Amtrak operates 3 trains per day to/from Washington, D.C.. The journey takes 35 minutes and costs $21 if not purchased well in advance. The Woodbridge Amtrak station is located along Route 1 and it is not easy to leave the station on foot.
Prince William Metro Direct Circular operates between Potomac Mills and the Franconia-Springfield metro station. The trip from the Franconia-Springfield metro takes 30 minutes and costs $3.60 if paid using a SmarTrip card. The bus operates every day except Sunday.
Dale City-Washington OmniRide operates between Potomac Mills and the White House and the Pentagon (Bus Bay L1). The bus operates only on weekdays and costs $5.75 if paid using a SmarTrip card. The first buses from Washington leave in the early afternoon, but the journey to Potomac Mills takes only 45-50 minutes, which is faster than taking the Prince William Metro Direct Circular.
Woodbridge is home to one of the D.C. area's only two Chicano communities and is a great place to get some Mexican food.
Ricos Tacos Moya, 13948 US-1, ☎ +1 703 499-8602. Disproportionately Mexican clientele and only one server who really speaks English (the daughter), and some incredible food. Highlights are the tacos themselves and the menudo, which is not available every day. They also serve the rare-to-D.C. micheladas—beer with spices, salt rim, and often tabasco sauce and clam juice (clamada). They're a lot of fun.edit
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