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Old 08-06-2014, 03:47 AM
 
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Moving to Ballston soon. I'll have to commute daily to Dunn Loring Metro station. During rush hour, how long do you think it'll take to get from Ballston Metro to Dunn Loring Metro station in the morning and vice versa in the evening?

Will traffic be less since im heading east to west in the morning or is it still pretty bad?
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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Moving to Ballston soon. I'll have to commute daily to Dunn Loring Metro station. During rush hour, how long do you think it'll take to get from Ballston Metro to Dunn Loring Metro station in the morning and vice versa in the evening?

Will traffic be less since im heading east to west in the morning or is it still pretty bad?
Traffic?

Why aren't you taking metro if you are going from metro to metro?

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Around 11min from station to station. Depending on how far your office/apartment is from the stations, add in another 5 to 10 minutes for walking. You will not likely beat that driving.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:12 AM
 
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Traffic?

Why aren't you taking metro if you are going from metro to metro?

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Around 11min from station to station. Depending on how far your office/apartment is from the stations, add in another 5 to 10 minutes for walking. You will not likely beat that driving.
Should've clarified. I am taking the metro, but how long is the metro commute during rush hour? Are the trains usually full going from ballston to dunn loring or are they clear?
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:33 AM
 
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I would guess trains will be pretty empty heading away from DC, but metro time is metro time. There is no traffic on the rails. Only crappy service, delays, and breakdowns.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:34 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA from Arlington, VA
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11 minutes on train so probably 25-30 minute total including walking and waiting on a train. The trains will be empty.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:55 AM
 
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Thanks guys, so it looks like I won't have to worry about over packed trains and congestion on my commute.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:31 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA from Arlington, VA
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Nope. The 2A also goes between Ballston and Dunn Loring and could be more convenient depending on your exact start and end points: http://wmata.com/bus/timetables/VA/02a.pdf.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:34 AM
 
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Nope. The 2A also goes between Ballston and Dunn Loring and could be more convenient depending on your exact start and end points: http://wmata.com/bus/timetables/VA/02a.pdf.
Thank you for finding me an alternative, might be useful in the future. It seems as though it is a 30 minute ride from ballston to dunn loring. from dunn loring i have to take a shuttle that my company provides so this route seems longer for me.
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