iRide for Arlington Teens

Your ride's here.

You've got places to go. People to see. Things to do. You just need a way to get there.

With Metrobus, Metrorail and ART, you’ve always got a ride. No more begging your parents to take you everywhere. No more bumming a ride off your friends.

And the best part is, riding the bus or the train is actually really easy. Check out the links below to find out everything you need to know.

NEW Student iRide SmarTrip Card

Makes it easier for middle and high school students in Arlington to get around. ART bus rides only cost 85 cents with the card and it works on Metrobus, Metrorail and other regional bus systems. Get your card today!

Quick links

iRide Brochure (PDF, 4.53 MB, Adobe Reader required)

This brochure tells you how to read a timetable, how to pay bus fare, where to catch the bus and includes a map that shows you which buses will take you to your school.

Metro Trip Planner
Use this great tool from Metro to plan your trip in Arlington, or anywhere in the DC area, using public transportation.

Online Schedules
Get up-to-date schedules for Metrobus and local bus routes in Northern Virginia.

Mobile Schedules
Get news and current bus schedules delivered to your web-enabled mobile device, wherever you are.

Transit Options Map thumbnailTransit Options Map
(PDF, 4.1 MB, Adobe Reader required)
Map of Arlington showing all of the bus and rail routes and major transfer points.

Get Into ART
Official site of ART-Arlington Transit, Arlington's local bus system. ART will move you! Students with middle or high school IDs pay 85¢ cash fare. Or buy iRide tokens at the Commuter Store or Arlington Rec Centers, 20 tokens for $15.

Metrobus Routes Serving Arlington
The Metro system serves the entire DC area. The ART site has a section with the Metrobus routes that will get you around Arlington.

Tools and Resources
Check out this section for lots more tools to make it easy to get around.

Did You Know?

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.

Henry David Thoreau

News Headlines
Metrorail weekend service adjustments Oct. 3-5

September 29, 2014, WMATA

New Census data reveals commuting shifts

Adie Tomer, Joseph Kane, September 30, 2014, Streetsblog USA

'Intersection of doom' getting interim safety upgrades

Andrea Swalec, September 30, 2014, ARLnow

Md. 'Move Over' law expands to tow trucks

Samara Martin-Ewing, September 29, 2014, WUSA9

More News & Events

Upcoming Events
Capital Bikeshare Fiesta at Naupha Mankha Mikuna

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Walk and Bike to School Day 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Adult Learn to Ride

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Events Calendar