The Memorial can be reached using public transportation either by
traveling by Metro and walking or by traveling by Metro and bus. The Memorial is accessible by Washington D.C.'s Metro system on the blue and yellow lines. For real time updates, use Metro's Trip Planner.
Enter your beginning Metro stop, and then enter "Air Force Memorial" as
your destination. This will provide a trip using rail and bus. Your
trip can be conveniently paid for and completed using Metro's SmarTrip card
(Using the paper fare cards instead will add $1 to each trip). If you
prefer to walk after taking the metro, then arrive at either Pentagon
City or Pentagon metro stops and walk the remaining way.
If you are walking after taking the Metro, then follow these steps:
Pentagon City Station- Blue and Yellow Lines
(1 mile walk) – Exit on west side of Hayes Street. Walk north on Hayes
to Army Navy Drive. Take a left on Army Navy Drive. Take Army Navy Drive
to Joyce Street. Take a right on Joyce Street. Cross underneath I-395
on Joyce Street. Take a left on Columbia Pike. Walk up the hill. The
Memorial's entrance is in the 1400 block of Columbia Pike.
Pentagon Station- Blue and Yellow Lines (1.1 mile walk) – Exit the station. Walk west through the Pentagon South Parking lot (Rotary Road). Continue onto Columbia
Pike. Walk up the hill. The Memorial's entrance is in the 1400 block of
If you are transferring from the Metro to a bus stop to reach the Memorial, then follow these steps:
Navy Annex stop
- There are several buses that stop at the Navy Annex, which is approximately one block west from the Memorial.
- All of the Metro #16
buses stop in front of Navy Annex at Stop ID #6000305. To find which bus route works best for you please visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website
- Arlington Transit bus #42
stops in front of Navy Annex. Click here for Arlington Transit's website
or call 703-228-RIDE for more information.