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Directions to First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, Virginia
First Presbyterian Church
601 N. Vermont Street
Arlington, VA 20171
The meeting is in the large room under the Sanctuary. Enter the church from the parking lot on Carlin Springs Road and head downstairs to the lowest level.
Take the Orange line to Ballston-MU Metro station. (For all Metro stations, see the Metrorail Stations page. For a map of the station and surrounding neighborhood, click on the PDF in the Entrances / Evacuation Maps box. For the full Metro system of lines, see the Metrorail map.)
Walking from Metro
From the Ballston Metro, head west on Fairfax Drive toward N Stuart Street. Turn left left at N Stuart Street. Turn right at Wilson Bloulevard. Continue on Wilson Boulevard toward N Glebe Road. Cross N Glebe Road and continue 1 block to N Vermont Street. Turn left at N Vermont Street. Walk 2 blocks to the church. The large brick church is in the second block on the right at the corner of N. Carlin Springs Road and N. Vermont Street. (Or, leave the Metro station and head toward Ballston Commons Mall. Walk through the mall if you have time to shop!)
Bus numbers 25J and 25B both stop at the Ballston Commons Metro stop. The church is located a few blocks from the mall. Other bus stops near the church are North Carlin Springs Road, North Thomas Street, and North Vermont Street. For specific bus information, call WMATA at 202-637-7000.
From your starting point: Driving Directions and Map.
From the West and North on I-495 (Beltway) via I-66 East:
Take the Beltway and follow the signs to I-66 East. Continue on I-66 East to exit 71 at Fairfax Drive/Glebe Road (VA 120)/Ballston. At the second light, turn right (south) on Glebe Road. Travel approximately a quarter mile and turn right on Carlin Springs Road. The large brick church is in the second block on the right at the corner of N. Carlin Springs Road and N. Vermont Street. Turn right into the parking lot behind the church.
From the East (Washington, DC):
Take I-66 West until exit 71 (Fairfax/Glebe Road (VA 120)/Ballston). At the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto Glebe Road. Continue on Glebe Road for about 1/4 mile. Continue past Wilson Boulevard. Turn right on N. Carlin Springs Road. The large brick church is in the second block on the right at the corner of N. Carlin Springs Road and N. Vermont Street. Turn right into the parking lot behind the church.
From Arlington Boulevard (Route 50) traveling East:
Exit at N. Carlin Springs Road, and turn left at the end of the ramp. Stay on N. Carlin Springs Road for about two miles, and the church will be on your left at the corner of N. Carlin Springs Road and N. Vermont Street. Turn left into the parking lot behind the church.
From Arlington Boulevard (Route 50) traveling West:
Exit at Glebe Road North, travel about 3/4 mile and turn left onto N. Carlin Springs Road. The church will be on your right at the corner of N. Carlin Springs Road and N. Vermont Street. Turn left into the parking lot behind the church.
From I-395 North:
Exit at Glebe Road North and travel about four miles. Turn left onto N. Carlin Springs Road (across from the Ballston Commons Mall parking garage). The church is one block on the right.
The large open parking lot is behind the church.
Wheeled access to be determined.
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Riding Metro to the Event
(For all Metro stations, see the Metrorail Stations page. For a map of the station and surrounding neighborhood, click on the PDF in the Entrances / Evacuation Maps box. For the full Metro system of lines, see the Metrorail map.)
To plan your metro ride, use the Metro Trip Planner at http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/tripplanner/tripplanner_form_solo.cfm. The Trip Planner will give you an idea of the travel time and fees from your Metro station to the station near the event.
Metro Accessibility Frequently Asked Questions are at https://www.wmata.com/service/accessibility//faq.cfm. See also the Metro Accessibility information.
Note: Metro trains, although uncrowded, do not operate as frequently before 9 a.m. on Saturdays. The wait time between trains may be 15 minutes.
Parking in Metro lots
Parking at Metro-operated lots is FREE on weekends and federal holidays.
Where to Buy a SmarTrip Card
You may purchase SmarTrip cards online from the CommuterDirect store. SmarTrip cards are accepted on all Metrobuses, and many local transit systems in northern Virginia and Maryland such as Ride-On and the Fairfax Connector. (See the full list on CommuterPage.com.) You may also purchase SmarTrip cards from several CVS and Giant Food stores. See the list at https://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/ (Commuter stores in northern Virginia are also listed). Senior SmarTrip cards may be purchased at several libraries and other locations in the metropolitan area. See the list at https://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/senior.cfm
Standard SmarTrip Farecard
A renewable SmarTrip farecard purchased online has a $20 fare value already on it. The cost for the renewable card is $5. The total charge for this card is $25 online.
Senior and Disabled SmarTrip Farecard
In order to purchase a discounted farecard, Senior citizens (65 and older) and persons with disabilities must have proof of age or a valid Metro Disability ID Card. For information on how to apply, see https://www.wmata.com/service/accessibility//metroaccess_eligibility.cfm. Senior citizens 65 years or older with a disability and Medicare card holders with a valid photo ID are not required to apply for the Metro Disability ID card, but may purchase fare by showing proof of age at any Metro Sales location, many public libraries in the District of Columbia, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County, and retail outlets. Applications for the free WMATA Disabled ID card are available from the Office of ADA Programs at 600 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or by calling 202-962-1245 or TTY 202-628-8973 or calling 202-962-1558 or TTY 202-962-2033 and requesting an application be mailed to you. A renewable SmarTrip farecard for senior (65 and older) and disabled riders purchased online has a $10 fare value already on it. The cost for the renewable card is $5. The total charge for this card is $15 online.
SmarTrip cards may also be purchased from vending machines in Metro stations but come with a lower initial fare value: $5 for the card with a $5 fare value for a total of $10 for the standard farecard. A separate vending machine allows you to add fare value up to $300 to the card.
For more information about purchasing SmarTrip cards, see Metro Passes, Fares, SmarTrip Cards, and Tokens.