The Commuter Store®, Mobile Commuter Store & CommuterDirect.com®

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Operated by Arlington County Commuter Services, The Commuter Store®, Mobile Commuter Store, and CommuterDirect.com® provide one-stop shopping for Metro, VRE, MARC, Circulator, and DASH fares. 

CommuterDirect.com® allows you to purchase transit tickets and passes online and have them delivered to your home or office. CommuterDirect.com account holders can set up renewable orders to automatically receive the tickets and passes they need for their commute. MARC and VRE riders can use SmartBenefits funds to purchase tickets through CommuterDirect.com.

The Commuter Store® offers face-to-face information, sales, and assistance at four locations in Arlington and Odenton, Maryland, and a Mobile Commuter Store that serves additional Arlington and Washington, DC locations. Printed bus schedules and other free publications are available. Courteous staff will assist you in planning the best way to travel, whether by bus, rail, carpool, vanpool, or bicycle.

Buy Capital Bikeshare Memberships and Helmets at The Commuter Store®

Capital Bikeshare Annual, Month or Daily Key memberships and helmets are available for purchase at any of the four Commuter Store locations in Arlington County and at the Mobile Commuter Store. New members can sign up with the assistance of the Commuter Store staff and receive a member key fob ready for use immediately. You can purchase a membership Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 5 pm and Saturday at the Ballston and Rosslyn locations from 8 am - 2 pm.

Arlington residents also have a cash payment option for Capital Bikeshare memberships at the Commuter Stores.

Photo: Mobile Commuter Store

Mobile Commuter Store

We're taking The Commuter Store on the road and bringing it to you. Purchase fares, pick up a schedule, or ask our knowledgeable and courteous staff to help you find the best way to get from point A to point B. Phone: 703-599-5714, TDD: 711. Mobile Commuter Store Schedule

The Commuter Store® and SmartBenefits

Many Washington, DC area employers participate in the SmartBenefits program. This program assigns transit benefits to employees' SmarTrip cards, which are accepted by the Metro system and many local bus systems. However, some transit systems, including MARC and VRE commuter rail, don't accept the electronic farecards. Employees who need their transit benefits applied to fares for these systems can set up a SmartBenefits Personal Account with CommuterDirect.com. CommuterDirect.com will then deliver the appropriate tickets by mail, or the tickets may be picked up at any Commuter Store location. For more information, see SmarTrip & SmartBenefits.

Convenience Fee

The Commuter Store adds a 25-cent convenience fee to the cost of WMATA products (Metrobus and Metrorail fares and SmarTrip cards). There is no convenience fee added for discounted fare media for seniors and persons with disabilities. Fare media for other transit systems are sold at face value.

Photo: New Crystal City Store, April 2015
New Crystal City Commuter Store location, 251 18th Street, S., Arlington VA, 22202

Commuter Store Locations, Hours, Contact Information

Also see Other Transit Stores for Metro sales outlets and transit stores in Fairfax County, Montgomery County, and Alexandria.

Email for all stores: Questions@CommuterDirect.com

TDD phone number for all stores (for deaf and hard of hearing callers in VA, MD, and DC): 711

Ballston Commuter Store

Ballston-MU Metro Plaza
(kiosk at top of escalator), 4230 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-528-3541 Fax: 703-522-4356 TDD: 711
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Map and Transit Options

Crystal City Commuter Store

Crystal City Shops, 251 18th Street South, Arlington VA, 22202  (across from Dunkin' Donuts)
Phone: 703-413-4287 Fax: 703-413-4291 TDD: 711
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Map and Transit Options

Rosslyn Commuter Store

Rosslyn Metro Station Entrance
1810 N. Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 703-525-1995 Fax: 703-525-0060 TDD: 711
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sat., 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Map and Transit Options

Shirlington Commuter Store

Please call in advance to order VRE tickets to be picked up at the Shirlington store.
2975 S. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22206 (at the Shirlington Bus Station, near the intersection of South Randolph Street and 31st Street South, next to I-395)
Phone: 703-820-4981 Fax: 703-820-4984 TDD: 711
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Map and Transit Options

Affiliate Stores

Odenton, Md. MTA Commuter Store

MARC and MTA Commuter Bus tickets only
1400 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD 21113
Phone: 410-674-4885 Fax: 410-551-0708 TDD: 711
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 4:45 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sat. 7:30-11:30 a.m., Sunday 9:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Frederick, Md. Transit Center/MARC Station

MARC and MTA Commuter Bus tickets only
100 South East Street
Frederick, MD 21704
Phone: 301-663-3311
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 4:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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Arlington’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Counters

Bikes counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
834
14th Street Bridge
2430
Arlington Mill Trail
405
Ballston Connector
356
Bluemont Connector
225
CC Connector
634
Clarendon EB bike lane
228
Custis Bon Air Park
1301
Custis Rosslyn
1924
Fairfax EB bike lane
191
Joyce St NB
20
Joyce St SB
40
Key Bridge East
1255
Key Bridge West
791
Military NB bike lane
38
Military SB bike lane
25
MVT Airport South
2470
Quincy NB bike lane
115
Quincy SB bike lane
103
Roosevelt Bridge
582
Rosslyn Bikeometer
1661
TR Island Bridge
1594
WOD Bon Air Park
1020
WOD Bon Air West
1685
WOD Columbia Pike
887
WOD East Falls Church
1206
Wilson WB bike lane
282

Peds counted

View Counter Data
110 Trail
599
14th Street Bridge
285
Arlington Mill Trail
672
Ballston Connector
346
Bluemont Connector
266
CC Connector
318
Custis Bon Air Park
409
Custis Rosslyn
305
Joyce St NB
44
Joyce St SB
72
Key Bridge East
1776
Key Bridge West
0
MVT Airport South
111
Roosevelt Bridge
132
TR Island Bridge
632
WOD Bon Air Park
465
WOD Bon Air West
544
WOD Columbia Pike
617
WOD East Falls Church
297

All counters, YTD

View Counter Data
Year to Date
5969242
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