Transportation

  • Metro

    • Affordable and fast, especially when commuting from the suburbs to downtown

    • Some neighborhoods do not have a Metro station, e.g Georgetown

    • A Metro Card is needed to access the Metro

    • The DC Metro and Bus app is the most reliable tool to help you plan your transportation in the city

  • Bus

    • Buses cover areas without Metro access

    • Practical for shorter distances and for getting to a Metro station

    • The DC Circulator is a bus system that is particularly useful for getting around downtown

    • Your Metro Card will allow you to pay for busses, too

    • The WMATA website has a trip planner feature useful for choosing the best bus route for a trip. Also look for phone apps that list when buses will arrive at a given stop.

  • Uber/Lyft

    • Although often faster and more comfortable than Metro/bus, these services are generally more expensive.

    • However, the ride sharing functions Uber Pool and Lyft Lines are often only marginally more expensive than Metro/bus for short/medium distances.

    • When you download Uber/Lyft, have a friend refer you for him/her to get a voucher and do the same with other friends who haven’t downloaded the app yet.

  • Capital Bikeshare

    • Cheap and fun way of getting around in the DC ($2 for <30 min)

    • You should be used to cycling in a city, since there is usually a lot of traffic in DC, which can make cycling dangerous

  • Regional Trains

    • The MARC Train commuter rail runs from Union Station and services Maryland and West Virginia. Locations of interest include BWI Airport, Baltimore, Frederick, and Harpers Ferry

    • Amtrak trains from Union station provide affordable service to cities throughout the country 
  • Air Travel
    • Ronald Reagan National Airport, BWI Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport can all be reached via public transportation.

 

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Washington, D.C.
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