For immediate release: June 3, 2021

Late-night Metrobus service expands, additional service restored starting Sunday

Beginning Sunday, June 6, Metro customers who need to get to work or home late at night will have more options when Metrobus extends late-night service on dozens of bus lines throughout the District, Maryland and Virginia. Buses on 36 of Metro’s busiest routes will operate until 2 a.m., seven days a week, providing a vital link for those that depend on public transit.

The return of late-night bus service coincides with the region’s pandemic recovery as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted and the region prepares to fully reopen. In addition, Metro will add more frequent service and restore more routes as part of service improvements to more than 60 routes. The service changes will increase Metrobus service to approximately 85 percent of pre-pandemic levels.

This comes as Metro’s Board of Directors is considering additional service improvements and fare changes, as riders return to bus and rail this summer and fall.

In May, Metrobus ridership reached the highest levels since the pandemic began. Weekday bus ridership is now up to 50 percent of pre-pandemic levels. More than half the weekdays in May saw ridership top more than 190,000, including four days when ridership exceeded more than 200,000 passenger trips.

To better serve customers in key areas of Fairfax County, five Metrobus routes will be operated by Fairfax Connector beginning on July 10:

  • Fairfax Connector Route 703 (formerly Metrobus 3T)
  • Fairfax Connector Route 715 (formerly Metrobus 15K)
  • Fairfax Connector Route 803 (formerly Metrobus 3A)  
  • Fairfax Connector Route 834 (formerly Metrobus 29C)  
  • Fairfax Connector Route 835 (formerly Metrobus 29W)

The change will restore and enhance service with connections to McLean, East Falls Church, West Falls Church, and Pentagon Metrorail stations.

Customers can find additional information on the June 6, Metrobus service changes at, including a detailed list of service changes by route

For routes that will be operated by Fairfax Connector, schedule and service information can be found on the Fairfax Connector website.