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

Photo: Commuter Store interiorOperated 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 five 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.

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.

Commuter Store Locations, Hours, Contact Information

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 North
1615-B Crystal Square Arcade, Arlington, VA 22202 (Directly across from Hamburger Hamlet)
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 Center Mall, Level 2
Suite 235, 1700 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.
Beginning Saturday, December 7, the Rosslyn Commuter Store will be open Saturdays, 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.

Coming soon: A new Rosslyn Commuter Store. An artist's rendering is below.

Artists Rendering: Rosslyn Commuter Store


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

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