Urgent Service Updates
  • ART 42, 87 morning detours on Sunday, Feb. 14 for Love the Run 5K
    On Sunday, Feb. 14 from 7am to 11am, ART 42 and 87 will detour around street closures for the Love the Run 5K Race. There will be no service at the following locations: • S. Joyce St. between 15th St. S. and Army Navy Dr. • Army Navy Dr. between S. Joyce St. and 25th St. S. Additionally, the following stops will not be served between 7am and 11am: • Army Navy Dr. & S. Hayes St. • Army Navy Dr. & S. Fern St. • Army Navy Dr. & S. Eads St. • S. Adams St. & 25th St. S. • S. Adams St. & 26th St. S. • S. Joyce St. & Columbia Pike Please visit www.arlingtontransit.com or call 703-228-RIDE (7433) for more information.

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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. Urban Villages served: WestoverLee Highway, Ballston,

ART 53 route and schedule (printer-friendly PDF, 885 KB, Adobe Reader Required)

Severe Weather Service

When weather impacts service, ART has three levels of service: Limited, Severe and No Service. ART 53 will operate a regular schedule during Limited Service and will not operate during Limited 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 53 Schedules


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Effective 7/7/2014

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Holiday Schedule

ART 53 does not operate on the following 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.