These long-haul bus services bring commuters to the D.C. area in the morning, and take them back outside the beltway in the evening. Commuter bus services usually make only a few stops, connecting with other transit systems or park-and-ride lots on each end of the commute.
SmarTrip® and SmartBenefits®
SmarTrip® is a convenient way to pay transit fares using a rechargeable plastic farecard. SmarTrip is accepted on Metrobus, Metrorail, local transit systems, and most of the commuter bus systems listed below. SmartBenefits® is a program that allows employers to assign commuting benefits directly to employees' SmarTrip cards. Find out more about SmarTrip and SmartBenefits.
Guaranteed Ride Home
If you commute by bus, you may be eligible for Commuter Connections' Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH). GRH provides free taxi rides home when the unexpected happens. The Guaranteed Ride Home Service is also available to commuters who use other commuting alternatives, such as carpooling or bicycling. More about the Guaranteed Ride Home Program.
Commuter Bus Services
Loudoun County Transit
Weekday morning and late afternoon rush hour bus service from park and ride lots in Loudoun County to destinations that include Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station, Rosslyn, Crystal City, the Pentagon and Washington, DC. SmarTrip® accepted.
Maryland Transit Association (MTA) Commuter Bus
MTA Commuter Bus Service connects thousands of Maryland’s suburban residents with jobs in Baltimore and Washington,DC. Commuter Bus operates weekdays during morning and evening rush hours, and is managed by private contractors with oversight from the MTA.
Express bus services from the Manassas, Dale City, Triangle, Dumfries and Lake Ridge areas. Destinations include Crystal City, the Pentagon, Washington, DC and Tysons. Service is also provided between OmniRide locations in Prince William County and Franconia/Springfield Metrorail and Tysons Corner Metrorail stations. SmarTrip® accepted.
Tysons Express - Loudoun
Take the Tysons Express from Loudoun to Tysons when commuting to work. The bus travels the Dulles Greenway and the Dulles Airport Access Highway to Tysons, making for a faster commute than driving your car. Tysons Express serving Loudoun is operated by Loudoun County Transit and funded by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's Dulles Metrorail Project. SmarTrip® accepted.
Tysons Express - Woodbridge
The Tysons Express coach bus service from Woodbridge to Tysons lets you relax with a comfortable ride and offers free WiFi. Tysons Express is operated by PRTC OmniRide and funded by Virginia Megaprojects to provide transportation options during the construction of the I-495 HOT Lanes and the Dulles Metrorail. SmarTrip® accepted.