
1376
WOD Columbia Pike
948
WOD East Falls Church
1099
Wilson WB bike lane
169

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
821
14th Street Bridge
358
Arlington Mill Trail
981
Ballston Connector
471
Bluemont Connector
452
CC Connector
686
Custis Bon Air Park
236
Custis Rosslyn
606
Joyce St NB
87
Joyce St SB
141
Key Bridge East
3748
Key Bridge West
1685
MVT Airport South
392
Roosevelt Bridge
140
TR Island Bridge
1159
WOD Bon Air Park
635
WOD Bon Air West
765
WOD Columbia Pike
652
WOD East Falls Church
393

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1256497
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