Attention Arlington Visitors: The region’s Metrorail system closes nightly at midnight. The early closing is part of a larger project to improve safety and service reliability. Following are resources to ensure you get around smoothly during your visit to Arlington and the capital region:
- Metro real-time Trip Planner for rail and bus
- Comprehensive regional transportation options from CommuterPage.com
- Sign up to receive alerts from Metro and Arlington County
Please see the SafeTrack Visitors Guides for Getting Around Without Metro in each of our major neighborhoods:
- Columbia Pike East
- Columbia Pike West
- Crystal City
- Pentagon City
- Virginia Square
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Arlington is part of the original "10 miles square" surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. What does this mean to you? It means that when you stay in one of Arlington’s more than 40 hotels, you’re just minutes from the National Mall and countless other area attractions. Not sure how to get around? See our list below or type in your address and let CarFreeAtoZ give you the options.
Arriving by Air
Arriving by Train
Arlington County maintains 50 miles of off-street, multi-use trails for bicycling, walking and jogging. Portions of these trails pass through beautiful natural areas of Arlington’s park system and connect to regional bike trails.
In addition to these off-street trails, Arlington has 36 miles of marked, on-street bicycle routes and 78 miles of recommended on-street routes. For more information on how easy it is to bike around Arlington, visit www.bikearlington.com.
Arlington participates in Capital Bikeshare that puts over 2,500 bicycles at your fingertips. Choose a bike from over 300 stations and return it to any station near your destination. Check out a bike for a trip to the Metro, to sightsee, shop or dine out.
Many attractions in and around D.C. can be reached by using Metro, the area’s subway system.
Metrorail Hours of Operation
Opens Mon.-Fri. at 5 a.m.; Sat. at 7 a.m.; Sun. at 8 a.m.
Monday through Thursday, the system closes at 11:30 p.m.; closes at1 a.m. Friday and Sunday; closes at 11 p.m. Sunday.
For more information on using the Metro and the area's bus system Metrobus, visit https://www.wmata.com/service/bus/.
Within Arlington County, Arlington Transit (ART) supplements Metrobus by operating smaller, neighborhood-friendly vehicles and providing access to Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express (VRE).
WALKARLINGTON for walking tours of our urban villages and historic sites.
Arlington is renowned for having an exceptionally user-friendly transportation system, and encourages all who live, work or commute through the community to use mass transit, car- and van-pools, bicycles, walking, telecommuting and other alternatives to driving alone.
Arlington has a tremendous amount of parking, including over 53,000 on-street spaces county-wide and 72,500 off-street garage parking spaces just in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. For more information on parking, visit www.arlingtonva.us.
Local cab companies serving Arlington and the Washington, D.C., region below. For more information and to find taxicab stands, visit this page.
Transportation Options by Urban Village