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Ride On

Ride On Routes

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ART

ART Routes

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DASH

DASH Routes

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Fairfax Connector

Fairfax Connector Routes

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Fairfax CUE

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Loudoun Commuter Bus

PRTC Omniride

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LEARN THE BASICS

  • Fares and Passes

    Metrobus fares start at $2.00 and are paid with cash or SmarTrip® card upon boarding; daily, weekly, and monthly discounted bus passes are available as well. Other local bus services may also accept SmarTrip® card, though prices may vary.

  • Transfers and Connections

    If you use more than one bus to reach your destination, use a SmarTrip®card to receive a free bus-to-bus transfer within a two-hour period. If connecting to Metrorail, enjoy a discounted fare. No transfer discounts are provided with cash fare payment.

  • Motorcoaches

    DDOT and Destination DC offer a one-stop-shop for all motorcoach and group tour operators visiting the District. Call the hotline for information on parking, permitting, routing and more! 1.855.67-BUSES (28737)

RESOURCES & INFORMATION

DASH

Operated by the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA), Metrobus services the metro DC region, connecting with other local transit providers.

Starting at $1.75. Cash or SmarTrip® card accepted. WMATA.com/Service/Bus 202.637.7000

The DC Circulator delivers affordable, comfortable and efficient bus service that connects people to popular destinations, culture and entertainment throughout the District.

Costs $1. Cash or SmarTrip® card accepted. DCCirculator.com 202.671.2020

DASH

Most DASH routes connect with either Metrobus, Metrorail or the Virginia Railway Express (VRE). This service also operates the King Street Trolley, with access to King St-Old Town Metro station.

Costs $1.60. Cash or SmarTrip® card accepted. DASHbus.com 703.746.DASH (3274)

ART

ART operates in neighborhoods throughout Arlington that are not serviced by Metrobus and helps to increase the frequency of buses on crowded Metrobus routes. All ART routes connect to Metro stations located throughout Arlington County.

Costs $1.75. Cash or SmarTrip® card accepted. ArlingtonTransit.com 703.228.RIDE (7433)

RESOURCES

CUE

The CUE offers service to the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro station on the Orange Line via Green or Gold CUE bus routes.

Costs $1.80. Cash or SmarTrip® card accepted. CUEbus.org 703.385.7859

This daily bus system services Fairfax County and connects to Metrorail’s Blue, Orange and Yellow Lines.

Costs $1.75. Cash or SmarTrip® card accepted. FairfaxCounty.gov/Connector 703.339.7200

CONNECTIONS TO DC

  • 505: Reston Town Center to West Falls Church Metro
  • 551, 553, 557 and 585: South Reston to West Falls Church Metro
  • 552 and 554: North Reston to West Falls Church Metro
  • 950, 951, 952 and 980: Herndon to West Falls Church Metro

The Transportation Association of Greater Springfield (TAGS) S80 and S91 shuttle routes deliver passengers from Franconia-Springfield Metro station to the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), which offers service to Union Station in Washington, DC.

Weekdays only. TAGSva.org 703.971.7727

FRED

Fredericksburg Regional Transit (FRED) connects with the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), which provides service to DC’s Union Station.

Starting at $1. Weekdays only. RideFRED.com 540.372.1222

CONNECTIONS TO DC

National Coach Works of VA, Inc. provides commuter and charter coach service from Fredericksburg/Richmond to Washington, DC. Take commuter routes 705 or 715 from Golden Beach P&R (Charlotte Hall) Mattawoman Beantown P&R to Washington DC

Costs $50. Weekdays only. MartzGroupVA.com/Commuter-Fares 540.898.6959

Loudoun County Commuter Bus

Weekday rush hour bus service is available to Washington, DC, West Falls Church, the Pentagon and Rosslyn from Park ‘N Ride lots in Loudoun County. Bus service from West Falls Church to Loudoun County is also available.

Costs $9 with SmarTrip® card or $10 with cash. Weekdays only. LoudounCounty.gov 877.465.2287

PRTC OmniRide

OmniRide, a service of the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), offers bus services to the District and various Metrorail stations in Northern Virginia.

Starting at $6.50 with SmarTrip® card or $8.75 with cash. Weekdays only. PRTCTransit.org 703.730.6664

YTS Commuter Bus

The Young Transportation Service (YTS) commuter bus connects Annapolis to New Carrollton Metro station via the Route 50 Corridor. The 921 Connector takes riders from Annapolis to New Carrollton and back.

Costs $10. Weekdays only. YTSOnline.net 301.407.8401

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) commuter buses provide shuttle bus service to the District. Companies under contract are Dillon Bus Service, Eyre Bus Service, Keller Transportation and Martz/Gold Line.

Costs $5. Cash accepted. Weekdays only. MTA.Maryland.gov/Commuter-Bus 410.539.5000

CONNECTIONS TO DC

  • 922: Kent Island/Annapolis/Davidsonville to Washington, DC
  • 950: Kent Island/Annapolis/Davidsonville to Washington, DC

RTA

RTA services Central Maryland, including Howard County, Anne Arundel County, City of Laurel and Northern Prince George’s County.

CONNECTIONS TO DC

  • 302/G: Laurel to Muirkirk MARC station and College Park (M-F) and Greenbelt Metro station (weekends only)
  • 409 Purple Route: Laurel Mall to Dorsey, Savage and Laurel MARC stations
  • 501/Silver Route: Columbia Mall to Dorsey MARC station and BWI Amtrak
  • 202/K: Arundel Mills to Odenton MARC station
  • 203/M: Piney Orchard to Odenton MARC station

RESOURCES

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) commuter buses provide shuttle bus service to the District. Companies under contract are Dillon Bus Service, Eyre Bus Service, Keller Transportation and Martz/Gold Line.

Starting at $3. Cash accepted. Weekdays only. MTA.Maryland.gov/Commuter-Bus 410.539.5000

CONNECTIONS TO DC

  • 929: Columbia/Scaggsville/Burtonsville to Silver Spring Metro station
  • 915: Columbia/Scaggsville/Burtonsville to Washington, DC

Ride On

The Ride On bus network services Montgomery County, MD providing riders with access to numerous Metrorail and Metrobus lines and an easy way to get into DC.

Costs $1.75. Cash or SmarTrip® card accepted. MontgomeryCountyMD.gov 240.777.0311

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) commuter bus 202 provides charter bus service from Gaithersburg to DOD/Fort Meade.

Costs $5. Cash accepted. Weekdays only. MTA.Maryland.gov/Commuter-Bus 410.539.5000

TheBus

Bus service in Prince George’s County, MD operating on weekdays with stops across the county and to numerous Metrorail stations.

Costs $1.25. Cash or SmarTrip® card accepted. Weekdays only. PrinceGeorgesCountyMD.gov 301.324.BUSS (2877)

CONNECTIONS TO DC

  • 11: Greenbelt Metro/Ivy Lane, Federal Courthouse/Greenway Center/Mandan Road
  • 12: Chillum/Mt. Rainier/Brentwood to West Hyattsville Metro
  • 13: West Hyattsville Metro/County Service Building/Prince George’s Plaza
  • 14: College Park Metro/Riverdale Park
  • 15 Express: Greenbelt Metro/Goddard Space Flight Center/New Carrollton Metro
  • 16: Greenbelt Metro/New Carrollton Metro
  • 17: US1/IKEA/College Park Metro/Mount Rainier
  • 18: Langley Park/Prince George’s Plaza/Addison Road Metro
  • 20: Upper Marlboro/Addison Road Metro
  • 21: Upper Marlboro/New Carrollton Metro
  • 21 Express: Prince George’s Community College/New Carrollton Metro
  • 22: Morgan Boulevard Metro/Landover Mall
  • 23: Seat Pleasant/Addison Road Metro/Cheverly Metro
  • 24: Capitol Heights Metro/District Heights/Morgan Boulevard Metro

The University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services provides shuttle service to members of the College Park. While some routes require a UMD ID to ride, the routes below are open to the public.

Free. 24-hours on weekdays. 5:30pm-7:30am on weekends during fall and spring UMD semesters. Transportation.umd.edu/Shuttle 301.314.2255

CONNECTIONS TO DC

MTA Commuter Bus

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Commuter Bus providers under contract are Dillon Bus Service, Eyre Bus Service, Keller Transportation and Martz/Gold Line.

Starting at $3. Cash accepted. Weekdays only. MTA.Maryland.gov/Commuter-Bus 410.539.5000

CONNECTIONS TO DC

  • 902: St. Leonard/Prince Frederick to Washington, DC
  • 903: Charlotte Hall and Waldorf to Suitland Metro station
  • 904: North Beach and Pindell to Washington DC
  • 906: Waldorf and Accokeek to Washington, DC
  • 907: La Plata and Waldorf to Washington, DC
  • 909: Charlotte Hall to Washington, DC

  • Greyhound Bus

    Greyhound buses depart from Union Station bus depot, accessible from Metrorail’s Red Line.

  • BoltBus

    Provides service throughout the East Coast and leaves directly from bus depot at Union Station, accessible from Metrorail’s Red Line.

  • Megabus

    Provides service throughout the East Coast and beyond as far west as Toronto, Buffalo, NY, Pittsburgh, PA and Knoxville, TN. Departs from Union Station bus depot via Metrorail’s Red Line.

  • DC2NY

    Provides express bus service between DC and New York City. You can catch this bus from three different locations in DC—Dupont Circle (20th St and Massachusetts Avenue, NW near the Dupont Circle Metro station via the Red Line), 14th St, NW between H St and I St, NW (near the McPherson Square Metro station via the Orange or Blue Line) and the Union Station bus depot (via the Red Line).

  • Sprinter Bus

    Express bus service between DC and New York City and Norfolk, VA. Departs from the Union Station bus depot, accessible by Metrorail’s Red Line.

  • Washington Deluxe

    Provides daily express bus service between DC and New York City. Departs from Union Station bus depot, accessible by Metrorail’s Red Line.

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MAPS & TOOLS

Finding a good route is important when you are trying to get around the region by bus. Fortunately, there are maps, apps, websites and tools to help you find your way.

WASHINGTON, DC

  • District of Columbia Bus Map PDF 972.004kb
  • Late Night Bus Map PDF 2.05mb
  • DC Circulator Service Map PDF 5.03mb

VIRGINIA

  • Virginia Bus Map PDF 955.606kb
  • DASH King Street Trolley Map PDF 434.78kb
  • CUE Bus Service Map PDF 3.8mb

MARYLAND

  • Montgomery County Bus Map PDF 898.822kb
  • Prince George’s County Bus Map PDF 861.412kb
  • Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center Map PDF 4.1mb
  • YTS Annapolis Commuter Bus Map PDF 3.01mb
  • Ride On System Map PDF 9.15mb
  • TheBus System Map PDF 3.45mb
To order a printed version, visit CommuterPage.com. For bulk copies, email info@godcgo.com.
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  • BusTrackDC

    Available on:   iOS Android

    Locate nearby bus stops, learn if a bus is going one’s way and even save favorite stops

  • Locate stations and bus stops nearby and plan ahead with real-time predictions for every Metro station and bus stop.

  • DC Metro Transit

    Available on:   Android

    Get real-time predictions for DC Metrorail, Metrobus, Arlington Transit (ART), DC Circulator, DC Streetcar, PG County-The Bus, Fairfax CUE, and UMD Shuttle. Keep track of your favorite stations and sort them however you like!

  • See how much you can save by taking Metro versus driving

  • Receive up to three itineraries for getting to your destination by bus, rail or both

An easy, economical way to get around the District. Fares are only $1 or 50 cents for seniors or the disabled, and children under five ride for free. For information about specific routes, please select a route below.

Looking to find a new bus commute? Use our Transit Map to make the connection that makes sense.

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