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DC Circulator

DC Circulator

The DC Circulator provides affordable, comfortable and efficient bus service in the busiest parts of Washington D.C., while looping around most attractions and popular destinations. DC Circulator is also the ONLY public transit option that travels along the National Mall.

Operating 6 bus routes and servicing over 5 million riders each year, the DC Circulator connects you to Adams Morgan, Anacostia, Capitol Hill, Capitol Riverfront, Columbia Heights, Downtown, Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Golden Triangle, National Mall, NoMa/Union Station, Rosslyn, Woodley Park, 14th & U Street Corridors and to more than 25 museums, monuments and memorials along the National Mall.

DC Circulator Schedule

DC Circulator Hours of Service

Dupont Circle-Georgetown-Rosslyn

Mon – Thurs: 6am – Midnight
Friday: 6am – 3am
Saturday: 7am – 3am
Sunday: 7am – Midnight

Georgetown-Union Station

Mon – Thurs: 6am – Midnight
Friday: 6am – 3am
Saturday: 7am – 3am
Sunday: 7am – Midnight

Eastern Market – L’Enfant Plaza

Monday – Friday: 6 am – 9 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 7 am – 9 pm

Woodley Park-Adams Morgan-McPherson Square Metro

Mon – Thurs: 6am – Midnight
Friday: 6am – 3:30am
Saturday: 7am – 3:30am
Sunday: 7am – Midnight

Congress Heights – Union Station

Weekdays: 6am – 9pm
Weekends: 7am – 9pm

National Mall

Summer Hours (April - September): Weekdays 7 am – 8 pm; Weekends 9 am – 8pm
Winter Hours (October - March ): Weekdays 7 am – 7 pm; Weekends 9 am – 7 pm

DC Circulator
DC Circulator
DC Circulator Route Codes
Dupont Circle — Rosslyn — Georgetown — Rosslyn
Georgetown — Union Station
Eastern Market — L’Enfant Plaza
Woodley Park — Adams Morgan — McPherson Square Metro
Congress Heights — Union Station
National Mall Route
DC Circulator Map

DC Circulator Map


Monuments, museums and attractions along the National Mall route
The service stops in front of or near the following museums:
African American History and Culture Museum
African Art Museum
Air and Space Museum
American History Museum
American Indian Museum
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Freer Gallery of Art
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
National Gallery of Art
Natural History Museum
Postal Museum
Smithsonian Institution Building
The Smithsonian Castle
United States Botanic Garden
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The service stops in front of or near the following monuments and memorials:
DC War Memorial
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument
World War II Memorial
The National Mall route also provides access to the following major office locations:
U.S. Capitol
Federal Reserve
Department of Agriculture
Department of Energy
Federal Aviation Administration
Department of Education
Department of Health and Human Services

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