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 for the region. This multi-modal trip planning and comparison tool gives you turn-by-turn directions, travel times, costs and calories burned.

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?

The average person loses 13 lbs. their first year of commuting by bike.

League of American Cyclists

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
2534
Ballston Connector
416
Bluemont Connector
280
CC Connector
878
Clarendon EB bike lane
270
Crystal SB bike lane
106
Custis Bon Air Park
1301
Custis Rosslyn
1837
Fairfax EB bike lane
200
Joyce St NB
39
Joyce St SB
25
Key Bridge East
1441
Key Bridge West
799
Military NB bike lane
52
Military SB bike lane
65
MVT Airport South
2956
Quincy NB bike lane
523
Quincy SB bike lane
220
Roosevelt Bridge
557
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1642
TR Island Bridge
1730
WOD Bon Air Park
1167
WOD Bon Air West
1904
WOD Columbia Pike
1001
WOD East Falls Church
1393
Wilson WB bike lane
315

Peds counted

View Counter Data
14th Street Bridge
400
Ballston Connector
510
Bluemont Connector
412
CC Connector
775
Custis Bon Air Park
649
Custis Rosslyn
436
Joyce St NB
74
Joyce St SB
108
Key Bridge East
2994
Key Bridge West
1158
MVT Airport South
470
Roosevelt Bridge
159
TR Island Bridge
1115
WOD Bon Air Park
964
WOD Bon Air West
852
WOD Columbia Pike
733
WOD East Falls Church
665

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
8270542
About Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counter Program

News Headlines
Amtrak ready to allow roll-on bike service between Pittsburgh, D.C.

Jon Schmitz, August 28, 2015, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Which local news sources did good reporting on the bad traffic study?

David Alpert, August 27, 2015, GGW

Single-vehicle crash leaves one dead in Falls Church

August 27, 2015, WJLA

Bicyclist killed on Massachusetts Ave.

Aaron Kraut, August 28, 2015, Bethesda Beat

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