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How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

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How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

BWI to DC:

MARC Commuter trains

MARC runs 7 days per week.

For schedules and fares:

www.mtamaryland.com

Amtrak

Amtrak runs 7 days per week

For schedules and fares:

www.amtrak.com

Metrobus #B30 to the Greenbelt Metrorail station

For schedules and fares:

www.wmata.com/bus/timetables/md/b30.pdf

MTA ICC bus to the Shady Grove Metrorail station

For schedules and fares:

www.mtaiccbus.com

Super Shuttle:

For more info:

www.supershuttle.com

Taxis are available

Hiring a limo is an option. For limo company recommendations, please post in the forum

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DCA to DC

Metrorail

The blue and yellow lines stop at DCA

For more info:

www.wmata.com

Taxis are available

Super Shuttle:

For more info:

www.supershuttle.com

Hiring a limo is an option. For limo company recommendations, please post a question in the forum.

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IAD to DC

Washington Flyer bus to the Wiehle Avenue-Reston East Metrorail station:

For schedules and fares:

www.washfly.com

Metrobus #5A

For schedules and fares:

www.wmata.com/bus/timetables/dc/05a.pdf?n

Taxis (Washington Flyer only)

For more info:

www.washfly.com

Super Shuttle:

For more info:

www.supershuttle.com

Hiring a limo is an option. For limo company recommendations, please post a question in the forum.

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71. Re: How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

You don't need to purchase the tickets in advance. Just buy them at the station.

The BWI rail station is several miles from the airport. Go to the baggage claim level and you'll find signs outside directing you to the free shuttle bus.

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72. Re: How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

Thanks, IrishFan.

And is the same price if I buy it online or if I buy it on the station?

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73. Re: How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

Correct! it is the same

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74. Re: How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

B30 Metrobus connecting BWI with Greenbelt Metro is now weekday only (effective 6/25/17). MARC Penn Line/Amtrak trains are now best weekend transit options to/from Union Station.

https:/…b30_170625.pdf

https:/…Penn_June26_Full.pdf

Edited: 31 July 2017, 17:06
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75. Re: How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

Arriving at 7:00 pm by american to reagan and returning sunday around 7:30 to Reagan. Staying at the washington hilton for conference on 11.9 - 11.12 Any advice on shuttles (which company) or cars? Riding the metro is not an option. Thank you......

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76. Re: How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

Take a taxi from in front of the airport and then from in front of the hotel.

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77. Re: How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

Need private transport from DCA to Hotel. Limo or large SUV any recommendations?

Edited: 24 January 2018, 00:13
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78. Re: How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

Apparently Megabus runs a route between DC and Union Station now. That may be an option for some.

https://us.megabus.com/route-guides/washingt…

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79. Re: How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

I think you mean that Megabus runs a route between Union Station and Dulles.

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80. Re: How do I get from the airport (BWI, DCA or IAD) to DC?

#78, I think you mean Dulles. Unless I'm not operating the website properly, it looks like one bus/day Union Station>Dulles at 9:20 a.m. and from Dulles>Union Station at 1:30 p.m. And a limiit of one suitcase plus a carry-on sized bag.

Based on schedule alone, doesn't seem like one bus/day would be a viable option for many travelers.

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