How to Ride for Students
The iRide program provides Arlington students with information and tools to help make riding the bus, Metrorail, biking and walking around Arlington easier. Look for the iRide kiosk at your school for map and information for the buses that serve the surrounding area.
- Arlington elementary, middle and high school students can ride the ART bus for free with a Student iRide SmarTrip card.
- The Student iRide SmarTrip card lets Arlington K-12 students ride the ART bus for for free, and if value is added, also works on Metrobus, Metrorail and other regional bus systems for the regular fare. It works just like a regular SmarTrip card and fare is automatically deducted when the card is tapped on the fare box. Students can get the card at any Commuter Store or through the Transportation Coordinator (TC) located onsite at their school. You must have a valid Arlington County student ID and fill out the registration form (PDF) at the time of purchase.
- Have questions? Check out the iRide SmarTrip Card FAQs for more info..
Getting to School
Find out how to get to your school using transit, biking or walking. Click on the neighborhood map link to see which bus stops, Metro stops and Capital Bikeshare stations are close to your destination. The maps also provide arrival times for when the next bus or train will arrive at your stop.
Other Secondary Programs
The Heights Building (H-B Woodlawn & Eunice Kennedy Shriver Program) Car-Free Transportation Options Bus Service to the Heights Building: ART 41, ART 43, ART 45, ART 55, ART 61, ART 62, ART 77 Metrobus: 38B, 3Y, 4B Metrorail: Rosslyn, Court House