Fairlington and Shirlington do not sit on Washington's subway line, known as the Metro. However, when Arlington County decided to develop Shirlington, it tackled that issue head-on by building the Shirlington Bus Station, a commuter hub with buses that deliver riders to the Pentagon in less than 10 minutes. From there, commuters take blue or yellow line Metro trains, or other buses to their destinations. Both Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metrobuses and Arlington Transit buses serve the area. It takes approximately 10 minutes to get from the Pentagon Metro station to D.C.'s Metro Center station.
Arlington County has made strides toward being a bike-friendly community. Bike lanes on Arlington Mill Drive, Walter Reed Drive and on 34th Street in Fairlington help bikers navigate the area, and the Washington & Old Dominion
Trail, a 45-mile paved, multi-use trail that begins in Shirlington, connects bikers to many towns and other trails. Capital Bikeshare operates a few stations in the Fairlington/Shirlington region for those who don't own their own bike. Parts of the area are somewhat walkable, but the commercial area in the Village at Shirlington shines as a pedestrian-friendly space.
If you need to get somewhere by car, Uber ride-sharing service operates in the area, or you can get a cab by calling a taxi company for a pickup. For those who drive, Fairlington and Shirlington abut Interstate 395, which takes drivers straight north into downtown D.C. Route 7, Quaker Lane, Walter Reed Drive and South Arlington Mill Drive provide the other main arteries in the area. Most condominiums,
apartments, shopping and business centers provide parking, and Shirlington Village includes both metered street parking and garage
parking for visitors.