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?

Each U.S. rush-hour auto commuter spends an average of 50 hours a year stuck in traffic.

League of American Cyclists

News Headlines
MARC Penn Line schedule changes effective May 2

April 26, 2016, MTA

FTA inspectors uncover more Metro track defects

Robert McCartney, Lori Aratani, May 1, 2016, Washington Post

Metro expands fire liason presence at Control Center

May 2, 2016, WMATA

Metro late-night track work puts wide gap between trains

Robert Thomson, May 2, 2016, Washington Post

More News & Events

Upcoming Events
Crystal City Sparket

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

National Bike and Walk to School Day

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Animal Welfare League of Arlington Walk for the Animals

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Bike to the Game - DC United

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Birding Trip: Warblers of the Blue Ridge

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
70
14th Street Bridge
182
Arlington Mill Trail
104
Ballston Connector
174
Bluemont Connector
42
CC Connector
469
Clarendon EB bike lane
49
Custis Bon Air Park
219
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
37
Joyce St SB
9
Key Bridge East
273
Key Bridge West
162
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
14
Quincy NB bike lane
19
Quincy SB bike lane
21
Roosevelt Bridge
44
Rosslyn Bikeometer
203
TR Island Bridge
213
WOD Bon Air Park
271
WOD Bon Air West
334
WOD Columbia Pike
228
WOD East Falls Church
236
Wilson WB bike lane
61

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
691
14th Street Bridge
405
Arlington Mill Trail
814
Ballston Connector
263
Bluemont Connector
223
CC Connector
427
Custis Bon Air Park
591
Custis Rosslyn
1337
Joyce St SB
112
Key Bridge East
3200
Key Bridge West
1455
Roosevelt Bridge
149
TR Island Bridge
1276
WOD Bon Air Park
870
WOD Bon Air West
888
WOD Columbia Pike
561
WOD East Falls Church
653

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
2608573
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program