Takoma Park’s New Hampshire corridor is served with excellent public transportation via Ride On (Montgomery County), Metrobus (WMATA), TheBus (Prince George’s County) all of which connect to shopping, universities, and Metrorail stations in Takoma Park, Silver Spring, the District and Prince George’s County.
From the Takoma Metro, catch Ride On 16 or 18 and the Metrobus F1 or F2.
From Fort Totten Metro or White Oak, catch the Metrobus K6 or the new limited-stop K9, which run along the entire Avenue.
From Silver Spring Metro, catch the Ride On 15, 16, and 17 and Metrobus F4 or F6
From College Park or the University of Maryland catch the Metrobus F6.
From Prince George's Plaza catch TheBus 18 to go the Takoma Langley Crossroads and the Metrobus F1 or F2 to go to the Ethan Allen Gateway.
The University of Maryland also runs a shuttle bus along University Boulevard which may be hailed at any bus stop.
Use Next Bus to figure out when the next Metrobus is arriving.
Fares and Transfers
waiting for the bus is a leisure activity
Have you ever considered that waiting for thebus is a leisure activity? Try packing your favorite novel, newspaper, books (downloadable from many libraries) or music on an Mp3 player, and let someone else do the driving while you save money, time, the environment, and get to meet your neighbors. Nearly all stops have comfortable seating so you may sit in style.
The Sligo Creek Hiker Biker Trail connects Takoma Park to Wheaton and the Northwest Branch and Paint Branch Trail systems including College Park University of Maryland and the West Hyattsville Metro Station. Bike routes along tree-lined residential streets is an easy way to get around, and a few brave bicycle commuters venture onto New Hampshire Avenue itself. As the Avenue is currently being repaved, the roadway and sidewalk surfaces will undergo substantial improvements.
Get bicycling directions on Google Maps using the drop down menu to change from “by car” to “bicycling”.
There are wonderful places to walk to on the New Ave – not just in the neighborhoods. Walking tours are a great way to get to know businesses and explore what the New Ave has to offer. Google Maps is testing directions for walking. Just use the drop down menu to change from “by car” to “walking”.
Most people see the New Ave from the window of a car. About 40,000 cars per day drive on New Hampshire Avenue. There are many automotive services should you need fuel or help along the way. Easy access to the Beltway and downtown DC via North Capitol Street explains why so many residents and businesses have chosen to locate here.