Shirlington Bus Station

Photo: Shirlington Station exteriorShirlington Bus Station is Arlington's only enclosed public bus station and is the principal transfer point for Metrobus and ART bus service in South Arlington. More than 2000 commuters use the station each day. The station houses a Commuter Store staffed by knowledgeable personnel who provide information on transit options and sell tickets, tokens, and passes for all the region’s transit systems. The station also includes an indoor waiting area with customer seating and restrooms and a partially covered outdoor plaza. The five bus stops incorporate innovative features for riders with visual disabilities, including first-in-the-region audible schedule devices.

Fast Facts

  • Location
    2975 S. Quincy St., Arlington, VA 22206, near the intersection of S. Randolph St. and 31st St., next to Shirley Hwy. (I-395).
  • Station Lobby Hours
    Mon.-Sat., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Sundays and holidays
  • Bus Service Hours
    Mon.-Fri., 5 a.m.-1 a.m.
    Sat., 6 a.m.-3:30 a.m.
    Sun., 6 a.m.-midnight
  • Bus Bay Diagram (PDF, 442 KB Adobe Reader Required)
  • Commuter Store Hours
    Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (closed 1:30-2 p.m.)
  • Commuter Store Phone
    Voice: 703-820-4981, Fax: 703-820-4984, TDD: 711

Photo: Shirlington Station interiorBus Routes Served


ART 75 Shirlington-Wakefield H.S.-Carlin Springs Rd-Ballston-Virginia Square provides service Monday-Friday between Shirlington and Virginia Square Metro station.

ART 77 Shirlington-Lyon Park-Court House provides service every half hour, Monday - Friday.

ART 87 Pentagon Metro-Army Navy Drive-Shirlington provides service between Shirlington Station and Pentagon Metro.


7AFY Lincolnia-North Fairlington connects to Pentagon Metro station, Farragut West, and Farragut North.

7CPWX Lincolnia-Park Center-Pentagon connects to Mark Center and Pentagon.

10B Hunting Towers-Ballston connects to Ballston-MU Metro station passing through Columbia Pike and Buckingham and connects to Braddock Road Metro station and Hunting Towers in south Alexandrian passing through Arlandria and Del Ray.

22A Barcroft-S. Fairlington connects to Ballston-MU Metro station and to Pentagon Metro station.

23AC McLean-Crystal City connects Crystal City, Shirlington, Columbia Pike at Glebe Road, and Ballston to each other and to Tysons Corner and Langley; serves Crystal City Metro station, Ballston Metro station, and Tysons-Westpark Transit Station.

25A Ballston-Bradlee-Pentagon connects to Pentagon Metro station via Shirley Highway and to South Fairlington, Northern Virginia Community College, Skyline Plaza, Carlin Springs Road and Ballston-MU Metro station.