The DC Circulator bus is an easy and affordable transportation option for you.
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What is the DC Circulator?

The DC Circulator is a popular mode of public transportation that travels throughout Washington, DC and into Arlington, Virginia.  It is a clean, comfortable bus system that services each stop every 10 minutes, and each ride costs just $1 per person.  It is easy to understand – six routes connect you to DC’s main attractions and popular neighborhoods for both visitors and residents.  And it’s the ONLY public transportation option along the national mall.

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Fast Facts

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No complex schedule necessary. Buses pick up at each stop every 10 minutes.  Service hours for each route can be found online and on brochures in every bus.


Save Money with only $1 per trip, no matter how far or long you ride.  Plus get great transfer discounts to other transportation options – including getting back on board the Circulator


70% of Circulator buses are less than 5-years-old.  This means riders enjoy new-aged perks such as easy boarding, cool, comfortable seating and awesome added amenities on select vehicles.


Enjoy limited stops on all six routes to get where you’re going efficiently.  Use our handy NextRide tool to know exactly when the next bus will arrive at your stop.

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