The Best Ways to Get to the University
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Via Metro: Take the Blue or Yellow Line to the National Airport Metro stop, at the main terminal. If taking a D.C. cab from downtown or Capitol Hill then expect to pay approximately $20.
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Via Metro: Take the Orange Line to the West Falls Church stop, then the Washington Flyer shuttle. Or take Metrobus 5A from the Rosslyn or L'Enfant Plaza stops. The Washington Flyer travels to Dulles every half hour from the West Falls Church Metro stop. It will cost $14 round trip or $8 one way. Via taxi from DC, it will cost approximately $50.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
1-800-I-FLY-BWI or (301) 261-1000
Via Amtrak: Trains (202-484-7540) depart from Union Station and take about 30 minutes to get to BWI. It will cost between $20-30. Via MARC, trains (1-800-325-7245) also leave Union Station, taking about 30 minutes. One-way fare is $5. A free shuttle connects the BWI rail station and terminal. Via Metro: Take the Green Line to the Greenbelt station, then take Metrobus B30. Via taxi it will cost between $55 to $70 from D.C.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)
Metrorail hours are open from 5:30 a.m. weekdays and at 8 a.m. on weekends. Metrorail closes at midnight (2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday). Metrorail fares and passes range from $1.35 to $4.50. Reduced fares are charged during non-rush hours, evenings and weekends. The largest amount of change the ticket machines gives is $5. One day passes ($7.80) allow unlimited rail travel on weekdays after 9:30 a.m. and all day on the weekends. The 7-Day Fast Fare Pass ($39) allows unlimited rail travel for seven consecutive days.
Maryland Mass Transit Administration (MTA)
Greyhound Lines, Inc.
1-800-229-9424 or (202) 289-5155
Taxicab & Limousine
American Limousine.......(202) 638-5466
Diamond Cab................(202) 387-6200
Red Top Cab................(703) 522-3333
Washington Flyer..........(888) 927-4359
Yellow Cab..................(202) 544-1212
D.C. cabs use meters as of April 1, 2007. The fare system that starts with a $4 minimum and ticks up steadily according to distance and time traveled.Washington, DC has four quadrants: NW, NE, SW and SE. A quadrant is required to find all Washington addresses. Numbered streets run north and south, with numbers increasing as they move away from the Capitol. Lettered streets run east and west (no J, X, Y or Z). Diagonal avenues bear state names, intersecting streets at traffic circles.