By Transit

Getting Around by Transit

Metro: Crystal City is conveniently located on the Blue and Yellow lines of the Metro. By Metro you can reach Downtown DC in 10 minutes. Plan your Metro trip here. See system map below.

Virginia Railway Express (VRE): Virginia Railway Express is a commuter rail service that operates Monday through Friday from the Northern Virginia suburbs to Washington, D.C. Both VRE lines, Manassas and Fredericksburg, service Crystal City.

Bus: Crystal City has multiple bus lines.

  • Metroway: Metro’s premium bus service–now runs between Pentagon City and Braddock Road Metrorail stations!  First-time and current Metroway riders can enjoy the comfort of a coach-like bus with the speed of an express bus, along a longer route.  The newest portion of the dedicated transitway stretches between S. Glebe Road to 26th Street, and during the peak period, transit lanes move customers quickly between 26th Street and Crystal City Metrorail station.
  • Arlington Regional Transit (ART): Crystal City has one ART bus route, Route 43. ART 43 is a convenient way to travel between Crystal City and Courthouse. The route has a limited number of stops to make travel time even faster. Stops are at the Crystal City VRE Station, Crystal City Metro, Rosslyn Metro and Courthouse Metro. Tired of waiting for the Blue Line train? ART 43 is a great alternative and can get you to Rosslyn and Courthouse quickly.
  • WMATA: Two WMATA bus routes service Crystal City. Route 23B runs from McLean to Crystal City. Route 10A,E services Alexandria to the Pentagon and Route 10B services Huntington to Ballston.