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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 that includes an iRide brochure (PDF), map and information for the buses that serve the surrounding area.

Student Discount

  • Arlington elementary, middle and high school students can ride the ART bus for half price ($1.00). The discounted fare can be paid in cash or with a Student iRide SmarTrip card.
  • The Student iRide SmarTrip card lets Arlington K-12 students ride the ART bus for $1.00 and 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. The card costs $2. Students can purchase the card at any Commuter Store. You must have a valid Arlington County student ID and fill out the registration form (PDF) at the time of purchase.

Graphic: Student iRide SmarTrip Card artwork

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.

Middle Schools

GunstonCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to Gunston: ART 87, Metrobus 10AE, 10B

JeffersonCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to Thomas Jefferson: ART 41, Metrobus 10B, 23ABT

KenmoreCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to Kenmore: ART 75, Metrobus 4AB, 25B

SwansonCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to Swanson: ART 53 (53W trips only), Metrobus 2A

WilliamsburgCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to Williamsburg: ART 53

High Schools

Arlington Career CenterCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to Career Center: ART 45, 77 Metrobus 10B, all Arlington 16-line Metrobuses

Arlington CommunityCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to Arlington Community: ART 45, 77 Metrobus 10B, all Arlington 16-line Metrobuses

Bishop O'Connell High SchoolCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to Bishop O'Connell: ART 52, 53

H-B WoodlawnCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to H-B: ART 53, 62

LangstonCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to Langston: ART 55 Metrobus 3Y

WakefieldCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to Wakefield: ART 75

Washington-LeeCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to W-L: ART 52, 53, 62 Metrobus 38B

YorktownCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to Yorktown: ART 52, 53

Other Secondary Programs

New DirectionsCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus Service to New Directions: ART 41, 62, 77 Metrobus 38B

StratfordCar-Free Transportation Options
Bus service to Stratford: ART 53

 

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