Your Commuter Guide to DC

If you live in or near D.C., chances are that you have multiple options for getting where you need to go. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority does an excellent job in providing commuters with a number of different travel options, from the bus to the metro. If you've been thinking about moving to a community near D.C., but are worried about your potential commute to work, don't worry! We've compiled this handy guide to make it easier.


Woman standing to the side of a moving subway.

Commute Via Rail

If you live in a suburban community like Bethesda, commuting to D.C. by rail may be your most convenient option. Bethesda to Downtown D.C. is just over 30 minutes by rail, and there are a number of different times available to travel. The Bethesda to D.C. route is known as the Red Line, and costs about $2.60 for a one-way trip.

Learn more about the D.C. rail system here.


Empty bus at twilight.

Commute Via Bus

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides bus services to residents of D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. D.C. buses are clean, safe, and reliable for commuting to work or fun. There are more than 11,000 bus stops in these three states with a fleet of more than 1,500 buses. 

If you're commuting from a D.C. neighborhood, check out our personalized neighborhood commute graphics below.





Man driving in a car at twilight.

Ride Sharing in D.C.

Due to heavy congestion and traffic in the D.C. area, residents commuting for work are encouraged to ride share and carpool to lessen traffic.

In association with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the Commuter Connections Network operates a number of programs to encourage daily commuter to carpool. These programs include Ride Sharing, which allows users to view an interactive list of all potential ridesharing partners in the area.

 Guaranteed Ride Home program that provides commuters who carpool, vanpool, bike, walk, or utilize transit to get to work with a complimentary and reliable ride home during unexpected emergencies.


Trust Us As Your Relocation Experts

If you're thinking about moving to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area, rely on S&G Realty as your relocation experts. Allow us to leverage our unique D.C. real estate expertise to assist you in streamlining your move, and making it as stress-free as possible. If you have any questions about commuting in D.C., life in D.C., or anything else, please give us a call at (202) 870-0407.


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