Transportation Options In and Near the City

This information is brought to you by the City's Transportation Demand Management (TDM) team, which is focused on strategies to increase the use of transportation alternatives to driving alone, such as carpool/vanpool, transit, bicycle and pedestrian.

WMATA Buses and Trains Routes

The Washington Metropolitain Area Transit Authority manages the local rail (subway) system as well as a robust bus system.

  • Helpful Information
  • Metrobus: Routes that run through the City of Falls Church
    • 2A Washington Boulevard – Dunn Loring
    • 26A Annandale – East Falls Church
    • 28A Leesburg Pike
    • 3Y Lee Highway – Farragut Square
  • Metrorail: Stations closest to the City of Falls Church
    • East Falls Church (Orange and Silver Lines)
    • West Falls Church (Orange Line) 

More Local Bus Options

Two neighboring jurisdictions -- Arlington County and Fairfax County -- manage bus service separate from WMATA. Several routes run close to the City of Falls Church.

  • Arlington Transit (ART): A neighboring jurisdiction's bus system that runs near the City of Falls Church
    • 52 Ballston – Virginia Hospital Center – East Falls Church 
    • 53 Ballston Metro – Old Glebe East Falls Church
    • 55 East Falls Church – Lee Highway – Rosslyn
  • Fairfax Connector
    • 803 Annandale Road (Replaces Metrobus 3A)
    • 703 Pimmit Hills (Replaces Metrobus 3T)
    • 715 East Falls Church - Langley (Replaces Metrobus 15K)

Regional Train Options

Two regional trains are popular for those commuting longer distances.

  • Virginia Railway Express (VRE) has two lines that run from Union Station in Washington, DC to Bristow, VA and Fredericksburg, VA. The closest station to the CIty of Falls Church is in Alexandria.
  • Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) has three lines that run from Union Station in Washington, DC to Martinsburg, WV, Perryville, MD, and Baltimore, MD. The closest station to the City of Falls Church is Union Station.

Bicycle Programs and Routes

  • Capital Bikeshare is metro DC's bikeshare service, with 4,300 bikes and 500+ stations across 6 jurisdictions: Washington, DC.; Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Montgomery, MD; Prince George's County, MD; and Fairfax County, VA. Capital Bikeshare stations in the City will arrive in Spring 2019. Find a station near you.
  • The City's Master Plan identifies a set of designated bicycle routes.


  • Carpool or Vanpool: participating in either helps to decrease the number of drivers at peak commuting hours. Additional information on subsidies offered including Pool Rewards.
  • Guaranteed Ride Home: carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, or taking transit to work once a week guarantees 4 free rides a year in case of emergency or unexpected circumstances.
  • Telework VA!: provides information to business, agencies and employees regarding full-time, part-time, or temporary work from home offices, telework offices, or other non-central workplace locations.
  • Commuter Connections is a regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. If you live or work in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. area, Commuter Connections can provide you with information on all your commute options.
  • Car Free A to Z provides additional information on how best to plan car-free trips.