The Washington Metro region provides many convenient ways for people to arrive and move about town. Many of the main attractions are located near one another, making the Nation’s Capital an extremely walkable city. Many other low-cost options are available for getting around faster. These include: three major airports; public transit by subway, bus or train; and easy to grab taxis, carsharing or bikesharing services. There are also “tour bus” style services available.
Serves as a central hub for many long-distance services including Amtrak, Greyhound, taxis, and Metro subway.
Public Transit Systems
Metro Subway (Metrorail)
DC Bus (Metrobus)
DC Circulator Bus
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)
Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT)
Alexandria Bus (DASH)
Arlington Bus (ART)
National Airport (DCA)
Off of the George Washington Memorial Parkway
Or off of Route 1 near Crystal City
Arlington, VA 22202
Dulles International Airport (IAD)
1 Saarinen Circle
Dulles, VA 20166
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)
Aviation Boulevard and Interstate 195
Off Route 295
Baltimore, MD 21240
Trains / Railway
Virginia Railway Express (VRE)
Buses, Long Distance
Many bus lines run into Washington, D.C.
DC has invested in bicycle safety and convenience by providing a network of reserved bike lanes that cross the city and hook up with a number of bike trails. This has provided a great benefit for many who enjoy the grab-and-go system of bike stations found around the city called, Capital Bikeshare. Pay for 1 day or 3 days using a credit card at any working kiosk, or join for a discounted monthly or annual membership.
A variety of regular taxis can be picked up on almost any street corner if you care to wait to hail one. You could also use a smartphone app available at: DCTaxi.com
Also, popular are these alternative driver for-hire services:
Tour Bus / Sightseeing Services
Big Double-Decker Bus Tours
Old Town Trolley Tours