Getting Around Crystal City

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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 | 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.

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

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.

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.
    • Crystal City location: Crystal City Shops North, 1615-B Crystal Square Arcade, (Directly across from Hamburger Hamlet).
    • Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Did You Know?

Higher levels of walkability are directly linked to higher home values.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
336
14th Street Bridge
1053
Arlington Mill Trail
177
Ballston Connector
166
Bluemont Connector
115
CC Connector
469
Clarendon EB bike lane
127
Custis Bon Air Park
491
Custis Rosslyn
0
Fairfax EB bike lane
92
Joyce St SB
18
Key Bridge East
667
Key Bridge West
476
Military NB bike lane
48
Military SB bike lane
18
Quincy NB bike lane
46
Quincy SB bike lane
64
Roosevelt Bridge
301
Rosslyn Bikeometer
784
TR Island Bridge
647
WOD Bon Air Park
335
WOD Bon Air West
639
WOD Columbia Pike
298
WOD East Falls Church
475
Wilson WB bike lane
155

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
523
14th Street Bridge
179
Arlington Mill Trail
316
Ballston Connector
502
Bluemont Connector
218
CC Connector
427
Custis Bon Air Park
208
Custis Rosslyn
881
Joyce St SB
54
Key Bridge East
1313
Key Bridge West
860
Roosevelt Bridge
54
TR Island Bridge
361
WOD Bon Air Park
310
WOD Bon Air West
317
WOD Columbia Pike
171
WOD East Falls Church
186

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
2572718
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