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1200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20004
Metro Lines: Blue and Orange Lines.
Metro Schedule: Opens at 5:10 a.m.
Metro Parking: None.
Bike Parking: There are 2 bike racks at this station.
Metro Elevator: The street elevator is at the northwest corner of Independence Avenue and 12th Street.
Metro Entrance: The station has 2 exits. If you are visiting the museums and monuments at the National Mall, use the Jefferson Drive exit.
12th Street at Jefferson Drive SW (The National Mall)
SW corner 12th Street & Independence Avenue.
First and Last Trains
First Trains: Trains leave exactly 2 hours later on Saturdays and Sundays.
Blue line train from Franconia-Springfield - 5:20 AM
Blue line train from Largo Town Center - 5:38 AM
Orange line train from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU - 5:25 AM
Orange line train from New Carrollton - 5:32 AM
Last Trains: Trains leave exactly 3 hours later on Friday and Saturday nights.
Blue line train from Franconia-Springfield - 12:01 AM
Blue line train from Largo Town Center - 12:09 AM
Orange line train from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU - 12:01 AM
Orange line train from New Carrollton - 12:09 AM
The Smithsonian Station is served by two trains (Orange and Blue). Each train goes in two directions named for the last stop on the line. The Blue and Orange Lines are on side platforms on the lower level of the station.
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The Smithsonian Metro Station is an important touristic hub serving several bus systems. From this station, passengers can transfer to WMATA Metrobus, DC Circulator Bus, and the OmniRide Commuter Bus. The map below shows you where to board your bus from the station. Consult the map and bus stop information for routing and schedule information about each route serving the Smithsonian station.
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