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COVID-19 Update 6/4/2020:


Metrobus: Some buses will run on a modified Sunday schedule and/or ending service at 11pm, and some routes may not be operating at all.

Click here to see the modified schedule, as well as for a list of routes running Monday - Friday

Click here to the weekend modified schedule, as well as for a list of routes

Metrobus customers will enter and exit the bus using the REAR doors only.

Customers who require use of a wheelchair ramp will be able to use the front door.

Metro is also temporarily suspending fare collection on Metrobus, because all farebox and SmarTrip equipment is located at the front door.

Metrorail: Metrorail operates from 5am. until 9pm.

Red Line trains operate every 15 minutes, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green line trains operate every 20 minutes. Stations served by multiple lines have more frequent service. 

Station address
7450 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD
West side of Wisconsin Avenue at Montgomery Lane

Station Opens
Monday - Friday: 5:09 a.m.
Saturday: 7:09 a.m.
Sunday: 8:09 a.m.

First Train Departs to Glenmont
Monday - Friday: 5:19 a.m.
Saturday: 7:19 a.m.
Sunday: 8:19 a.m.
First Train Departs to Shady Grove
Monday - Friday: 5:51 a.m.
Saturday: 7:51 a.m.
Sunday: 8:51 a.m.

NEW: Rush Hour Promise

If your rush hour trip on Metro is delayed by 10 minutes or more, Metro will credit your registered SmarTrip card with the amount of  your trip! Read more about this new program by clicking here.

Real Time Arrivals

Elevators and Escalators

  • Elevator between the mezzanine and platform
  • Elevator between the street and mezzanine level, corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Montgomery Lane (next to the old post office building)
  • Escalator between the street and mezzanine level, corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Old Georgetown Road
  • Escalators between the bus terminal and the mezzanine level
  • Escalators between the platform and the mezzanine

Bike Parking and Bike Requirements

There are 48 bike racks and 44 lockers at the station. Call Metro at (202) 962-1116 to rent a locker. For more information on taking your bike on Metrorail or Metrobus, click here.

Capital Bikeshare locations near the Bethesda Metro Station:

  • Bethesda Metro
  • Montgomery Lane & East Lane
  • Montgomery Avenue & Waverly Street
  • 47th Street & Elm Street
  • Bethesda Avenue & Arlington Road
  • Norfolk Avenue & Fairmont Street
  • Cordell Avenue & Norfolk Avenue
  • Offutt Lane & Chevy Chase Drive
  • Battery Lane & the Trolley Trail
  • Norfolk Avenue & Rugby Avenue
  • Woodmont Avenue & Strathmore


Car Sharing

WMATA offers car sharing at the Bethesda Metrorail station and around the region at locations convenient to Metrobus via a partnership with Enterprise CarShare. You can ride Metro and then pick up a car just steps from the train or bus to run errands, shop or reach any other business or social event not easily accessible via transit.

In addition, ZipCar has vehicles available in the following locations:

  • 2 Zipcars at the Montgomery County's Metropolitan Parking Garage (Garage 49) at 7601 Woodmont Avenue, near the Bethesda Metro Station
  • 2 Zipcars at Bethesda & Woodmont Avenues (on street)
  • 1 Zipcar at Woodmont & Norfolk Avenues (on street)
  • 3 Zipcars at Montgomery County's Cordell-St. Elmo Parking Garage (Garage 40)
  • 1 Zipcar at Montgomery County's Waverly Garage (Garage 47)


Emergency Procedures

Click here for a video from Metro about what you should know in case of an emergency.

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