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To provide riders with more timely MARC Train information, Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), recently launched MARCTracker, a "real-time" Internet information service. This service enables passengers to determine the location and status of every MARC train that is operating on the Penn, Brunswick and Camden lines. For more information, visit MARCTracker.com.
Schedules and System Maps
  • Brunswick Line servicing Martinsburg, WV and Frederick, MD to Washington, DC
  • Camden Line servicing Downtown Baltimore to Washington, DC
  • Penn Line servicing Perryville, MD to Baltimore to Washington, DC
  • MARC Train System Map
MARC Ticket Information Service Information
Metrorail - Red Line Into Bethesda
Station Address
7450 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD
West side of Wisconsin Aveenue at Montgomery Lane

First Train Departs
Station opens:   5:04 a.m.
Shady Grove:     5:28 a.m.
Glenmont:         5:14 a.m.
(Trains leave exactly two hours later Saturdays and Sundays.)

Last Train Departs
Shady Grove:     12:23 a.m.
Wheaton:          11:47 p.m.
(Trains leave exactly three hours later on Friday and Saturday nights.)

Next Train Arrival

  • Between the mezzanine and platform
  • Between the street and mezzanine level, corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Montgomery Lane (next to the post office)
    • Note: This elevator will be closed starting in mid-May for major repairs
    • Shuttle Service can be requested between the Medical Center and Bethesda Stations by contacting the Station Manager or by calling (202) 962-1825
    • For more information, click here
Bike Parking and Bike Requirements
There are 48 bike racks and 44 lockers at the station. Call Metro at (202) 962-1116 to rent a locker. For more information on taking your bike on Metrorail or Metrobus, click here.

Car Sharing
  • 2 Zipcars at Bethesda Metro (4507 Avondale)
  • 1 Zipcar at the Topaz House
  • 2 Zipcars at the Bethesda Court Hotel
For more information about ZipCar and carsharing, please click here.
Three routes serve the Bethesda Metrorail Station.
  • J2 and J3 lines run between Silver Spring and Bethesda
  • J4 express line runs between College Park and Bethesda
  • J7 and J9 lines (I-270 Express) run between the Lakeforest Transit Center and Bethesda
Next Bus Arrival

Click here for schedule information or visit our office at 7700 Old Georgetown Road to get these and any other route maps.

Metrobus Stops
Metrobus stops are clearly marked with the red, white and blue Metrobus signs. Riders are urged to check the destination on the bus before boarding. The route number and destination are displayed above the windshield or on the boarding side of the bus.

Metrobus drivers do not carry money. Riders must have exact change, use a pass or SmarTrip® card.
  • $1.50 Regular routes using SmarTrip®
  • $1.70 Regular routes using cash
  • 75¢ Regular routes seniors and people with disabilities
  • $3.65 Express routes using SmarTrip®
  • $3.85 Express routes using cash
  • $1.80 Express routes seniors and people with disabilities using SmarTrip®
  • $1.90 Express routes seniors and people with disabilities using cash
NOTE: On July 1, 2012, Metrobus and Metrorail fares, as well as parking fees in WMATA facilities will be increasing. Click here for details.

Click here for more Metrobus fare information.

  • Metrobus to Metrobus - Bus-to-bus transfers with a SmarTrip® card are valid for free, unlimited Metrobus connections (including round trips) within a two-hour period.
  • Metrobus to Metrorail - Metrobus riders who transfer to the Metrorail system will receive a discount if they use a SmarTrip® card.
  • Metrorail to Metrobus - Metrorail riders who transfer to Metrobus will receive a discount if they use a SmarTrip® card.
  • Transfers to Express Routes - Those who use a SmarTrip® and transfer from a $1.50 regular-fare route to a $3.65 express route pay only the $2.15 difference.
  • Other fares and transfers - MARC Transit Link cards, MARC weekly and monthly passes and VRE passes and tickets are valid for regular fares.
    • Transfers from other buses are valid for full or partial fares on Metrobus.
Metro Bike Requirements
Bike-'N-Ride on Metrobus
Ride On

The Ride On bus system is owned and operated by Montgomery County and has a total of 80 routes, of which 9 serve the Bethesda Metro Station.  Stops are clearly marked with the BLUE and WHITE Ride On logo.

Schedules and Maps Or visit our office at 7700 Old Georgetown Road to get these and any other route maps.

Real-Time Bus Tracking
Ride on Buses and now be tracked in real-time! Click here to learn more.

Routes serving the Bethesda Metro Station
  • Monday – Friday peak hours only
    • Route 70 – Germantown Express
    • Route 32 – Bethesda – Naval Ship R&D Center and Woodrock
    • Route 33 – Glenmont – Bethesda via Medical Center

  • Routes with weekend service
    • Route 29 – Bethesda – Glen Echo – Friendship Heights – Monday thru Sunday
    • Route 30 – Bethesda – Medical Center – Monday thru Saturday
    • Route 34 – Aspen Hill – Bethesda – Monday thru Sunday
    • Route 36 – Bethesda Potomac – via Hillandale Road – Monday thru Saturday
    • Route 47 – Rockville – Montgomery Mall – Bethesda – Monday thru Sunday
Fares, Passes & Tickets
Click here for a complete list of fares and locations for purchasing tickets and passes.

NOTE: On July 1, 2012, Ride On fares will be increasing. Click here for details.

Passes and tickets can be bought at the following locations in downtown Bethesda:
  • Giant Food Store
    7142 Arlington Road

  • Safeway Store
    7625 Old Georgetown Road
For more information, visit Ride On and Transit Services.

Bethesda Circulator

Your FREE way around town!

The Bethesda Circulator, formerly known as the Bethesda 8 Trolley, is convenient, dependable and FREE! You'll discover that all of your favorite places to visit are on or close to the Circulator's route. So leave your car at home, you can even find the Bethesda Circulator stop right in the Bethesda Metro station.

For more information on the new Bethesda Circulator, please call 301-215-6661 or e-mail info@bethesda.org.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday: 7:00 am – 2:00 am
Saturday: 6:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sunday: no service

Stops (approximately every 10 min.)

  • Woodmont Ave. & Bethesda Ave.
  • Arlington Rd. between Elm St. & Hampden Ln. (Giant & Library)
  • Arlington Rd. & Montgomery Ln.
  • Edgemoor Ln. near Woodmont Ave.
  • Bethesda Metro Station
  • Old Georgetown Rd. near Commerce
    Ln. (Safeway)
  • Old Georgetown Rd. between Fairmont Ave. & St. Elmo Ave.
  • Old Georgetown Rd. between Cordell Ave. &Del Ray Ave.
  • Auburn Ave. & Old Georgetown Rd.
  • Auburn Ave. & Norfolk Ave.
  • Rugby Ave.
  • Rugby Ave. & Del Ray Ave.
  • Woodmont Ave. between Cordell Ave. & St. Elmo Ave.
  • Woodmont Ave. & Norfolk Ave.
  • Woodmont Ave. at Garage 11
  • Woodmont Ave. & Moorland Ln.
  • Woodmont Ave. between Edgemoor Ln.
    & Montgomery Ln.
  • Woodmont Ave. & Elm St.
The Bethesda Circulator is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership

Uncle Sam
Bethesda Circulator