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Introducing the National Mall Route
Download a print ready version of the National Mall Service map here.
DC Circulator – National Mall Service
· African American History and Culture Museum (opening 2016)
· 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
It also stops in front of the U.S. Capitol.
View the official National Mall service map here.
General Circulator Service
Summer (April 1 – September 30)
7am – 8pm (weekdays), 9am – 8pm (weekends)
Winter (October 1 – March 31)
7am – 7pm (weekdays), 9am – 7pm (weekends)
Like all Circulator buses, those on the National Mall arrive every 10 minutes during normal service hours. To see real time arrival information for all in-service Circulator routes, visit our NextBus page.
Delays and Service Alerts
PAYMENT OPTIONS QUICK GUIDE:
Cash: Exact change required.
SmarTrip Card®: A permanent, rechargeable farecard you can use to pay fares and transfers on Circulator, Metrorail and more – simply tap your card when you enter the front door to automatically pay your fare. You may buy or add value to your SmarTrip Card® at any Metrorail station or at Metro sales offices, retail outlets, commuter stores and CommuterDirect.com.
Passes: You may purchase passes online at commuterdirect.com.
View the Latest News & Events
Summer 2015 Newsletter
10 Reasons to Read this NOW
Mayor Bowser Launches ‘Circulator National Mall’ Route
“Improving and diversifying transportation options in the District of Columbia remains a top priority of my administration,” said Mayor Bowser. “The DC Circulator’s expansion is a win for the District, its residents and visitors as a sustainable solution for moving people around the National Mall and into our unique and diverse neighborhoods. This route will provide people with greater access to the nation’s most iconic monuments, memorials and museums while boosting economic activity in the District.”
District to Begin DC Circulator National Mall Route Bus Service
Partnership with National Park Service Connects National Mall
Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser, National Park Service Acting Superintendent Karen Cucurullo and District Department of Transportation Director Leif Dormsjo announced that the DC Circulator will begin passenger service along the National Mall this Sunday, June 14, 2015.
Mayor Bowser to Launch New DC Circulator National Mall Route
Tomorrow, June 12, Mayor Muriel Bowser will join Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and National Park Service National Capital Regional Director Bob Vogel at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the launch of the new DC Circulator National Mall route.
Spring 2015 Newsletter
Spring brings baseball, blossoms & new service hours
Winter 2015 Newsletter
Celebrating 10 years and a new route
DDOT Releases Final Circulator Transit Development Plan
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today released the 2014 Final DC Circulator Transit Development Plan (TDP). Download PDF
Fall 2014 Newsletter
Sneak Peek: New Circulator Buses & More
DDOT Releases the DC Circulator Transit Development Plan for Public Comment
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today released the 2014 DC Circulator Transit Development Plan Update (TDP) for public review and comment. Download PDF
DDOT to Host DC Circulator Semi-Annual Open House on October 20, 2014
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host its DC Circulator Semi-Annual Open House this October. Download PDF
District to Expand Circulator Bus Service to Mall, Create New Funding Streams for Investments in Service Improvements
Local funds in the Mayor’s proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Budget have been allocated to begin planning for the expansion of DC Circulator bus service to the National Mall. Download PDF