This map shows the actual route of Metrobus' 42 bus. The route begins in Mount Pleasant at the intersection of Lamont Street and Mt Pleasant Street NW. The route follows a curved path through Adams Morgan, Kalorama, Dupont, Farragut, White House, Metro Center and ends in Chinatown.
After leaving Mt Pleasant, the 42 travels west along Columbia Road until reaching Connecticut Avenue, heading south. The route travels around Dupont Circle and past Farragut Sqaure before turning east on H Street past Lafayette Park, New York Ave Presby Church and finally turns right, southbound on 9th Street. The final stop is at 9th Sand G Streets, NW; adjacent to the MLK Library and across the street from the National Portrait Gallery.