Travel Information for Washington, DC

Washington DC is the nation's capitol and boasts wonderful museums, shops, and monuments. Please check out the various popular tourist destinations and information for international delegates.

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Transportation

Airports

  • There are 3 DC-area airports - Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).
  • The Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport to the Marriott-Key Bridge hotel in Arlington, VA (approximately 3 miles).

Train

  • Union Station in DC is home to Amtrak and multiple commuter rail services; 3.8 million Amtrak passengers travel through DC each year

 

Public transportation

  • Metrorail & Metrobus
    • The Metro system is the nation's third-largest (with 5 rail lines, 106 miles of track and 86 stations) and the nation's second-most utilized transport system (carrying 206 million riders each year)
    • For hours, fares and station information, visit wmata.com.
    • The closest metro station to the hotel is Rosslyn Metro (0.2 mi S).
  • DC Circulator
    • 3 bus routes service 2.2 million riders each year, connecting Union Station with Georgetown, the National Mall with Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and a seasonal loop around the National Mall, priced at just $1 per ride.
    • For hours, passes and route maps, visit dccirculator.com.
  • Taxis
    • Beginning in April 2008, the DC taxi cab system will convert to a meter system.
    • Fares begin at $3, plus 25 cents per each additional 1/6 mile and 25 cents per minute of wait time.
    • Cab fare from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) to Marriott will cost approximately $12.

Climate

DC is a popular destination, however please be prepared for your travel. In the month of November the average temperature ranges from an average High 57° F (14° C) to average Low 40° F (4° C). Warm clothing, plus a heavier coat or jacket is recommended.