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Old 04-13-2015, 02:22 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm familiar with the weekday buses and VRE that goes in and out of Burke.....just curious if anyone knows of any public transportation options that run on the weekend?

Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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The metro runs on weekends but I don't think metro buses do. Can you drive to the metro? Parking is free on weekends. You could check Fairfax Connector routes. I think they run on weekends, although less frequently than on weekdays. I don't know if there's great coverage in Burke, though.
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:47 PM
 
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I don't know about any buses from Burke on the weekend, but your "best" public transportation option would probably be driving to the Vienna or Franconia-Springfield Metro and taking that in. Of course, I say "best" because Metro on the weekends can be pretty awful and you almost always make better time driving. And, with a large enough group, drivin and parking is going to be cheaper than round trip Metro fares for everyone.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:43 PM
 
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I agree weekends its usually by car from Burke to Metro...normally we would go to Springfield or Dunn Loring/Merrifield station sometimes we go to Pentagon City area.

I had thought maybe the Burke VRE to Tysons Fx Connector bus, but that seems to be weekdays only.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:36 AM
 
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Parking is free on weekends at Metro stations FYI. Having said that, I would probably just drive myself because Metro is Metro x100 on the weekends.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:52 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. Was just curious because we're a one car family and when extended family come to visit, it's likely that they'll have to rent a car to get around because we won't all fit in ours.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:34 AM
 
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You could always use Uber to get to/from the Metro station. Might be cheaper than a rental car, although, perhaps, less convenient. Just a thought.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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One suggestion -- during certain times of the year, you can get a car from the local Enterprise offices (there's one in Burke that we use a lot) for $9.99/day on weekends. Go to their website and check it out. We managed with one car (and four kids) for years and that was part of how we did it.
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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Zipcar also has locations at GMU and Franconia/Springfield Metro which would let you rent on an hourly or daily basis.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:45 PM
 
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The metro runs on weekends but I don't think metro buses do. Can you drive to the metro? Parking is free on weekends. You could check Fairfax Connector routes. I think they run on weekends, although less frequently than on weekdays. I don't know if there's great coverage in Burke, though.
Metrobus runs 7 days a week on most routes. Burke probably not.
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