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.

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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 Long Bridge Park south into Alexandria. Arlington stations are located along Crystal Drive, S. Eads Street, and S. Potomac Avenue, and on Long Bridge Drive, 6th Street S., 12th Street S., 18th Street S., 23rd Street S., and 26th Street S.
  • 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?

BikeArlington offers FREE confident cycling classes.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
636
14th Street Bridge
2161
Arlington Mill Trail
356
Ballston Connector
365
Bluemont Connector
223
CC Connector
0
Clarendon EB bike lane
235
Custis Bon Air Park
979
Custis Rosslyn
1569
Fairfax EB bike lane
155
Joyce St NB
32
Joyce St SB
40
Key Bridge East
1064
Key Bridge West
763
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
26
MVT Airport South
1950
Quincy NB bike lane
96
Quincy SB bike lane
86
Roosevelt Bridge
544
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
0
WOD Bon Air Park
793
WOD Bon Air West
1327
WOD Columbia Pike
652
WOD East Falls Church
0
Wilson WB bike lane
243

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
662
14th Street Bridge
341
Arlington Mill Trail
619
Ballston Connector
319
Bluemont Connector
289
CC Connector
0
Custis Bon Air Park
357
Custis Rosslyn
336
Joyce St NB
67
Joyce St SB
81
Key Bridge East
2263
Key Bridge West
1161
MVT Airport South
136
Roosevelt Bridge
126
TR Island Bridge
1373
WOD Bon Air Park
606
WOD Bon Air West
853
WOD Columbia Pike
615
WOD East Falls Church
27

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
5163893
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