Travel & Transportation
THREE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS — Within easy access of Prince George’s County, MD
Metrobus Greenbelt-BWI Airport Express: Now available to and from BWI. Catch the Metrobus BWI Shuttle (Route B30 Express) at Greenbelt Metro Station for a quick, inexpensive ride to BWI Airport. A one-way trip is only $3.10. The Express takes you directly to the lower level of the terminal, where you can also catch a return shuttle to Greenbelt Metro Station. Buses run 25 times each weekday, 21 times on weekends – about every 40 minutes. For additional information, call 202-637-7000 or visitwww.metroopensdoors.com.
REGIONAL – COMMUTER
For private operators, there are four Regional/Commuter Airports conveniently located throughout Prince George’s County. Please note that FAA AIRSPACE RESTRICTIONS (for Washington, DC metro area) may apply, call for details:
College Park Airport
6709 Cpt. Frank Scott Drive
College Park, MD
Road Bowie, MD 20721
Road Indian Head, MD 20646
10300 Glen Way
Fort Washington, MD 20749
MARC TRAIN STATION LIST
Stations may be unstaffed or provide limited parking. Call for details.
For Washington Metropolitan DC METRORAIL (subway) service, visit www.metroopensdoors.com.
Prince George’s County, in conjunction with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), operates more than 70 bus routes in the County. Metrobus serves most major population centers and travel corridors in the County, providing more than 2,600 trips daily. Easy-to-spot red, white and blue signs identify Metrobus stops.
For specific details about Metrobus service, call Metro’s Information Service at 202-637-7000 (6:00 AM to 11:30 PM, 7 days a week); TDD 202-638-3780, or visit the Metrobus section ofwww.wmata.com.
Timetables and Route Maps
Metrobus timetables include route maps, fare information and times when buses pass certain schedule points. You can obtain timetables online at the www.wmata.com or by calling 202-637-7000. All individual route maps and schedules can be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. To plan your next Metrobus trip, you can visit WMATA’s The Ride Guide. The Ride Guide asks you where you’re starting, and when and where you want to go. Then it finds the best way for you to get there using Metrobus and Metrorail.
Persons with disabilities who meet preset qualifications can obtain Metro Photo ID Cards at the Metro sales offices at 600 5th Street, N.W. They also can purchase Metrorail farecards at a reduced rate. Please call 202-637-7000 or TDD 202-638-3780 for specific details.
Buses operate Monday through Friday, no service is provided on Saturdays, Sundays, or major holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day). Customer information hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Senior and disabled customers ride The Bus for FREE.
Metrorail, operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), currently serves 86 stations throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area along 106 miles of track, much of it underground. The system consists of five color-coded lines: blue, green, orange, red and yellow. The lines intersect at various points, making it possible for passengers to change trains and travel anywhere on the system.
There are fifteen Metrorail stations in Prince George’s County:
- Capitol Heights (Blue Line)
- Addison Road-Seat Pleasant (Blue Line)
- Cheverly (Orange Line)
- Landover (Orange Line)
- New Carrollton (Orange Line)
- West Hyattsville (Green Line)
- Prince George’s Plaza (Green Line)
- College Park-University of Maryland (Green Line)
- Greenbelt (Green Line)
- Southern Avenue (Green Line)
- Naylor Road (Green Line)
- Suitland (Green Line)
- Branch Avenue (Green Line)
- Morgan Boulevard (Blue Line)
- Largo Town Center (Blue Line)
SmarTrip- Metrobus and Metrorail also accepts SmarTrip cards — permanent, rechargeable farecards. Similar to credit cards, plastic SmarTrip cards are embedded with a computer chip that keeps track of the value of the card. Click here to learn more or to purchase fares online www.wmata.com
Metrochek – Metrochek is available to employees of Federal and private sector employers who participate in this program. Under this program, employees can receive public transportation benefits, tax free, from their employer, up to a maximum of $100.00 per month. For additional information, visit www.wmata.com or call 202-962-1326.
For additional information concerning the SmarTrip card, the Metrochek Program, senior and disabled fares, hours of operation, schedules, parking, transfers, passes and fare information, visit www.wmata.com or call on 202-637-7000 (TDD 202-638-3780).
RideSmart Solutions is your guide to alternative transportation options in Prince George’s County. We provide FREEinformation and benefit programs for bus service, rail lines, carpooling, vanpooling and telecommuting as well as Employer specialized programs. RideSmart provides comprehensive programs backed by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, your state and local governments and several other transportation organizations, all working together to improve commuting in and around the region.
Prince George’s County works closely with the Commuter Connections program to help promote transportation alternatives and connect commuters to jobs, education, shopping, healthcare, and other important destinations, while reducing auto emissions and traffic congestion. We want to make sure you have all the resources needed in order to successfully enjoy making alternative modes of transportation your main source of traveling. RIDESMART SOLUTIONS.