Routes & Schedules
TheBus runs regular service between Monday and Friday, except on most Federal Holidays. For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Native American Day and Veteran’s Day, the Prince George’s County TheBus system runs a regular weekday schedule.
On this page, you can view and download our system map, bus schedules and the NextBus application for real-time arrivals for our buses. Please report any schedule and operational issues through the County’s 311 system or call (301) 324-2877.
Learn about the Prince George’s County Multimodal Transportation system by visiting the Transportation Hub site.
The GTFS feeds provides schedule and real-time data for the Prince George's County TheBus. Developers can access the feeds by clicking here.
Note: The static data set reflects operations as of February 1, 2021. Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation (DPW&T) does not guarantee the accuracy of this data nor does it warrant or endorse any application that uses this data. DPW&T may update, modify, or revise this data at any time, without notice.
- April 13, 2021
- November 7, 2020
- November 2, 2020
- August 24, 2020
- July 20, 2020
- June 22, 2020
- June 1, 2020
- April 13, 2020
- April 6, 2020
- March 30, 2020
- March 20, 2020
April 13, 2021
Starting April 14, 2021, TheBus will be waiving fares on the Route 16 which operates between New Carrollton Metro Station and the Greenbelt Metro Station – FEMA Greenbelt Vaccination Site.
Free fares will be available until May 28, 2021. Riders must wear a mask and maintain social distance.
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Prince George’s County TheBus is excited to announce Saturday service on its existing active lines starting on November 7, 2020. Saturday service will be available on the Routes 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 30, 32, 33, 35 and 36, which includes coverage in Langley Park, West Hyattsville, New Carrollton, Largo, Forestville, Camp Springs, Upper Marlboro and Brandywine.
TheBus passengers can contact our customer service line at 301-324-2877 for any questions regarding Saturday service.
Effective Monday, November 2, 2020, TheBus Route 13 will operate every 45 minutes.
Route 17 will operate every 30 minutes between 6:00 A.M - 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Service between 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. will operate every 45 minutes.
Route 36 will operate every 45 minutes.
All other active routes will continue to operate in accordance with the August 24, 2020 Public Notice.
Effective Monday, August 24th, 2020, TheBus Routes 13, 16, 17, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 35, and 36 will operates from 60 to 30-40 minute frequencies.
Routes 18, 20, 21, and 24 will continue to operate in 30 minute frequencies.
TheBus will also be restoring service on the Route 34, operating 15 minutes frequencies in the peak and 30 minute frequencies in the off-peak.
The Route 53 and 51 will be combine and operated as two separate loops - Route 51A and 51B. Route 51A will serve U.S. 301 and Village West. Route 51B will serve Dille Drive and John Rogers Boulevard.
Effective Monday, July 20, 2020, TheBus routes 20 and 21 will operate every 30 minutes between 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The remaining active TheBus routes (13-B, 16, 17, 26, 28, 30, 33, 35, 36, and 37) will still operate every 60 minutes.
Effective Monday, June 22, 2020 TheBus routes 18, 24, and 32 will operate every 30 minutes. The remaining active TheBus routes (13-B, 16, 17, 20, 21, 26, 28, 30, 33, 35, 36, and 37) will still operate every 60 minutes.
For 30 days, starting on Monday, June 1, 2020, TheBus’ Route 18 will provide express service to the Rollingcrest Community Center between bus stops at 23rd Avenue and Sheridan Street and East-West Highway and Toledo Terrace. Passengers should allow for additional travel time between Lewisdale and the Prince George’s Plaza Metro Station. On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, the Route 18 will return back to its previous route pattern between Lewisdale and Prince George’s Plaza Metro Station.
Effective Wednesday, April 15, 2020, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks requires that ALL Prince George’s County Residents & Visitors must wear face coverings on ALL public transportation.
(You may use a homemade face covering like a bandanna, scarf, or t-shirt, or you may wear a disposable or cloth mask)
TheBus will operate a modified hourly service on routes 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 28, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, and 37. TheBus service will begin at 6:00 am with the last trips departing at or before 6:00 pm. Remaining county bus lines have been suspended.
TheBus will make further service reductions on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Routes 13 and 28 will run under the Loop B schedule only; Loop A service will be suspended. Route 26 will operate every 90 minutes. On this bus line, Largo Town Center Metro trips at 0:15 and 0:45 on the hour and Morgan Boulevard Metro trips at 0:00 and 0:30 on the hour will be suspended. On the Route 37, one morning trip at 7:02 am from Camp Springs and two afternoon trips (4:30 pm and 5:45 pm) from Southern Avenue Metro will be suspended.
TheBus will continue to suspend service on Routes 11, 12, 14, 15X, 23, 27, and 34, under Phase II, in addition to the bus lines already suspended (Routes 21X, 22, 25, 35S, 51, and 53) under Phase I. There will be no fare charged on TheBus routes in service until further notice. Also, to promote social distancing, TheBus will allow riders to enter and exit using the rear doors only. Exceptions will be made for the disabled and mothers with strollers.
Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, Prince George’s County "TheBus" will implement Phase II of service reductions on TheBus as fewer riders are expected to utilize services due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Phase II service reductions include suspending transit service on routes 11, 12, 14, 15x, 23, 27 and 34 in addition to the bus lines already suspended ( routes 21X, 22, 25, 35S, 51, and 53). There will be no fare charged on TheBus routes in service until further notice. Also, to promote social distancing, TheBus requires riders to enter and exit using the rear doors only. Exceptions will be made for those with disabilities and parents with strollers.
Below is more information on the service changes:
**IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL. DO NOT TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.This is for your personal safety and the safety of our public transportation drivers. Call your healthcare provider immediately and ask for guidance and assistance.**
Below is a summary of service changes occurring on the County’s "TheBus" system in 2019:
- Route 20 - Adjusted early morning trips to the Melwood Training Center. View the new Route 20 schedule
- Route 11, 12, 21, 28, 36 and 53 - Service adjustments at key timepoints. Schedules posted reflect the new changes.
Access bus schedules by clicking on the appropriate route numbers below. You can also obtain up-to-date information by calling 301-324-BUSS (2877) or by visiting NextBus for real time passenger information.
NextBus app is being replaced by Umo app. Please download Umo app in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
|Route Number Description|
Greenbelt Metrorail Station – Greenway Center(via Federal Courthouse, Old Greenbelt, Greenbelt Center, Hanover Parkway, Mandan Road, Ora Glen Drive, Greenbelt Post Office)
|West Hyattsville Metrorail Station – Chillum – Mount Rainier |
(via Sargent Road, 28th Place, Rhode Island Avenue, Volta Street, Hamilton Street)
|West Hyattsville Metrorail Station – County Service Building - Hamilton Street |
(via Prince George’s Plaza Metro, downtown Hyattsville)
|Prince George’s Plaza Metrorail Station – College Park Metrorail Station |
(via College Park Metrorail, Good Luck Road and Riverdale Road)
|Greenbelt Metrorail Station – New Carrollton Metrorail Station |
(via NASA Goddard Visitor Center, Cipriano Road, Greenbelt Station Community)
|New Carrollton Metrorail Station – Greenbelt Station |
(via Summerhill apartments, Beltway Plaza, Berwyn Heights, Doctor’s Community Hospital, Lamont Drive)
|College Park IKEA – Mount Rainier Terminal |
⚠️ Effective Monday, April 20, 2020, the Route 17 will serve the west side of College Park Station due to MDOT MTA Purple Line construction on Campus Drive. For additional information.
|Langley Park Transit Center – Addison Road MetroRail |
(via Prince George’s Plaza, Bladensburg and Cheverly Metro Stations)
|Addison Road Metrorail Station – County Courthouse |
(via Melwood Training Center and downtown Upper Marlboro)
|New Carrollton Metrorail Station – County Courthouse/Equestrian Center|
(via Largo Town Center and Prince George’s Community College)
|New Carrollton – Prince George’s Community College – MVA|
(via New Carrollton Metrorail Station, Prince George's Community College, and MVA.)
|Morgan Boulevard Metrorail Station – Chatsfield Way |
(via Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex)
|Addison Road Metrorail Station – Sheriff Road |
(via Prince George’s Sports and Learning Center and Cheverly Metrorail station)
|Morgan Boulevard Metrorail Station – Largo Metrorail Station|
(via Steeplechase, Prince George’s Community College, Ritchie Station)
|Largo Metrorail Station – Woodmore Towne Center |
(via Jericho Senior Residences, Apollo Drive, McCormick Drive, Campus Way North)
|Branch Avenue Metrorail Station - Medstar Southern Maryland Hospital |
(via Clinton Park and Ride Lot)
|Clinton Fringe Parking Lot - Naylor Road Metrorail Station |
(via Old Branch Avenue, Branchwood Towers, Manor at Victoria Park, Iverson Mall)
|Padgett’s Corner Shopping Center - Southern Avenue Metrorail Station |
(via Fisher Road and Temple Hill Road)
|Oxon Hill Park and Ride Lot - Ft. Washington Senior Residences |
(via National Harbor, Old Foote Shopping Center and Livingston Road)
|Clinton Fringe Park & Ride Lot - Brandywine Crossing Shopping Center |
(via Brandywine Crossing Shopping Center and Brandywine Road)