Drive happy

The express version

  • The 395 Express Lanes are now open
  • They run for 8 miles from near Edsall Road in Fairfax County right up to the 14th Street Bridge in D.C.
  • You need an E-ZPass® or E-ZPass® Flex to drive the 395 Express Lanes

The 395 Express Lanes offer the same quick, simple and predictable travel you’ve come to know from the 495 and 95 Express Lanes. They pick up where the 95 Express Lanes leave off around Edsall Road and run up to the 14th Street Bridge in D.C. A new choice for your everyday travels is here.

395 open now


The same great Express Lanes

You may be familiar with the rules of the road for the 495 and 95 Express Lanes. These same rules apply on the 395 Express Lanes, too:

  • You need either an E-ZPass® or E-ZPass® Flex to drive them
  • Carpools of 3 or more ride toll-free with an E-ZPass Flex® set to "HOV ON"
  • Look for overhead dynamic pricing signs that update about every 10 minutes

Don’t have an E-ZPass® or E-ZPass® Flex yet? They’re as easy to get as riding our Express Lanes.

Why worry? Drive happy

Put your traffic woes behind you and drive happy on the 395 Express Lanes. Here’s how we’re bringing new choices to your everyday travels:

  • Converting the 2 existing HOV lanes on I-395 into Express Lanes, plus adding a new one for a total of 3 Express Lanes
  • Offering quicker access to the Pentagon and Pentagon City by improving the Eads Street interchange
  • All existing I-395 HOV entry and exit points are now 395 Express Lanes entry and exit points, except for the Seminary Road ramp that faces south, which is still HOV-only

Or maybe you want to ride for free on a bus? The 395 Express Lanes give $15M each year for transit and multimodal improvements. The first payment will offer new and enhanced bus service via DASH, OmniRide and Fairfax Connector – so hop on board.

Does hopping on and off the I-395 HOV lanes feel like muscle memory for you? Great news is that the ramps still flow the same way. The only change is that instead of leading you to and from 395 HOV lanes, the ramps take you to the 395 Express Lanes. Be on the lookout for signs that’ll help point you in the right direction.

Get Ready for your Trip

Driving Northbound

Driving Northbound


Driving Southbound

Driving Southbound


Driving near the Pentagon

HOV-3: 1 + 2 = Free

Whether you carpool, vanpool or slug, if you have 3 or more people and an E-ZPass® Flex, you can drive the Express Lanes for free. It’s a great way to get a faster trip and save money.

Here are some tips to remember:

  • If you have 3 or more people in your car, you can ride the Lanes for free at any time.
  • Make sure your E-ZPass® Flex is set to HOV mode to get a free trip.
  • The Seminary Road south ramp is HOV-only at all times but you need an E-ZPass Flex -- so carpoolers, enjoy the road anytime.


Heading to D.C. with slugs?

If you exit the northbound 395 Express Lanes at Eads Street to drop off slugs at the Pentagon or Pentagon City, you can get back on the Lanes at Eads Street and go to D.C. for free. But, remember to put your Flex in toll mode so a Virginia State Police trooper doesn’t stop you.

Even though your Flex will be in toll mode, we’ll know you carpooled to Eads Street. You won’t be charged to finish your trip to the city. Pretty great, right?

“I thought slugs were just in the garden?”

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