The Dupont Circle Commuter’s Guide

Getting Familiar with Dupont Circle Station

Dupont Circle Station is at the center of the neighborhood, just below the circle on 19th St NW. It provides residents seamless access to the rest of the city. Whether you need to get to work downtown or outside the city entirely, your journey will likely start here.

The station has two entrances, one on the North side of the circle at Q Street and Connecticut Ave NW, and another South on 19th St. NW.

The station has a center track, so you’ll need to take the correct escalator down to make sure you’re on the right platform. Look at the beginning and end destinations on the signs at the top of the escalators to be sure you’re taking the correct one.

Dupont Circle Station provides service on the Red Line, but you can conveniently transfer to the Blue/Orange lines at Metro Center Station and the Green/Yellow lines at Gallery Pl-Chinatown Station.

Dupont Circle to Downtown

Reaching downtown couldn’t be more convenient for Dupont Circle residents. Just hop on the Metro toward Farragut Station North. Or, if the weather is exceptional, you can walk it in under 15 minutes.

Dupont Circle to Bethesda

For those wanting to live in one of DC’s most exciting neighborhoods but work at the Walter Reed Medical Center, NIH, or other nearby offices can enjoy convenient commuting on the Red Line starting at Dupont Circle Station and ending at Bethesda or Medical Center Station.

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Dupont Circle to Georgetown

If you’re a Georgetown University student or faculty member, you can take advantage of the Georgetown University Transport Shuttle (GUTS). It’s free and arrives at Dupont Circle Station from 6 am to 12 am and during the Spring and Fall semesters, from 12:10 pm to 6:15 pm.

If you’re not affiliated with the university, you can walk or take the Metrobus G2 route.  Other bus routes on 19th and N St. will take you there as well.

Get the Lay of the Land with WMATA’s Trip Planner

Wherever you need to get, living in Dupont Circle makes it easy to get around the city. You can get to most places via Dupont Circle Station on the red line, but for some destinations taking one of the many Metro buses may get you there quicker. If your commute isn’t listed above, use WMATA’s trip planner tool to get an idea of what options are available to you.

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