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 Access – 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

Carsharing

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?

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News Headlines
Reston Town Center merchants say paid parking has cut business

Karen Goff, March 29, 2017, Washington Business Journal

Congressional hearing to press Metro on track work, finances

Max Smith, March 29, 2017, WTOP

New bus line planned for D.C.'s 14th St. corridor

Luz Lazo, March 29, 2017. Washington Post

Md. scraps "farebox recovery ratio" mandate

Katherine Shaver, March 29, 2017, Washington Post

More News & Events

Upcoming Events
Community meeting: Crystal City VRE station improvements

Thursday, March 30, 2017 5-7:30 p.m.

Car-Free Diet at Civitan Open Air Market

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Presentation: 12th St. S. Complete Street Project

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 3-6 p.m.

National Walking Day

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Workshop: W&OD Bridge Over Lee Hwy.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 6-8 p.m.

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
488
14th Street Bridge
2244
Arlington Mill Trail
349
Ballston Connector
189
Bluemont Connector
158
CC Connector
518
Clarendon EB bike lane
159
Custis Bon Air Park
588
Custis Rosslyn
1064
Fairfax EB bike lane
113
Joyce St NB
26
Joyce St SB
22
Key Bridge East
770
Key Bridge West
529
Military NB bike lane
19
Military SB bike lane
23
MVT Airport South
1413
Quincy NB bike lane
87
Quincy SB bike lane
67
Roosevelt Bridge
355
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1859
TR Island Bridge
801
WOD Bon Air Park
447
WOD Bon Air West
755
WOD Columbia Pike
407
WOD East Falls Church
547
Wilson WB bike lane
89

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
1130
14th Street Bridge
468
Arlington Mill Trail
912
Ballston Connector
553
Bluemont Connector
461
CC Connector
830
Custis Bon Air Park
512
Custis Rosslyn
654
Joyce St NB
66
Joyce St SB
120
Key Bridge East
3081
Key Bridge West
1445
MVT Airport South
418
Roosevelt Bridge
146
TR Island Bridge
1076
WOD Bon Air Park
661
WOD Bon Air West
786
WOD Columbia Pike
641
WOD East Falls Church
432

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
1862077
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