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Getting Around Virginia Square

The Virginia Square-GMU Metro station, on Metrorail's Orange and Silver lines, is the focal point of Virginia Square. This urban village is also served by several Metrobus routes, all connecting to the Metro station. ART - Arlington Transit, Arlington's local bus system, operates four routes that serve Virginia Square. Bicyclists can take advantage of on-street trails and bike lanes and have access to the Custis Trail. Scroll down or choose a link below for more information about getting around Virginia Square.

Metrorail | Metrobus | Arlington Transit-ART | Bicycling & Bike-Sharing | Walking | Car-Sharing | Taxis | Maps | Trip Planners | Transit Fares & Information


Metrorail

Regional rail service for the Washington, D.C. area.

Metrobus

Regional bus service for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. For additional bus routes, see ART, below.

Arlington Transit–ART

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

Bicycling & Bike-Sharing

  • Bike Facilities – Fairfax Dr. has bike lanes throughout Virginia Square connecting to Ballston and Clarendon. North Quincy and North Lincoln Streets. provide access to the Custis Trail. North Jackson St. provides a good connection to the Arlington Boulevard Trail. Kirkwood Road has bike lanes connecting to Lee Highway.
  • Bike Parking – Bike parking is available at the Virginia Square-GMU Metro station and at on-street locations throughout Virginia Square.
  • Capital Bikeshare – There is a Capital Bikeshare station at Virginia Square Metro station, and others all along Fairfax Drive, Wilson Boulevard, and Clarendon Boulevard to the east and west. More stations are on N. Quincy Street, including one at Central Library, and one at Washington-Lee High School.
  • Bicycling general information

Walking

Car-Sharing

Taxis

Maps

  • Arlington's Car-Free Diet Map - Map of Arlington showing bus routes, bike routes, bicycle/pedestrian trails, Metro stations, Capital Bikeshare stations, and more. (PDF, 1.8 MB, Adobe Reader required.)
  • Car-Free Near Me™ maps transportation facilities near any location you choose in Arlington or the Washington, D.C. area, and provides real-time information for ART and Metrobus stops, Capital Bikeshare stations, and more.
  • BikeArlington.com Maps & Routes page – includes PDF versions of the Arlington County Bike Map and the Arlington County Bicycle Comfort Level Map.
  • CommuterPage.com Maps & Trip Planners page
  • Metro's Maps page

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.
  • CommuterPage.com Maps & Trip Planners page

Transit Fares & Information

  • CommuterPage.com® – information about car-free transportation options in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • CommuterDirect.com® – purchase transit fares online.
  • The Commuter Store® – with four Arlington locations and Mobile Commuter Stores. Virginia Square Commuter Store location – there is a Commuter Store in nearby Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd. A Mobile Store makes regularly-scheduled visits to the GMU Arlington campus on Fairfax Drive. Mobile Store schedule.