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Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro Station

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  • Yeehhaa
    "Taxi and metro bus in the area."(13 Tips)
    Slade R.
    "Getting out at Vienna and want to be close to the escalators?"(5 Tips)
    Tristan C.
    "Give it an hour to get into dc during rush hour."(3 Tips)
    B. T.
    "It's been Real WMATA."(2 Tips)
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  • B. T.
    B. TizJuly 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    It's been Real WMATA. But I had to switch to the CLEANER, and more Politer VRE. Oh did I mention CHEAPER too. Metro $315 a month (plus payment for parking)... VRE: $214 a month (parking included)
  • GMU Student Media
    GMU Student MediaAugust 9, 2011
    If you're getting here from the Mason campus, the Mason to Metro shuttle is the way to go. They now track arrival times online, just click the Read more link to see when the next one will come. Read more
  • Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) A.
    Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) AlirezaiJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This Station has 2 parking garages, but if you don't arrive and park before 8am both lots will be full!! A small number of spaces start to become available after 11am...
  • Scott H.
    Scott HJune 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Park in the North Garage if possible. You'll have a shorter walk and better access to other transportation options (Kiss n' Ride/MetroBus/taxi)
  • Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) A.
    Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) AlirezaiAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    For whatever reason most people fill up the first 2-4 cars. The last 2 are usually the best ones to find a seat on... And no screaming, super excited kids going to the zoo! :)
  • sam
    samMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Coming into Vienna, get on the last car of the train -- puts you closest to the stairs and exit.
  • Mehran I.
    Mehran IAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you have nice car and want a safe spot, come before 8am and go to 3rd or 4th floor for last spots.
  • Tiffany G.
    Tiffany GAugust 21, 2010
    if you're transferring at Metro Center, board the car at the very end of the platform, that will let you off right in the middle of the platform at Metro Center with easy access to either red train es
  • Chris S.
    Chris StewartSeptember 10, 2011
    Escalator manners: Stand to the right, so people can walk on the left. You may not be in a hurry, but others are. Thanks!
  • Christian L.
    Christian LanoueNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If the parking lot sign says full, DO NOT pull in and try to find a spot. If you don't find a spot and leave right away you will still be charged. BS!!! I say.
  • Sara A.
    Sara AdlerJuly 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    so many changes! Great lighting now for the bus area, roundabouts aren't exactly necessary and just confuse people.
  • Sean H.
    Sean HowardSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pay attention to the Tow Away zone signs. Chances are you can actually park in the spots. Toe hours are 2 AM to 10th AM.
  • Su H.
    Su HallenbeckFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They've change the bus pickup and dropoff areas, made it much less convenient to park on the South garage.
  • Elyse B.
    Elyse BaileyNovember 23, 2011
    Easily the best line...but it's still the metro so be prepared for delays. Always.
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BurrJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you answer one tourist's metro question be prepared to answer them all. They line up here.
  • Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) A.
    Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) AlirezaiJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the Official PDF of the Bus Routs serving this station! Read more
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SmithOctober 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try to avoid sitting in "priority seating" on the train. There is an older woman playing "cop" and kicking people out of these seats. Even though it's a packed train.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GentzenOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    There is an open power plug behind the trash can outside the gate just past the farecard machines.
  • Line S.
    Line Storgaard-ConleyMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get to the station before 8 am or you will not get a parking place!
  • Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) A.
    Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) AlirezaiAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Train left at 12:18 and 12:23 today. I will confirm again tomorrow... Can't trust the metro apps... Smh.
  • Slade R.
    Slade RipfireDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Getting out at Vienna and want to be close to the escalators? Be on the latter half of the train.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McLoughlinAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    According to NBC news, more people go to craigslist for missed connections at the Vienna metro station than anywhere in the world.
  • B. T.
    B. TizFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Please EXPLAIN how the HELL you "check in" in the Morning... Says holdin down mayorship and BOOM it's gone in 3 hours. #FourSquare BSLost This Mayorship 2 hrs after i checked in??
  • Beth M.
    Beth McadamJuly 6, 2010
    Watch out for the third car headed for Vienna, somebody has decided to clip their nails for the first time in at least ten years!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FistlerOctober 30, 2010
    If you purchase a new smartrip card you can bypass the lines.
  • Alicia R.
    Alicia ROctober 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    There are parking spots reserved for after 10am parkers.
  • Balvina O.
    Balvina OseguedaJuly 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    There is usually no seating from 4 - 7 pm, so bring comfy shoes!
  • Meredith P.
    Meredith PeruzziJune 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't talk on the train in the morning. Nobody wants to listen to you before we've had our coffee.
  • Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) A.
    Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) AlirezaiJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There are 54 Bike Racks & 68 Lockers at this station
  • Kaitlin S.
    Kaitlin SullivanAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Beware the ever changing fence maze to the south parking garage.
  • Murat A.
    Murat ArslanJuly 3, 2010
    On the escalators.. Do not stand on the left.. That is for people who want to walk up. Also don't sightsee during rush hour.
  • Kathy
    KathyDecember 22, 2010
    DC2NY.com bus leaves from here 8:00 daily. Stops in NY by Penn St
  • Mary P.
    Mary P.March 2, 2013
    filthy metro train..I am on car 1184..feels riskier to ride Metro than it should.
  • Matt W.
    Matt W.June 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    5th car for L'Enfant transfers - front for northbound, back for southbound green and yellow.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HensleyFebruary 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    SmartTrip only turnstiles are on the left when entering and right when exiting the station
  • Isatu T.
    Isatu TurayFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    I DO NOT LIKE THIS NEW SET UP!!!!
  • Okey N.
    Okey NwokeOctober 6, 2011
    Left at the escalator to get to Kiss & Ride pick up spot.
  • Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) A.
    Bobby (DJ Oso Fresh) AlirezaiJuly 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Official WMATA web page for this station Read more
  • Michael G.
    Michael GreeneJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The last stop on the Orange Line train
  • Adam G.
    Adam GoldbergApril 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Old bus stops gone. Significant reconstruction as of April 2012
  • Courtney M.
    Courtney McClainApril 17, 2012
    Bring a map....this construction is nuts!!
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew VAugust 25, 2011
    Trains head all the way down the platform. Keep walking once you get off the escalator.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GreeneFebruary 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    During rush hour it's so damn crowded here
  • Tristan C.
    Tristan CabalarNovember 2, 2011
    Give it an hour to get into dc during rush hour.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RandolphAugust 21, 2011
    dont miss the metro
  • Scott G.
    Scott GentzenDecember 31, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Last set of doors on the 5th car puts you right in front of the up escalator
  • Nick
    NickApril 4, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    So many haters. Metro ftw.
  • Meredith P.
    Meredith PeruzziNovember 12, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    ALL trains go downtown from here, so board on either side of the platform.
  • Kristn
    KristnSeptember 28, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't be a jerk and block the thru lanes. TIA!
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KaneJanuary 31, 2012
    Make out point
  • Kim D.
    Kim Darwaza, REALTORMay 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking is a nightmare after 8 am.
  • Alicia R.
    Alicia RMay 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Gmu busses pick up here
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa MooreJuly 2, 2012
    So hot. So germy. Ew.
  • Sula M.
    Sula MccormickOctober 19, 2011
    Zipcars are here.
  • Yeehhaa
    YeehhaaDecember 1, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Taxi and metro bus in the area. Http://www.yeehhaa.com
  • Marvin L.
    Marvin LopezAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Ballz
  • Sean M.
    Sean MeyerJune 12, 2010
    It's 10:30 but I have been waiting 20 minutes for a train. Is this normal?
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LamparterAugust 4, 2010
    Don't come here!! Metro at it's worst!
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