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There is one daily bus from Washington DC to Arlington. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Arlington usually takes around 40 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.
|Distance||4 mi (7 km)|
|Shortest duration||0h 40m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Virginia Breeze|
What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Arlington?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Washington DC to Arlington. Virginia Breeze is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Virginia Breeze||1||0h 40m||$15.99|
Book Virginia Breeze from Washington to Arlington from $16. Typically there is one Virginia Breeze schedule per day from Washington DC to Arlington and you can expect on average to pay for a Virginia Breeze ticket to Arlington. In Washington, Virginia Breeze departs to Arlington from Union Station . In Arlington, Virginia Breeze arrives at West Falls Church Metro Kiss and Ride Lot, Bay B .
An average trip on Virginia Breeze from Washington to Arlington takes 0 hours and 40 minutes .
On weekends, Virginia Breeze offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Arlington.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Arlington during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Washington to Arlington?
The bus takes an average of 40 minutes to cover the 4 miles from Washington DC to Arlington. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?
There is usually only one bus per day from Washington DC to Arlington. It leaves the station in Washington DC at 9:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.
How many buses are there each day?
Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.
D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.
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Located just across the Potomac from Washington, D.C., Arlington is rich in cultural heritage and historical values. One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Arlington National Cemetery, where more than 400,000 soldiers have been laid to rest. The cemetery is also the home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which has been locked since 1937. Visiting the cemetery is free, and it’s one of the top free things to do in the DC area. For culturally inclined tourists, you might be interested in the Signature Theatre and their currently-screening shows. This award-winning theatre is a vibrant creative space where people are always striving for new ideas.
As a modern city, Arlington is full of exciting establishments that will cater to all your needs. If you wish to grab a cup of coffee for a wake-up call in the morning, Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters is a local favorite with over 14 years of experience. For the best pizza slices in town, check out Pupatella.
Bus service departs and arrives directly in Arlington, and you can head into neighboring Washington, D.C. or Alexandria to catch an Amtrak train. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located just 4.2 miles from the center of Arlington.
Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?
Main departure station: Union Station
Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.
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Where does the bus arrive in Arlington?
Main arrival station: West Falls Church Metro Kiss and Ride Lot, Bay B
All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Arlington.
All bus stations in Arlington:
West Falls Church Metro Kiss and Ride Lot, Bay B
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