Fairfax Connector rolling through Belle View

Since September of 1985, Fairfax County has provided an alternative to WMATA’s Metrobus called the Fairfax Connector. The Fairfax Connector began operation in the southern end of Fairfax County from Huntington Metro Station to Mount Vernon and Fort Belvoir. Today the Connector has more than fifty routes providing public transportation to most of Fairfax County.

The northern end of the county including Reston and Herndon is now well served by buses. Riders pay fares in by cash (exact change only); valid transfer tickets or tokens; bus pass cards from regional bus systems; Virginia Railway Express (VRE) passes;  Translink passes or; with Metro SmarTrip cards.

Bus stopping at River Towers in Fairfax County

The are are a number of simple restrictions and rules on the Fairfax Connector. Smoking, eating, drinking and playing radio or video devices without earphones are strictly prohibited. Strollers must be folded on the bus. Service animals are permitted on the bus. Other small animals are permitted only if transported in a secure container.

Bus transfer tickets or tokens are issued FREE to customers paying fares with cash or tokens. Transfers are valid for two additional hours from time of boarding for an unlimited number of rides. A transfer cannot be redeemed for another transfer. VRE, Translink and bus passes serve as transfers.

Riders can purchase a regional one day bus passes. This pass is valid for an unlimited number of rides on local routes of participating regional bus systems on the day purchased. The one day pass expires at midnight, Sunday-Thursday and at 2 a.m., Friday and Saturday.

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Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.