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Metrobus

Metrobus provides more than 400,000 trips each weekday serving 11,500 bus stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Metrobus is the sixth busiest bus agency in the United States, with a fleet of more than 1,500 buses operating on 325 routes.

Metrobus at Franconia-Springfield

Covid-19 Metrobus service

Covid-19 Mon-Fri Service
5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Routes operating Mon-Fri 

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Covid-19 Sat-Sun Service
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Routes operating Sat-Sun

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Hours: First bus times vary by route. Bus service will continue until 11 p.m. Last buses depart starting points at or before 11 p.m.
Service: Buses arrive every 30 minutes unless otherwise noted. 
Boarding Change: All customers should enter and exit the bus using the REAR DOOR, except individuals using mobility devices or require bus kneeling. Fares are waved during this time.
For your safety:

Proposed Metrobus changes 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Your input will be provided to Metro’s Board of Directors for consideration before any changes are approved. Public comments are now closed.  You can view the proposals here. (Puedes leer acerca de los cambios propuestas de Metrobus aquí.)


Riggs Road Evaluation Study

On behalf of the project, we thank you for participating in the study process and for providing your feedback. Details on the Riggs Road Line Study


King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvement Project

Beginning Sunday, November 18, 2018, the City of Alexandria, in coordination with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), is increasing access and safety to and around the King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station.

During construction, the King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station will remain open with no impact to train service, but there will be significant changes to areas outside the station during construction.


Arlington County Bus Stop Consolidation and Accessibility Improvement Project

This project aims to improve the quality of bus stops, make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and increase the efficiency of bus service along the Lee Highway and Washington Boulevard Corridors. 

Metrobus routes affected include: 2A, 3Y, 16Y and 38B

ART routes affected include: 42, 51, 52, 53, 54, 62 and 77


Route 79 MetroExtra Cash-Free Pilot

We're testing new ways to get riders to their destination faster. Route 79 MetroExtra was selected for the project due to its proximity to retail stores and Metrorail stations to purchase or load SmarTrip® cards, as well as alternative bus service for cash-paying riders.

Starting Sunday, June 24, 2018, you'll need to use a SmarTrip® card to pay for your fare on Route 79 MetroExtra - Georgia Avenue Limited Line.


Mount Pleasant (42, 43) and Connecticut Avenue (L1, L2) Service Evaluation Study

Metrobus is committed to maintaining high-quality transit service. To improve quality and reliability, Metro, along with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), is evaluating bus service along the Mount Pleasant (routes 42 and 43) and Connecticut Avenue (routes L1 and L2) lines.


Transit Centers

Metrobus serves eleven transit centers in Maryland and Virginia.


Metrobus Service Changes

On a quarterly basis, Metrobus service changes are implemented to selected routes in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, These changes may include schedule adjustments, trip eliminations and modification to bus stops.