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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Did you know the Washington Monument is taller than the Statue of Liberty and the Pyramids of Giza? It is! Visit it today with our National Mall route. The only bus route allowed on the National Mall. #busDC #exploreDC #tourismDC #DestinationDC ...

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Ready to win your own DC Circulator Safety Kit? All you have to do is like this post, and we’ll mail you one of each item pictured! Leave a comment for an extra entry. Contest closes Wednesday, April 14 at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be contacted on Thursday, April 15. #yourrideourpriority #contest ...

Only two more Meet the Rider Events left! 
One at Anacostia Metro and one at Columbia Heights Metro. 
Don't miss your chance get your DC Circulator mask and hand sanitizer. 
Learn more at dccirculator.com/coronavirus
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Only two more Meet the Rider Events left!

One at Anacostia Metro and one at Columbia Heights Metro.

Don't miss your chance get your DC Circulator mask and hand sanitizer.

Learn more at dccirculator.com/coronavirus

#YourRideOurPriority #igdc #publictransit #dccirculator
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Make sure to take the Eastern Market-L'Enfant Plaza route to future @nationals games.
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Baseball is back in DC! ⚾️

Make sure to take the Eastern Market-L'Enfant Plaza route to future @nationals games.

#busDC #Natitude #dccirculator #igdc
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Cruising on our new red carpet ✨😎✨ ...

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Watch our latest video to learn more about our meticulous process to keep DC Circulator clean 🧼 
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Watch our latest video to learn more about our meticulous process to keep DC Circulator clean 🧼

#YourRideOurPriority
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To celebrate the cherry blossoms this year @CherryBlossFest commissioned 25 oversized cherry blossom sculptures to be painted by local and national artists. 
They are now installed at a variety of outdoor locations across the DMV, many of which are accessible via DC Circulator! 
Including the one pictured, which is located at 825 10th Street NW right by the Georgetown Union Station route. 
#artinbloom #CherryBlossoms #DCinBloom #busdc #dccirculator

To celebrate the cherry blossoms this year @CherryBlossFest commissioned 25 oversized cherry blossom sculptures to be painted by local and national artists.

They are now installed at a variety of outdoor locations across the DMV, many of which are accessible via DC Circulator!

Including the one pictured, which is located at 825 10th Street NW right by the Georgetown Union Station route.

#artinbloom #CherryBlossoms #DCinBloom #busdc #dccirculator
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Our street team helping inform riders about DC Circulator’s efforts to keep riders and operators safe during the pandemic. Did you get a chance to stop by? #yourrideourpriority

Our street team helping inform riders about DC Circulator’s efforts to keep riders and operators safe during the pandemic. Did you get a chance to stop by? #yourrideourpriority ...

Make sure to stop by Farragut North from 8am-10am this Friday to get your DC Circulator branded reusable bus strap and more! 
Learn more about how DC Circulator is hard at work keeping riders and operators safe at DCCirculator.com/coronavirus
#yourrideourpriority

Make sure to stop by Farragut North from 8am-10am this Friday to get your DC Circulator branded reusable bus strap and more!

Learn more about how DC Circulator is hard at work keeping riders and operators safe at DCCirculator.com/coronavirus

#yourrideourpriority
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Do your part: Avoid sitting in a vacant seat directly next to another rider when using DC Circulator. Learn more about how we’re keeping riders safe at DCCirculator.com/coronavirus #YourRideOurPriority

Do your part: Avoid sitting in a vacant seat directly next to another rider when using DC Circulator. Learn more about how we’re keeping riders safe at DCCirculator.com/coronavirus #YourRideOurPriority ...

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This Transit Operator Appreciation Day, make sure to give your thanks to all of the wonderful, hardworking DC Circulator bus operators.
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Bus operators go above and beyond to ensure our safety. Often times we get so caught up in our commute that we forget to show our appreciation.

This Transit Operator Appreciation Day, make sure to give your thanks to all of the wonderful, hardworking DC Circulator bus operators.

#busDC #publictransit #busoperators #appreciation
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