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Getting to the Mark Center

By Car
Driving Directions From Washington, DC

Getting to the Mark Center From Washington, DC

  • Take I-395 south entering into Virginia
  • Take Exit #4 for Seminary Road
  • Turn right at the fork onto Seminary Road (West)
  • Make left at second traffic light onto N. Beauregard Street
  • Make left at first traffic light onto Mark Center Drive

Parking

Approval must be granted 48 hours in advance for visitors to be cleared for a visitor parking space. Please contact the office you are scheduled to visit to make arrangements.

Driving Directions From Virginia

Getting to the Mark Center From Virginia I-66 Eastbound

  • Take I-66 East toward Washington, DC
  • Take Exit #64-A (I-495 South) toward Richmond/Alexandria
  • Take Exit #52A-B for Little River Turnpike toward Fairfax/Annandale
  • Keep left at the fork and follow signs for Little River Turnpike/Annandale
  • Merge onto Little River Turnpike
  • Turn left onto Beauregard Street
  • Turn right onto Mark Center Drive

Parking

Approval must be granted 48 hours in advance for visitors to be cleared for a visitor parking space. Please contact the office you are scheduled to visit to make arrangements.


Getting to the Mark Center From Virginia I-95 Northbound

  • Take I-95 North toward Washington, DC
  • Continue onto I-395 North toward Washington, DC
  • Take Exit #4 (Seminary Road)
  • Go through first traffic light at the end of the exit ramp
  • Make left at second light onto Seminary Road
  • Make left at third traffic light onto N. Beauregard Street
  • Make left at first traffic light onto Mark Center Drive

Parking

Approval must be granted 48 hours in advance for visitors to be cleared for a visitor parking space. Please contact the office you are scheduled to visit to make arrangements.

Driving Directions from Maryland

Getting to the Mark Center From Baltimore, MD

  • Take I-295 South to Washington, DC
  • Continue on I-295
  • Take Exit 3B for Howard Rd toward Nationals Park/Downtown
  • Turn right onto Howard Rd SE at traffic light
  • Merge slight right onto S. Capitol Street SE
  • Take exit for I-395 South to Richmond/Downtown
  • Merge onto I-395 south entering into Virginia
  • Take Exit #4 for Seminary Road
  • Turn right at the fork onto Seminary Road (West)
  • Make left at second traffic light onto N. Beauregard Street
  • Make left at first traffic light onto Mark Center Drive

Parking

Approval must be granted 48 hours in advance for visitors to be cleared for a visitor parking space. Please contact the office you are scheduled to visit to make arrangements.


Getting to the Mark Center From Montgomery County, MD

  • Take I-495 South toward Northern Virginia
  • Take Exit #52A-B for Little River Turnpike toward Fairfax/Annandale
  • Keep left at the fork and follow signs for Little River Turnpike/Annandale
  • Merge onto Little River Turnpike
  • Turn left onto Beauregard Street
  • Turn right onto Mark Center Drive

Parking

Approval must be granted 48 hours in advance for visitors to be cleared for a visitor parking space. Please contact the office you are scheduled to visit to make arrangements.


Getting to the Mark Center From Prince George's County, MD

  • Take I-95/I-495 South toward Alexandria/Richmond
  • Cross Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Virginia
  • Take Exit #176A-B for Telegraph Road toward Alexandria
  • Merge onto Telegraph Road
  • Merge onto W. Duke Street toward Landmark
  • Turn right onto N. Quaker Lane
  • Turn left onto Seminary Road
  • Turn left onto Mark Center Avenue

Parking

Approval must be granted 48 hours in advance for visitors to be cleared for a visitor parking space. Please contact the office you are scheduled to visit to make arrangements.

By Mass Transit
Mass Transit (Local Bus Routes)

Driving Alexandria Safely Home (DASH) Buses to the Mark Center (DASH Bus)

The Alexandria Transit Company's DASH system provides safe, reliable, and courteous bus service within the City of Alexandria, and connects with Metrobus, Metrorail, Virginia Railway Express, and all local bus systems. DASH serves all of the Alexandria Metrorail Stations and the Pentagon Metrorail station during morning and evening peak periods. Select the desired route below for information on specific steps and frequency of service.


Routes Servicing the Mark Center

AT2 Braddock Metro to Lincolnia via Southern towers

AT2 Braddock Metro to Lincolnia via Southern towers


Express Service

Express bus route AT2 provides direct routes between the King St. Metro stop and the Mark Center and departs terminals points every 10 minutes.


MetroBus to Mark Center

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides public transportation services in the Washington, DC area with services in Maryland and Northern Virginia. Select the desired route below for information on specific steps and frequency of service.


Routes Servicing the Mark Center

Mark Center-Pentagon Line Free with valid badge (CAC or Pentagon)

  • Northbound to Pentagon—Route No. 7M
  • Southbound from Pentagon—Route No. 7M

Leesburg Pike Limited Free with valid badge (CAC or Pentagon)

  • Eastbound to Mark Center—Route No. 28X
  • Westbound from Mark Center—Route No. 28X
Metrorail

Metrorail

There is no Metrorail option directly to the Mark Center. There are four options available:

  • Take the Metro to the Pentagon Station then take Metro Bus 7M to the Mark Center
  • Take the Metro to the King St. Station then take DASH bus AT2 or AT2X to the Mark Center
  • Take the Metro to the West Falls Church Metro Station then take Metro Bus 28X to the Mark Center
  • Take the Metro to the Franconia/Springfield Metro Station then take the Mark Center Shuttle. The shuttle is operated by DC Tours and you can board the shuttle from the loading zone just before Bus Bay A.
Commuter Options
Commuter Bus
  • Loudoun County Transit Loudoun County Transit operates rush-hour service from park-and-ride lots in Loudoun County to destinations that include West Falls Church Metro, Rosslyn, the Pentagon, and Washington, DC.
  • Martz Commuter BusMartz National Coach Works operates commuter service from Virginia park-and-ride lots to destinations that include Crystal City, the Pentagon, and Washington, DC.
  • OmniRide —Operated by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), OmniRide operates weekday rush-hour service from locations throughout Prince William County and the Manassas and Gainesville areas to destinations that include the Vienna, West Falls Church, and Franconia/Springfield Metro stations, the Pentagon, Crystal City, Rosslyn/Ballston, downtown Washington, DC, Capitol Hill, and the Washington Navy Yard.
Commuter Rail

Virginia Railway Express (VRE)—The VRE operates two commuter rail options servicing Virginia commuters referred to as the Fredericksburg Line and the Manassas Line.

  • Fredericksburg Line —The Fredericksburg Line operates their schedule Monday through Friday (except Holidays) between the Fredericksburg Station located at 200 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA and Union Station in Washington, DC.
  • Manassas Line—The Manassas Line operates their schedule (scroll down to the Manassas Line schedule) Monday through Friday (except Holidays) between the Broad Run Station located at 10637 Piper Lane, Bristow, VA and Union Station in Washington, DC.

Public Transportation Connections from the VRE

  • Alexandria Station—This station is located near the King Street Metro station. Walk under the tracks to arrive at the King Street Metro, then take DASH Bus AT2 or AT2X to the Mark Center.
  • Crystal City Station—This station is located near the Crystal City Metro station. Walk through the Crystal Shops Mall or walk south along Crystal Drive to 18th Street, turn right onto 18th Street, and the Crystal City Metro entrance will be near the top of the hill. Take either the Blue or Yellow line to the Pentagon, then take Metrobus 7M to the Mark Center.

MARC Train—The Maryland Transit Administration operates the MARC Train which services commuters from: Harford County, MD; Baltimore City; Washington DC.; Brunswick, MD; Frederick, MD; and Martinsburg, WV along three routes.

  • Brunswick Line—The Brunswick Line operates their schedule Monday through Friday (except holidays) between Martinsburg, WV and Union Station in Washington, DC.
  • Camden Line—The Camden Line operates their schedule Monday through Friday (except holidays) between the Baltimore/Camden Station in Baltimore, MD and Union Station in Washington, DC.
  • Penn Line—The Penn Line operates their schedule Monday through Friday (except holidays) between Perryville, MD and Union Station in Washington, DC.

Public Transportation Connections from the MARC Train

  • Brunswick Line—transfer points to the Metro Red Line are located at the Rockville, Union Station, and Silver Spring stops. You can then transfer to the Blue Line at Metro Center or the Yellow Line at either Gallery Place/Chinatown or Fort Totten to get to the Pentagon and then take Metro Bus 7M to the Mark Center.
  • Camden Line—a transfer point to the Metro Red Line is located at the Union Station stop. You can then transfer to the Blue Line at Metro Center or the Yellow Line at Gallery Place/Chinatown to get to the Pentagon and then take Metro Bus 7M to the Mark Center.

    Transfer points to the Metro Yellow Line are located at the College Park/University of Maryland and Greenbelt stops with service to the Pentagon and then take Metro Bus 7M to the Mark Center.

  • Penn Line—a transfer point to the Metro Red Line is located at the Union Station stop. You can then transfer to the Blue Line at Metro Center or the Yellow Line at Gallery Place/Chinatown to get to the Pentagon and then take Metro Bus 7M to the Mark Center.

    There is also a transfer point to the Metro Orange Line at New Carrollton then transfer to the Blue Line or Yellow Line at the L'Enfant Metro Station to get to the Pentagon and then take Metro Bus 7M to the Mark Center.

Ridesharing (car and vanpools)

Ridesharing is one of the most effective ways for employees to find a door-to-door commuting solution and can save costs in the interest of socio-environmental benefits.

Several resources are available to find a car or vanpool in your area:

  • Alexandria City—Local Motion's Ridesharing page helps people in Alexandria connect to/form or enter a car or vanpool.
  • Arlington County Commuter ServicesCarpool and vanpool information pages help residents of Arlington county to find a ridesharing program which best accommodates them.
  • Commuter Connections—provides rideshare program information for the National Capital Region and beyond.
  • GWRide Connect—provides carpool and vanpool information for commuters living in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George counties to Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.
  • Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC)—provides a ridematching service.
  • Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland—provides carpool and vanpool information for commuters traveling from or to Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties in Maryland..
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority—provides a list of vanpools participating the SmartBenefits® program.
Purchasing Tickets

Operated by Arlington County Commuter Services, The Commuter Store®, Mobile Commuter Store, and CommuterDirect.com® provide one-stop shopping for Metro, VRE, MARC, Circulator, and DASH fares.

  • The Commuter Store® provides face-to-face information, sales, and assistance at five locations in Arlington, VA and Odenton, MD. The Mobile Commuter Store provides the same services and varying locations in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC.
  • CommuterDirect.com® allows you to purchase transit tickets and passes online and have them delivered to your home or office.
Accessible Services
  • DASH buses are all wheelchair accessible
  • To set up accommodations on the DoD shuttles, contact the dispatcher for the specific DoD Shuttle Bus route (CAC required).
  • MetroAccess is WMATA's shared-ride, door-to-door, paratransit service for people with disabilities that prevent them from using bus or rail.
Other Commuter Options
  • Slugging—is a term used to describe a unique form of commuting found in the Washington, DC area sometimes referred to as "Instant Carpooling" or "Casual Carpooling."
  • Bicycle—Commuting to work by bicycle is a excellent way to beat Washington DC's infamous rush hour congestion
  • Zip Cars—is a membership-based car sharing company that provides vehicle reservations to its members, based on hourly and daily rates's request.
  • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH)—is a free service administered by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to provide Washington Metropolitan Area commuters—who regularly carpool, vanpool, bicycle, walk, or take public transit to work—a free ride home in the event of a personal emergency or if they work late at a supervisor’s request.