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Whether by bus, car, bike, train, or foot, Greenbelt residents have many transportation options available to them.  

BUS SERVICES

County (TheBus) Time Schedules

TheBUS Transit Services operates 28 routes in Prince George’s County, including Greenbelt, with service Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Adult fare is $1.25.  Seniors, children, and disabled ride free. 

Metrobus Time Schedules, Trip Planner and NextBus 

Greenbelt is located on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) extensive bus line, with many stops serving the area.  Use WMATA’s online Trip Planner to plan trips and estimate total travel time.

Greenbelt Connection

The City of Greenbelt offers a 12-passenger, wheelchair accessible van that operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  To arrange for transportation with the Greenbelt Connection, residents can register at least 24 hours in advance for pick-up by calling 301-474-4100. Senior citizens, individuals with disabilities, and children (6-18 yrs.)/$1 each way. All others/$2 each way. The Greenbelt Connection does not operate on holidays observed by the city.

UMD Shuttle

Greenbelt residents can use the University of Maryland shuttle service (Shuttle UM).  Information on routes and schedules is available on the University’s website.

Residents interested in using the shuttle must purchase an annual pass ($10) which is available at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, 101 Centerway, and the Springhill Lake Recreation Center, 6101 Cherrywood Lane. 

AUTOMOBILE

Call-A-Cab: 301-883-5656

Call-A-Cab is a transportation assistance program that provides mobility at a reduced cost for County seniors (age 60+) and/or County persons with disabilities. This program allows eligible residents to purchase coupon books that can be used to pay for rides with participating cab companies when Metrobus, Metrorail, and/or Call-A-Bus are not available.  Senior and/or disabled residents may purchase up to 14 $20 coupon books in a six-month period at $10 per book. 

ZipCar

Zip Car is a car sharing program that you join on-line.  Once you apply, you receive a Zipcard in the mail. You book the car on-line and use the Zipcard to unlock the car.  In Greenbelt, Zip Cars are available at the Greenbelt Municipal Building parking lot, 25 Crescent Road, Lakeside North Apartments, and Capital Office Park.  Locations for Zip Cars may change, so please use their website to verify locations.

Independent Ride Share Providers

Services such as Uber and Lyft operate in the Greenbelt area. Although fairly safe and very convenient, it helps to be an aware and cautious rider.  Uber has provided this list of Safety Tips for using their service.  It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with them.

TRAIN

Metrorail
Greenbelt has its own stop on the Green Line of the WMATA Metrorail System located at 5717 Greenbelt Metro Dr. off of Cherrywood Road. With ample parking and a convenient location, the Greenbelt Metro station is your connection to Washington, D.C., and the metropolitan area. 

MARC

Located at the Greenbelt Metro station, the MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) Train provides links to downtown Baltimore and Washington, D.C. 

AMTRAK

With stops at both Washington, D.C.’s Union Station and at nearby New Carrollton Metro Station, Amtrak provides long-distance rail service from Washington and Baltimore to the northeast corridor, as well as nationwide. Union Station is also served by Metrorail, and is located on the Metrorail Red Line. 

AIRPORTS

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood 

Marshall Airport (BWI) 
Located 20 minutes north on the Baltimore/Washington Parkway, BWI airport offers flights to both domestic and international locations, and WMATA provides direct bus service every 40 minutes from Greenbelt Metro Station to the terminal. 

 

With its own stop on Metro’s Yellow Line, Reagan National Airport services over 75 North American destinations on 12 carriers, making flying in and out of Washington, D.C. simple. 

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 

Dulles, in Chantilly, Virginia, is approximately  40 miles from Greenbelt, and serves as the region’s major international airport. More than 30 carriers fly from Dulles to over 50 international locations across five continents. WMATA offers bus service from L’Enfant Plaza on Metro’s Green Line to the Arrivals Area of the airport terminal.

HIKER/BIKER TRAILS 

Greenbelt residents can make use of the many walking and biking footpaths in and around town. Download the Bicycle/Pedestrian Trail Map for Greenbelt. Copies of this map are available at most City buildings.

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