Public Transportation is extensive. Buses stopping in Burleith are the D2
bus, which runs down 35th and 37th Street on a loop between Glover Park
(farthest point near Stoddert School) and the Dupont Circle Metrorail station,
and the D6 bus, which runs down Reservoir Road to and from Sibley Hospital on
MacArthur Boulevard and continues past Dupont Circle to downtown (serving the
National Archives and Union Station on the way).
Buses stopping near Burleith include the Wisconsin Avenue lines, the 32 and 36 buses, which run
along Wisconsin Avenue, M Street, and Pennsylvania Avenue between the DC-MD border and downtown.
The 31 bus runs along Wisconsin from Friendship Heights to the Foggy Bottom metro stop. And the
Circulator (see below) also runs along Wisconsin Ave. Other bus routes stop in Georgetown (at
the University campus, for example). The nearest Metrorail (subway) stops are
Tenleytown and Dupont Circle (Red line), and Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn (Blue/Orange lines), all
about 1 mile away. For full details, including route maps and timetables, see
the DC Metro web site.
DC Circulator The red DC Circulator bus links cultural, entertainment
and business destinations within the city. The Georgetown-Union Station route serves Burleith with stops along Wisconsin
Avenue. The route runs from Union Station to Burleith via M Street and up Wisconsin to Whitehaven. The fare is $1.
For more information visit DC Circulator.
www.goDCgo.com goDCgo.com is a web tool with all the transportation information
you need to make getting around greater DC easy. The site includes information on parking, transit, bicycling, carsharing,
and more. The site features an interactive map, plus many useful links.
Automobile access is very good. Burleith is very convenient to downtown by
Wisconsin and Pennsylvania Avenues, to Dupont Circle by R and Q Streets or
Massachusetts Avenue, to Cleveland Park and Chevy Chase by going up Wisconsin
Avenue. Arlington is just across Key Bridge, which can be reached either through
Georgetown or by Canal Road (faster, except at rush hour). Interstate 66 is
about 5 minutes away, in Arlington; Interstate 395 is about 10 minutes away, by
Bicycle access to downtown is excellent. To downtown or Dupont Circle, head
east on R Street and cross the Buffalo Bridge on Q Street. Popular bike trails
are found on the C & O Canal towpath; the
Custis Trail that follows I-66 in
Arlington; and the Mount Vernon Trail, which can be joined in Arlington and
followed past Old Town Alexandria to Mount Vernon, Virginia. Both the Custis and
the Mount Vernon Trails connect with the Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD or "Wad"), a rail-trail which
extends out 50 miles to Bluemont, in the mountains of Western Virginia.
For additional information on bicycle routes and commuting visit the Washington Area
Bicyclist Association website.