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2014 Fulbright Afghanistan Fall Enrichment Seminar Ground Transportation

2014 Fulbright Afghanistan Fall Enrichment Seminar Ground Transportation

Transportation to the Fulbright Afghan Fall Enrichment Seminar

The Fulbright staff will not arrange for your transit from the airport to hotel. Please see the travel instructions and cost for transit from the airport to the hotel below. You should either purchase your seat on the recommended shuttle provider (Super Shuttle) in advance or arrive with enough cash to pay for the shuttle on arrival. IMI assistants and staff will meet you at the airport and will be on hand to assist you with instructions for getting to the conference hotel. We will send you a follow-up email in October with detailed information on where IMI assistants and staff will be at each airport and their phone numbers. In the case that you arrive at the airport when an IMI student or staff member is not available please follow these instructions to arrive at the orientation hotel. Please note that you can fly into any of the three airports noted below. 

 

Recommended: Super Shuttle

You can book and pay for the Super Shuttle online at the following website: http://reserve.shuttlefare.com/?gclid=COSN9viOp78CFfHm7Aod3HEARA. Please note that the round-trip Super Shuttle rates and estimate travel times from the three Washington, DC area airports to the Hotel Palomar (2121 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037) are as follows:

Reagan National Airport(DCA)
Estimated Round-Trip Cost: $28
Estimated Travel Time from Airport to Hotel Palomar: 45 minutes - 1 hour

Dulles International Airport(IAD)
Estimated Round-Trip Cost: $58
Estimated Travel Time from Airport to Hotel Palomar: 1- 1.5 hour

Baltimore Washington International(BWI)
Estimated Round-Trip Cost: $76
Estimated Travel Time from Airport to Hotel Palomar: 1.5- 2 hour

If you book Super Shuttle service, please email the confirmation information to Robin Barnes at robinsb@american.edu

 

Alternate (not recommended): Metro

While you can take the Metrorail, we do not recommend it, especially for those of you traveling to Washington, DC for the first time, as in most cases it will require more travel time and requires taking multiple forms of transportation. However, for those of you who prefer to take the metro, estimated cost and travel time are as follows:

Reagan National Airport (DCA)

Estimated Round-Trip Cost: $7

Estimated Travel Time from Airport to Hotel Palomar: 45 minutes- 1 hour

Access the Metrorail station from the Terminals:

Terminal A: Exit the terminal to the streetside curb, and board any “Airport Shuttle” bus. At the stops for Parking Garages B and C (bus shelter #3 and bus shelter #5) you may access an enclosed bridge which connects to the Metrorail station.

Terminal B and C: Use either of two enclosed pedestrian bridges on the concourse level which connect directly to the station.

Directions:
  1. Depart Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Arlington, VA 22202
  2. Walk to National Airport Metro Station
  3. Take Yellow line train towards Fort Totten for six (6) stops to Gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station
  4. From either Gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station take the Red line train towards Shady Grove for three(3) stops to DuPont Circle Metro Station
  5. When you exit the metro head northwest toward P St NW
  6. Exit the traffic circle onto P St NW
  7. Hotel Palomar Washington DC, 2121 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037 will be on the right

 

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Estimated Round-Trip Cost: $20

Estimated Travel Time from Airport to Hotel Palomar: 1.5 - 2 hours

Connect to the Metrorail system from Dulles Airport:

Purchase a ticket (one-way or round-trip) at the Washington Flyer Coach ticket counter located at Arrivals Door #4 in the Main Terminal. Travelers will also board the Coach from this location. The buses depart approximately every 30 minutes but please listen for announcements for exact bus departure times. Take the bus to West Falls Church Metro Station.

  1. Once you arrive at the West Falls Church Metro Station take the Orange line train towards New Carrolton Metro Station for ten (10) stops to Metro Center Metro Station.
  2. From Metro Center Metro Station take the Red line train towards Shady Grove two (2) stops to DuPont Circle Metro Station.
  3. When you exit the metro head northwest toward P St NW
  4. Exit the traffic circle onto P St NW
  5. Hotel Palomar Washington DC, 2121 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037 will be on the right

 

Baltimore Washington International (BWI)

Catch the BWI Express from BWI Marshall Airport:

There are two WMATA Bus Stops. One is located on the lower level of the International Concourse and the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B. The B30 will pick you up outside at the bus shelter. Follow the signs that say "Public Transit." Take this bus to Greenbelt Metro Station.

  1. Once you arrive at the Greenbelt Metro Station take the Yellow line train towards Franconia Springfield for ten (10) stops to Gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station or the Green line train towards BranchAvenue Metro Station for four (4) stops to Fort Totten Metro Station.
  2. From either Gallery Place Chinatown Metro Station or Fort Totten Metro Station take the Red line train towards Shady Grove to DuPont Circle Metro Station.
  3. When you exit the metro head northwest toward P St NW
  4. Exit the traffic circle onto P St NW
  5. Hotel Palomar Washington DC, 2121 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037 will be on the right

Upon arrival at the orientation hotel, IMI staff will meet you at the registration table where they will help you check-in to the hotel and provide instructions for opening activities.