ART 51 – Ballston-Virginia Hospital Center
ART 51 serves customers who travel between Ballston-MU Metro station and Virginia Hospital Center. Also see ART 52 for additional trips between Ballston and Virginia Hospital Center along a different route. ART 51 and 52 are operated by Arlington County with support from Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington. Urban Villages served: Ballston, Lee Highway.
Severe Weather Service
When weather impacts service, ART has three levels of service: Limited, Severe and No Service. ART 51 will operate with detours during both Limited and Severe Service. Learn more about ART 51 Severe Weather Service (PDF).
ART bus flags with a blue snowflake in the upper corner will be in service during severe weather conditions. 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 51 Schedules
ART 51 operates a Sunday schedule on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
ART 51 operates a Saturday schedule on the following holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Day after Thanksgiving.