Getting Around

Bus service in the city is operated by the WMATA Metrobus through several lines along US 1 and Maryland Route 500 (Queens Chapel Road). Additional bus service is provided by the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) The Bus, which also has several lines along the smaller roads.



The Route 1 Ride

The Route 1 Ride- is an enhanced bus service that serves the Route 1 Corridor, from Mount Rainier to North College Park (adjacent to IKEA).  This section of Route 1 is experiencing a renaissance: new apartments and shopping venues in North College Park, residential high-rises and restaurants closer to downtown and the University, a cluster of retail, restaurants, and cultural venues in Hyattsville, and art galleries and schools, artist housing, museums and movement studios in North Brentwood, Brentwood, and Mount Rainier.

Begin and end your ride on Route 1 in Mount Rainier. The artists hub of the Gateway Arts District — Come experience over a dozen artist studios, galleries, cultural venues, and local boutiques in Mount Rainier. Taste the delicious, organically sourced cuisines from a growing food industry on 34th Street. Visit Mount Rainier’s World Class Performing Arts Center “Joe’s Movement Emporium” who receive over 70,000 visitors each year. Come experience the renaissance !!!

So hop on the Route 1 Ride for Arts & Entertainment, Food, and Shopping.  Whatever your interest, the Route 1 Corridor has it.  Avoid the hassles of traffic and parking, get their quickly and inexpensively by taking the Route 1 Ride Bus. Live Bus Tracking Map 


West Hyattsville green line station is just outside the city limits at the corner of Queens Chapel and Ager Road.

Major Highways

U.S. 1 is a major north-south roadway running through Mount Rainier, serving as the main street in the downtown area. It is a major route to Hyattsville and College Park to the north and Washington, DC to the south.