Sup Kid wrote:Aston2412 wrote:Also, one of my friends who commuted to Foggy Bottom from Columbia Heights said the bus was actually faster for her than the metro, so YMMV.
Generally speaking, if there is a bus that goes within a couple blocks of a "door-to-door" commute that will be faster than having to take the Metro with 1+ transfers (such as in the above example). Also remember that DC has multiple bus lines (WMATA, Circulator, etc).
This can depend on traffic though. I once had a door to door bus commute that took 8 minutes on Saturday mornings but 40 minutes during rush hour traffic on weekday mornings. Also, it's been my experience that if you have 1+ transfers, and you're not downtown where there are buses everywhere, the delays in between can add up to 20-30 minutes or more to your entire trip. It really depends on the bus route and where you're going.