Alternative Travel Options

Need help planning your trip during the shutdown? Use Metro's comprehensive Trip Planner to determine the best shuttle routes and Metrobus service to get around the work zone. You'll also get bus and rail schedules, parking and fare info, and other options from regional bus providers.

Work Zone Map- Yellow and Blue lines

Alternative Travel Options

Free Shuttle Bus Service
Franconia-Pentagon Express
Direct link between Franconia-Springfield & Pentagon
Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
4:45 a.m. - Midnight
4:45 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
6:45 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
7:45 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
 
Huntington-Pentagon Express
Direct link between Huntington & Pentagon
Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
4:45 a.m. - Midnight
4:45 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
6:45 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
7:45 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
 
Landmark-Pentagon Express
Direct link between Landmark Mall & Pentagon
Parking available next to bus stop #4000576 (Landmark Mall Rdwy & Mall Entrance) on the lower level of the parking garage in rows K, L, M, N, and O.
Parking permits are required and can be obtained by emailing goalex@alexandriava.gov.
Parking is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Monday - Friday 
4:45 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
 
Blue Line Shuttle (operated by DASH)
Between Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn St,
King St-Old Town, Washington & King streets & National Airport

**Does not stop at Braddock Road
Airport travelers should use this shuttle
Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
4:30 a.m. - Midnight
4:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
 
Yellow Line Shuttle
Between Huntington (north and south), Eisenhower
Ave, King St-Old Town, Braddock Rd, & Crystal City
**Does not stop at National Airport
Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
4:30 a.m. - Midnight
4:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Shuttle buses will run every five minutes during rush hours and every 10 minutes midday and evenings, except the Blue Line Shuttle (every 12 minutes during midday) and Landmark-Pentagon Express (weekdays only).

Shuttles operate during all hours the rail system is open, 7 days a week, except the Landmark-Pentagon Express, which only operates on weekdays.

All shuttle buses will meet the first and last trains at their respective terminal stations.

Convenient Bus Options

Metrobus

Metroway Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
5:30 a.m. - 10:24 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 12:24 a.m.
6:30 a.m. - 12:26 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 10:25 p.m.
 
8Z
(Midday service added)
Monday - Friday 5:35 a.m. - 8:50 p.m.
 
10A Monday - Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
4:25 a.m. - 1:46 a.m.
4:25 a.m. - 2:46 a.m.
5:25 a.m. - 2:10 a.m.
5:25 a.m. - 2:10 a.m.
 
10E Monday - Friday 5:57 a.m. - 8:54 a.m.
4:15 p.m. - 7:39 p.m.
 
11Y
(Midday service added)
Increased peak period service
Monday - Friday 6:31 a.m. - 7:24 p.m.
 
21A
(Midday service added)
Monday - Friday 5:35 a.m. - 7:47 p.m.

During this summer's Platform Improvement Project, there are many local bus options to help you get around. Visit wmata.com/schedules/service-nearby to find a convenient bus route near you.

DASH (dashbus.com)

  • AT1, AT3, AT4, AT5, AT7, AT8

Fairfax Connector (fairfaxconnector.com)

  • 109, 231/232, 321/322, 393/394

OmniRide (omniride.com)


Rail Options
  • VRE between Franconia-Springfield, King St-Old Town, Crystal City, L'Enfant Plaza & Union Station (vre.org)
    VRE customers can purchase discounted "step up" Amtrak tickets (vre.com/stepup)
  • Amtrak between King St-Old Town & Union Station (Amtrak.com)
Other Options
  • Water Taxi between Old Town, National Harbor, the Wharf & Georgetown (PotomacRiverBoatCo.com)
  • King Street Trolley for free connection between King St-Old Town & Alexandria Waterfront
Parking
  • FREE parking at Van Dorn St, Franconia-Springfield & Huntington
  • Gates will remain open at free parking locations throughout the duration of the shutdown

For Landmark-Pentagon Express

  • Parking available next to bus stop #4000576 (Landmark Mall Rdwy & Mall Entrance) on the lower level of the parking garage in rows K, L, M, N, and O.
  • Parking permits are required for Landmark Mall only and can be obtained by emailing goalex@alexandriava.gov.
  • Parking is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
National Airport Travelers
  • Rail service between National Airport & Washington, DC will remain available via the Blue & Yellow lines
  • Blue Line Shuttle stops at National Airport
  • Yellow Line Shuttle customers transfer to Blue Line Shuttle at King St-Old Town

Additional Information