Urgent Service Updates
  • Detour 43 92 by Crystal City Metro
    The Crystal City Metro ART 43&92 stop has been moved 200 feet north, just before the overpass to S. Clark, due to Construction at S. Bell & 18th. Please allow a few extra minutes travel time. This relocation could last six weeks. The bus will not stop on 18th Street.

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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.

Printer-friendly ART 51 schedule and map  (PDF, 1.30 MB, Adobe Reader required)

Urban Villages served: Ballston, Lee Highway

Severe Weather Service

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

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Effective 8/15/2011

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Holiday Schedules

ART 51 operates on a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

ART 51 operates on a Saturday schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, day after Thanksgiving.