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There are 5 ways to get from Union Station to Arlington by subway, bus, taxi or car

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Subway

  1. Take the subway from Union Station, Red Line Center Platform to Metro Center, Red Line Track 2 Platform
  2. Take the subway from Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Center Platform to Virginia Square-Gmu, Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform

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Bus, subway

  1. Take the bus from Union Station Parking Garage to K Street and 14th Street NW
  2. Take the subway from Mcpherson Square, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform to Virginia Square-Gmu, Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Union Station Parking Garage to K Street and Connecticut Avenue NW
  2. Take the bus from 17Th St + I St Nw to Washington Blvd + N Lincoln St

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Union Station to Arlington

Drive

  1. Drive from Union Station to Arlington
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The cheapest way to get from Union Station to Arlington is to drive which costs $1 and takes 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to Arlington is to taxi which costs $23 - $28 and takes 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Union Station station to Arlington. However, there are services departing from Union Station Parking Garage and arriving at Washington Blvd + N Lincoln St via 17Th St + I St Nw. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Union Station station to Arlington. However, there are services departing from Union Station, Red Line Center Platform and arriving at Virginia Square-Gmu, Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform via Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Center Platform. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Union Station and Arlington is 5 miles. The road distance is 6.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Station to Arlington without a car is to subway which takes 24 min and costs $2 - $4.

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It takes approximately 24 min to get from Union Station to Arlington, including transfers.

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Union Station to Arlington bus services, operated by DC Circulator, depart from Union Station Parking Garage.

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Union Station to Arlington train services, operated by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, depart from Union Station, Red Line Center Platform.

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Union Station to Arlington bus services, operated by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, arrive at Washington Blvd + N Lincoln St station.

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Map of how to get from Union Station to Arlington.
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  • Distance: 5.4 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Union Station, DC, USA and Arlington, VA, USA?

You can take a vehicle from Union Station to Arlington via Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Center Platform in around 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Union Station to Arlington via K Street and Connecticut Avenue NW and 17Th St + I St Nw in around 54 min.

Train operators
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Union Station, Red Line Center Platform to Metro Center, Red Line Track 2 Platform
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Standard Fare
$2 - $3
Subway from Metro Center, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Center Platform to Virginia Square-Gmu, Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Senior / Disabled
$1
Standard Fare
$1
Subway from Mcpherson Square, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform to Virginia Square-Gmu, Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Standard Fare
$2 - $3
Bus operators
DC Circulator
Phone
+1 202-567-3040
Website
dccirculator.com
Bus from Union Station Parking Garage to K Street and 14th Street NW
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
dccirculator.com
Bus from Union Station Parking Garage to K Street and Connecticut Avenue NW
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
dccirculator.com
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from H St + Union Station Garage to 15Th St
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Senior / Disabled
$1
Standard Fare
$2
Bus from 17Th St + I St Nw to Washington Blvd + N Lincoln St
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Senior / Disabled
$1
Standard Fare
$2
Other operators
Taxi from Union Station to Arlington
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Yellow Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-544-1212
Website
dcyellowcab.com
Red Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-285-1632
Website
redcabdc.com
Mats DC
Phone
+1 202-480-6807
Website
dcmats.com
https://dfhv.dc.gov/
Website
dfhv.dc.gov

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Union Station to Arlington train services, operated by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, arrive at Virginia Square-Gmu, Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Station to Arlington is 6 miles. It takes approximately 8 min to drive from Union Station to Arlington.

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