Urgent Service Updates
  • Winter Weather Advisory Monday night and Tuesday
    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow from 10pm this evening until Midnight on Tuesday. A mixture of rain and snow is likely to develop this evening. Precipitation likely changing to all snow shortly before Midnight. Periods of snow will continue into Tuesday sticking to grassy surfaces and creating slushy conditions on hard surfaces. Accumulation tomorrow expected between 1 to 3 inches with higher amounts in the Northwest suburbs of DC. For the latest updates on ART and STAR service changes, please check www.arlingtontransit.com and www.arlingtonstar.com, and sign up for alerts at http://www.arlingtontransit.com/pages/service-alerts/transit-alert-signup/.
  • ART 41, 42, 45, 62, 77: Service changes on 2/9 for Mardi Gras Parade
    Due to detours for the Clarendon-Courthouse Mardi Gras Parade, there will be NO SERVICE on Tuesday, February 9th at the following stops and times: • Wilson Blvd. & N. Veitch St. 4:30pm – 9:30pm • Wilson Blvd. & N. Barton St. 4:30pm – 9:30pm • Wilson Blvd. & N. Danville St. 6:45pm – 9:30pm • Wilson Blvd. & N. Fillmore St. 6:45pm – 9:30pm • Wilson Blvd. & N. Herndon St. 6:45pm – 9:30pm • Wilson Blvd. & 10th St. N. 6:45pm – 9:30pm • N. Highland St. & 11th St. N. 6:45pm – 9:30pm Instead, please board Eastbound service on Clarendon Blvd. For more information, please call 703-228-RIDE (7433) or visit www.arlingtontransit.com.

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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)

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.


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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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.