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.

Union Station

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)

Commuter Page


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


MARC Train

Virginia Railway Express (VRE)

Buses, Long Distance

Many bus lines run into Washington, D.C.


Peter Pan

Bike Sharing

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:

Also, popular are these alternative driver for-hire services:



Car Sharing

A few short-distance carsharing services are also available including car2go, Enterprise Car Share and Zipcar.

Tour Bus / Sightseeing Services

DC Ducks

Big Double-Decker Bus Tours

Old Town Trolley Tours