Alexandria Transit Store LOCAL MOTION ::

Alexandria Transit Store logo


The Alexandria Transit Store is Going Mobile!

The current location by the King Street Metro closed on June 19, 2015, but we look forward to continuing to serve you as the mobile store moves throughout the City. You will be able to purchase bus passes, add money to your SmarTrip card, sign up for Guaranteed Ride Home, and get commuting advice at a location that is convenient for you. The mobile store will have consistent stops each month and will attend Alexandria special events throughout the year.

Click HERE for a July and August schedule on where you can find the Mobile Store. 

SmartBenefits Allocation

If you currenlty have your SmartBenefits Allocated to go to the Transit Store you will have to make some changes.  Below is a list of steps that you will need to take in order to update your SmartBenefitsSM allocation:

Option 1 – Tickets Mailed Monthly

If you would like to set up a renewable order for your monthly pass or tickets mailed to you, contact Commuter Direct at 703-228-7433 and let them know that you would like to allocate your SmartBenefitsSM directly to them.

Please have your SmarTrip® card serial number available when you call. Commuter Direct can walk you through the process. Once you have set up the initial renewable order, your montly pass or tickets will be mailed to you automatically each month

Option 2 – Pick up Tickets at a Different Location

If you would like to pick up your tickets at a different location, please complete the following instructions:

  • Visit the WMATA homepage at
  • Click “SmartBenefitsSM” in the bottom right corner.
  • Click “Employer Fare Program” on the top left.
  • Then click “Van Pools & Transit Services”
  • Under the 3rd green option titled “MARC, VRE, MTA Commuter Bus Passengers (Commuter Direct),” select “Set-up or log on” to your SmartBenefitsSM MARC & VRE Passenger Account listed in Step 2.
  • Enter your SmarTrip® card number, User ID, and Password to continue. If you do not recall your user ID or password, contact WMATA at 202-962-1326.
  • Then click on Login
  • Click on Bill Payment
  • Click on Make Payment

    To modify your allocation:
  • Click MOD
  • Make change(s) in payment and/or percentage amount(s)
  • Click Update. When the transaction is confirmed, click Close
  • Review your modification. Click Logoff if you’re done

    Below is a list of vendor locations where you can pick up VRE tickets if you choose this option: 
  • Union Station 50 Massachusetts Avenue (1st level parking garage area)
  • Woodbridge Coffee Club Cafe, On-site at the Woodbridge VRE Station
  • Coffee Club Cafe at Quantico,  On-site at the Quantico VRE Station
  • Don's Depot, On-site at the Broad Run VRE Station
  • Seven-Eleven (Fredericksburg), 905 Lafayette Blvd. 
  • Seven-Eleven (Leland Road), 327 Deacon Road, Falmouth, VA

    Please note: The information on each vendor page is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. Each vendor sets its own hours of operation and policies on what types of payment it accepts. To be sure you do not encounter any difficulties, VRE encourages you to call ahead to be certain that the store will be open and will accept your method of payment.

ALERT NOTICE: The 21st of the month is the monthly deadline to update your SmartBenefits® passenger allocation account for the upcoming month's benefits. For example, complete your update before April 21 for May benefits.

General Information 

Fare Purchase Outlets — Alexandria

For a complete listing of where you can purchase bus and rail passes please click HERE

Fare Purchase Outlets — Arlington County, Fairfax County

Arlington County's Commuter Stores are located at the Rosslyn Metro Center Mall, Crystal City Underground, and Ballston Common Mall.

The Commuter Store, Ballston 
Ballston Common Mall
4238 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1244
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 528-3541
TDD: (800) 828-1140
Hours: Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The Commuter Store, Crystal City 
Crystal City Underground Mall
1615-B Crystal Square Arcade
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 413-4287
TDD: (800) 828-1140
Hours: Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The Commuter Store, Rosslyn 
Rosslyn Metro Center Mall, Level 2
1700 N. Moore Street, Suite 23
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: (703) 525-1995
TDD: (800) 828-1140
Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fairfax County's Connector Stores are located in McLean, Reston, Herndon, and at the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station.

Phone: 703-339-7200
TTY: 703-939-1608


The Connector Store,
Metro Station
6880 Frontier Drive
Springfield, VA 22150
Hours: Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Connector Store, Tysons-Westpark Transit Station
8300 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Hours: Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Self-service open at 6:00 a.m.)
Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride 
12530 Sunrise Valley Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Reston East at Wiehle
Avenue Park & Ride
1860 Wiehle Avenue
Reston, VA 22090
Hours: Monday & Wednesday
6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Reston Town Center
Transit Station

12051 Bluemont Way
Reston, VA 20190
Hours: Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
City of Alexandria HomepageLocal Motion Home