ART 53 – Ballston-Old Glebe-East Falls Church

ART 53 is a convenient way to travel to the East Falls Church and Ballston-MU Metrorail stations. ART 53 operates Monday through Friday, at half-hour intervals during rush hour periods and every hour during other parts of the day.

The route serves the East Falls Church, Williamsburg, Rock Spring, Old Glebe, Stafford-Albemarle-Glebe, Chain Bridge Forest, Rivercrest, Bellevue Forest, Gulf Branch, Donaldson Run, Cherrydale, and Ballston neighborhoods. Look for the green and white ART bus stop signs at more than 100 stops along the route.

Printer-friendly ART 53 schedule and map (PDF, 879 KB, Adobe Reader required)

Urban Villages served: WestoverLee Highway, Ballston,

New ART 53  Extension to Westover 

Starting July 1, 2013, a new extension to Westover will be added to the ART 53 route during AM and PM rush hours. The extension will go from East Falls Church Metro, down Washington Blvd. to Westover and then loop back to Washington Blvd. via Patrick Henry Dr. and 16th Street N./N. Longfellow St. View the route and schedule.

New bus stops along the ART 53 Westover Extension will be located at:

Eastbound towards Westover

Westbound towards East Falls Church Metro

Washington Blvd. & N. Quantico St.

Patrick Henry Dr. & Washington Blvd. (timepoint 7)

Washington Blvd. & N. Ohio St.

N. Longfellow St. & Washington Blvd.

Washington Blvd. & N. McKinley St.

Washington Blvd. & N. McKinley Rd.

Washington Blvd. & N. Ohio St.

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 53 Schedules

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Effective 7/1/2013


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Holiday Schedule

ART 53 does not operate on these Arlington County holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.