ART 42 Ballston - Pentagon

ART 42 provides service during the week between Ballston Metro station and Pentagon Metro station with stops at Virginia Square, Clarendon, Courthouse Road and the Department of Human Services. On weekends, all service goes to the Pentagon City Metro instead of the Pentagon Metro. Urban Villages served: Ballston, Virginia Square, Clarendon, Courthouse, Columbia Pike, Pentagon City

ART 42 route and schedule (printer-friendly PDF, 750 KB, Adobe Reader Required)

ART 42 Schedule Changes Effective December 18

On Sunday, December 18, 2016, schedule changes will go into effect for ART 42. The weekday schedules will be slightly adjusted to improve on-time performance. The weekend schedules will remain the same. View the new ART 42 schedule that goes into effect on December 18 (PDF).


Not all bus stops are shown on the map. Icons on the map represent schedule "timepoints" – the stops that are listed in the printed and online schedules for the route. Clicking the icons will show upcoming scheduled arrival times for that timepoint.

ART RealTime arrival estimates are also available for ART buses that are less than 45 minutes away. There are additional bus stops between the timepoints, usually about two blocks apart. Look for Metrobus and ART bus stop signs along the route. The bus stop signs will have route numbers indicating which routes serve each stop.

For a larger map with more viewing options, see the System Map.

ART 42 Schedules


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Effective 12/13/2015

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Updated Effective 12/18/2016

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Holiday Schedule

ART 42 operates a Saturday schedule on the following holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, and Day after Thanksgiving. 

ART 42 does not operate on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Severe Weather Service

When weather impacts service, ART has three levels of service: Limited, Severe and No Service. ART 42 will operate a regular schedule during Limited Service and will not operate during Severe Service. Learn more.