Getting Around Crystal City

Photo: bike trail signsThe Crystal City Metro station, on Metrorail's Blue and Yellow Lines, is the focal point of Crystal City. This urban village is also served by several Metrobus routes, all connecting to the Metro station. Bicyclists can get in and out of Crystal City via the Crystal City Connector and Mount Vernon Trail, and use on-street trails and bike lanes within the neighborhood. Scroll down or choose a link below for more information about getting around Crystal City.

FAST for Potomac Yard

Getting in and out of Potomac Yard is easier than ever before. With Full Access Solutions in Transportation (FAST) for Potomac Yard, employees, visitors and residents of this area can ease their travel hassles and improve the way they get around.

Metrorail | Metrobus | Fairfax Connector | Bicycling & Bikesharing | Walking | VRE Commuter Rail | 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.

Photo: ART bus in BallstonArlington Transit–ART

ART is Arlington's local bus service. For additional bus service, see Metrobus, above.

Fairfax Connector

Local bus service for Fairfax County. For additional bus service, see Metrobus, above.

Bicycling & Bikesharing

  • Bike Facilities – The Crystal City Connector Trail, near the intersection of Crystal Drive and 18th Street South, provides access to the Mount Vernon Trail. Entrance to the trail is inside the Crystal City WaterPark. The Four Mile Run Trail can be accessed via 23rd St. South and bike lanes on South Eads St. Bike lanes on 18th St. South and South Hayes St. provide access from west of Jefferson Davis Hwy. Crystal Dr. has bike lanes between 23rd and 15th Sts. The Four Mile Run Trail connects to the Mt. Vernon Trail at the south end of Potomac Yard, providing a bike route west.
  • Capital Bikeshare - There are Capital Bikeshare stations throughout Crystal City, from Potomac Yard north to 12th Street, allowing anyone to pick up a bike for point to point travel at any time. The Crystal City stations make it easy to bike to other Capital Bikeshare stations in Arlington County, DC and Alexandria
  • Bike Parking – Bike parking is available at the Crystal City Metro Station and at on-street locations throughout Crystal City.
  • Bicycling general information

Walking

  • Four Mile Run Trail
  • Mount Vernon Trail – see “Bicycling and Bikesharing” above.
  • Re-designed street level – with new restaurants and stores; decorative brick sidewalks with new benches.
  • Underground walkways – extensive system connects hotels, shopping and Metrorail.
  • WalkArlington – general information about walking in Arlington

VRE Commuter Rail

Car-sharing

Maps

Taxis

Slug Line

1200 Crystal Drive and 12th Street. The line forms at the northern end of Crystal City near the sharp turn on Crystal Drive and 12th Street. There are actually two lines with signs posting their destinations. One sign is "Horner Road Potomac Mills" and the other is "Rt. 610 Stafford." More information from Slug-Lines.com.

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?

May is National Bike Month. Bicycling five miles takes 30 minutes or less, and 60% of all trips are less than five miles.

League of American Cyclists

News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments May 26-29

May 22, 2017, WMATA

"Barnes dance" traffic signal coming to Columbia Heights

Perry Stein, May 26, 2017, Washington Post

Region-wide sales tax for Metro nixed

Max Smith, May 26, 2017, WTOP

Metro changes coming June 25 [video]

Adam Tuss, May 25, 2017, NBC Washington

More News & Events

Upcoming Events
Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2017

VRE Crystal City Station Improvements Community Meetings

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Try the ART Bus!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

One on One Bike Repair Instruction

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Columbia Pike West End Food Truck Party

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
697
14th Street Bridge
2405
Arlington Mill Trail
409
Ballston Connector
328
Bluemont Connector
238
CC Connector
222
Clarendon EB bike lane
199
Custis Bon Air Park
1278
Custis Rosslyn
1744
Fairfax EB bike lane
149
Joyce St NB
32
Joyce St SB
40
Key Bridge East
1141
Key Bridge West
806
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
46
MVT Airport South
2534
Quincy NB bike lane
92
Quincy SB bike lane
94
Roosevelt Bridge
538
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
1161
WOD Bon Air West
1872
WOD Columbia Pike
809
WOD East Falls Church
1486
Wilson WB bike lane
321

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
303
14th Street Bridge
305
Arlington Mill Trail
429
Ballston Connector
239
Bluemont Connector
237
CC Connector
422
Custis Bon Air Park
295
Custis Rosslyn
270
Joyce St NB
48
Joyce St SB
70
Key Bridge East
1569
Key Bridge West
793
MVT Airport South
199
Roosevelt Bridge
62
TR Island Bridge
796
WOD Bon Air Park
327
WOD Bon Air West
328
WOD Columbia Pike
255
WOD East Falls Church
249

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
3527970
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