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 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?

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

League of American Cyclists

News Headlines
Which dockless bikeshare is right for you?

David Alpert, September 25, 2017, GGW

Changes coming to D.C. intersection near center for blind

Martin Di Caro, September 25, 2017, WAMU

Some Metrobus schedules have changed

September 24, 2017, WMATA

Businesses in path of Purple Line must move

Katherine Shaver, September 23, 2017, Washington Post

More News & Events

Upcoming Events
ART Maintenance Facility Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mobile Commuter Store at Wakefield High School

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Columbia Pike Library

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Car-Free Diet at Arlington Farmer's Market

Saturday, September 30, 2017

WABA Adult Learn to Ride a Bike Class

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Events Calendar

Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
422
14th Street Bridge
1593
Arlington Mill Trail
492
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
212
CC Connector
681
Clarendon EB bike lane
247
Custis Bon Air Park
1178
Custis Rosslyn
1788
Fairfax EB bike lane
168
Joyce St NB
40
Joyce St SB
38
Key Bridge East
1274
Key Bridge West
808
Military NB bike lane
59
Military SB bike lane
35
MVT Airport South
2328
Quincy NB bike lane
97
Quincy SB bike lane
84
Roosevelt Bridge
329
Rosslyn Bikeometer
0
TR Island Bridge
1381
WOD Bon Air Park
1687
WOD Bon Air West
1551
WOD Columbia Pike
1253
WOD East Falls Church
1511
Wilson WB bike lane
246

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
862
14th Street Bridge
524
Arlington Mill Trail
694
Ballston Connector
0
Bluemont Connector
401
CC Connector
636
Custis Bon Air Park
643
Custis Rosslyn
314
Joyce St NB
79
Joyce St SB
111
Key Bridge East
3511
Key Bridge West
1254
MVT Airport South
241
Roosevelt Bridge
191
TR Island Bridge
1379
WOD Bon Air Park
858
WOD Bon Air West
662
WOD Columbia Pike
1028
WOD East Falls Church
0

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
6491281
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