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.
ART 53 Schedule Changes Effective July 7, 2014
Due to low ridership, several evening trips on ART 53 will be eliminated. The Westbound 7:30 pm and 8:40 pm trips start at Ballston Metro will be eliminated as well as the Eastbound 7:51 pm and 8:05 pm trips starting at East Falls Church. The eastbound 5:57 am trip starting at N. Glebe Rd and River St will also be eliminated. View the new schedule (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 53 Schedules
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.