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Service AlertsART Memorial Day Holiday Service - Sunday Level Service: In observance of the Memorial Day Federal Holiday, ART will be running a Sunday schedule on Monday May 29, 2023. Visit for routes & times. View all ART Alerts

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Ride ART. Relax. Repeat.

November 08, 2017

Tired of sitting in traffic during your commute? Ride the ART bus instead so you can avoid the stress of driving and relax.

ART has 17 cross-County bus routes that connect neighborhoods to both Metrobus and Metrorail, making it easy to get to the entire DC metro region. ART buses have climate control to keep you comfortable and dependable schedules to keep you on time. Find the route that works best for you and let ART do the driving. 

Woman sitting on busWhat can you do with all your free time on the bus?

  • Read a book or newspaper
  • Listen to music or a podcast
  • Look out the window and enjoy the view
  • Talk with the person next to you
  • Take a quiet moment to prepare for, or decompress from, your busy day

Not sure which ART route to take? Use these handy tools that can help you plan a trip, find the nearest bus stop and tell you when the next bus will arrive. Make sure you have a SmarTrip card to pay for your fare and to receive free bus-to-bus transfers within 2 hours of use.

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