Let the beauty of cherry blossom season inspire you to explore District and it's vibrant culture.
National Cherry
Blossom Festival:
March 20 - April 12, 2020

Inspiration is in Full Bloom with the Return of the Blossom Bus

The fourth annual DC Circulator Blossom Bus returns to service Sunday, March 17, 2019 – Friday, April 12, 2019.

Once a year we release one specially wrapped pink bus into our fleet of 72 vehicles, to celebrate the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival. The floral vehicle inspires us all to Bus to the Blossoms this season.


This year’s bus theme is based on the inspiration found all around The District. In concert with the National Cherry Blossom Festival theme “Spring Blossoms Here”, the bus sports a bright pink wrap adorned with flower petals and iconic symbols of inspiration in DC. The interior displays hand-crafted artwork by local middle school students. Consider the Blossom Bus a spring-themed art gallery on wheels, serving as a reminder that DC Circulator is your ONLY public transportation option to the cherry trees.

For the first time ever, the 2019 Blossom Bus is one of our 14 100% electric vehicles. These vehicles run on 100 percent battery electric propulsion and bring clean, quiet, zero-emission transportation to The District. The electric Blossom Bus is a perfect pairing as we celebrate the beauty and splendor of mother nature.

Track the Blossom Bus

Route Schedule

March 17 – March 22: Georgetown – Union Station
March 23 – March 24: National Mall
March 25 – March 27:  Dupont Circle – Rosslyn – Georgetown
March 28  – March 29: Eastern Market – L’Enfant Plaza
March 30  – March 31: National Mall
April 1 – April 5: Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Square
April 6:  Eastern Market – L’Enfant Plaza (Petalpalooza)
April 7: National Mall
April 8 – April 10: Congress Heights – Union Station
April 11- April 12: Eastern Market – L’Enfant Plaza
April 13: National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
April 14: Anacostia River Festival

Inspiration Blossoms Here for DC Students

Ride the Blossom Bus to see inspiring art by Washington’s talented youth.

Earlier this year we issued a call to schools in the District, inviting DC students in 4th-6th grades to participate in our Inspiration Blossoms Here Student Art and Letters Contest. Middle school classes participated by writing thoughtful letters meant to inspire other children from around the world to visit DC, explore and experience the arts, culture, and history that exists in the area. Students also created visual art to accompany their letters. This custom art is displayed inside the 2019 Blossom Bus.

We are currently deliberating and contest winners will be announced soon. Click here to learn more about the contest and the fun pizza party prize.

Get inspired! Check out the student art exhibit by finding the Blossom Bus on a route near you! Tweet us your love for student work by tagging @dccirculator.

 

Fast Facts

Bus to the Blossoms

The National Mall Route is the ONLY  public transit to the Tidal Basin.  The route begins at Union Station, and loops around The Mall, providing fast access to the cherry trees and other popular attractions. Click here to learn more. 

Spot the Blossom Bus

A pink 40ft bus is hard to miss! When you ride the Blossom Bus or spot it on the street, share a photo on social media tagged #BlossomBus for a chance to be featured on our Instagram feed.

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Look for the Blossom Bus in the nationally televised annual National Cherry Blossom Parade on Sat., April 13 and at the Anacostia River Festival on Sun., April 14. For more info on the National Cherry Blossom Festival, click here.

Beyond the Blossoms

The National Mall is just one of many must-see places in DC. Spring is a great time to explore our six routes and the vibrant neighborhoods we serve. Check out our Getting Around Washington, DC page for more information.

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The District Department of Transportation will modify DC Circulator service in preparation for the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
The Georgetown-Union Station (GTUS) route will operate a special shuttle for the western portion of the route will continue through January 21, 2021. The shuttle service will begin at 34th Street NW and Wisconsin Avenue NW (eastbound) to Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 24th Street NW via Wisconsin Avenue NW and M Street NW. Buses will loop at Washington Circle NW and head westbound on K Street NW back to 34th Street NW and Wisconsin Avenue NW.
The Woodley Park (WP) route will operate normal stops on P Street NW and 14th Street NW. There will be no service downtown.  Buses will turn around at Thomas Circle and the following stops will not be serviced through January 21, 2020: 13th Street NW at K Street NW; 14th Street NW at I Street NW; and 14th Street NW and K Street NW.
The Congress Heights- Union Station (CHUS) route will operate its regular route northbound to Eastern Market with the final stop at 8th Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue SE. The buses will then turnaround at Potomac Avenue Metro Station. Southbound service on the CHUS route will begin on southbound at 8th Street SE at D Street SE. The following stops will not be serviced: 8th Street SE at East Capitol Street SE and Massachusetts Avenue SE at Columbus Circle SE in the vicinity of Union Station.
The Eastern Market- L’Enfant Plaza (EMLP) route will detour on the western end of the route in and around L’Enfant Plaza. The final stop for the route will be on M Street SW at 7th Street SW. Buses will bypass stops at 7th Street SW and D Street SW (L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station); 7th Street SW and Maine Avenue SW; and 7th Street SW and I Street SW, northbound and southbound. Service will resume on M Street SW.
The Rosslyn-Dupont Circle (RSDP) route will operate normal service.
The National Mall (NM) route is suspended until January 25, 2021 at 5:00 a.m.
For the latest information about service adjustments, please follow us on Twitter @DCCirculator.

The District Department of Transportation will modify DC Circulator service in preparation for the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

The Georgetown-Union Station (GTUS) route will operate a special shuttle for the western portion of the route will continue through January 21, 2021. The shuttle service will begin at 34th Street NW and Wisconsin Avenue NW (eastbound) to Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 24th Street NW via Wisconsin Avenue NW and M Street NW. Buses will loop at Washington Circle NW and head westbound on K Street NW back to 34th Street NW and Wisconsin Avenue NW.

The Woodley Park (WP) route will operate normal stops on P Street NW and 14th Street NW. There will be no service downtown. Buses will turn around at Thomas Circle and the following stops will not be serviced through January 21, 2020: 13th Street NW at K Street NW; 14th Street NW at I Street NW; and 14th Street NW and K Street NW.

The Congress Heights- Union Station (CHUS) route will operate its regular route northbound to Eastern Market with the final stop at 8th Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue SE. The buses will then turnaround at Potomac Avenue Metro Station. Southbound service on the CHUS route will begin on southbound at 8th Street SE at D Street SE. The following stops will not be serviced: 8th Street SE at East Capitol Street SE and Massachusetts Avenue SE at Columbus Circle SE in the vicinity of Union Station.

The Eastern Market- L’Enfant Plaza (EMLP) route will detour on the western end of the route in and around L’Enfant Plaza. The final stop for the route will be on M Street SW at 7th Street SW. Buses will bypass stops at 7th Street SW and D Street SW (L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station); 7th Street SW and Maine Avenue SW; and 7th Street SW and I Street SW, northbound and southbound. Service will resume on M Street SW.

The Rosslyn-Dupont Circle (RSDP) route will operate normal service.

The National Mall (NM) route is suspended until January 25, 2021 at 5:00 a.m.

For the latest information about service adjustments, please follow us on Twitter @DCCirculator.
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