With clear route names, free rides, simple fare structure and reliable 10 minute headways, the DC Circulator makes it easy and convenient to travel throughout the District.
Follow these tips to navigate our system like a pro:
Before heading out, identify your origination and destination points using one of three easy methods:
- Use our Interactive Map to determine the closest Circulator route and bus stop(s) to a specific address.
- View our Map and Information Guide for a full view of every stop on our entire system.
When you’re ready to ride, keep these simple steps in mind for stress-free travel:
- Each bus stop is marked with a Circulator flag where you should wait for the bus to arrive. All riders must stand at the designated DC Circulator stop when waiting for the bus to arrive. This helps operators identify riders and ensures that you can board and off-board Circulator buses safely. We cannot pick up passengers who are not at a designated stop. We appreciate your understanding.
- Buses service each stop in 10 minute intervals during normal service conditions. For real-time arrival predictions, use the Nextbus Tab on the homepage.
- Make sure you’re boarding the bus headed in the correct direction. Each bus displays its final destination in bright LED lights above the front windshield.
- Completely FREE rides save you time boarding. No need to worry about payment, just enter the bus, greet your driver, and find your seat.
- Enjoy a comfortable ride! Notify the driver when your stop is approaching by pressing one of the stop buttons located throughout the bus.
- Gather your belongings and disembark safely.