Within the Metro DC region, there are a variety of transportation options. There are three airports in which conference attendees can fly into:
The National Harbor, home to the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, is just a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport and within a 45-minute drive from Dulles International and Baltimore Washington International airports. The closest airport to the National Harbor is Ronald Reagan National Airport. Conference attendees also have the choice of taking the Amtrak. Go online or call 1.800.872.7245.
SuperShuttle is recommended in traveling to the National Harbor. SuperShuttle is a van sharing service and reservations can be made by calling 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826) or online.
The Supershuttle ticketing counter is located in the Ground Transportation Center in the Arrivals Lobby inside the airport. Save Time and Money by Reserving Supershuttle Online: Receive the following: $3 off roundtrip to/from DCA; $6 off roundtrip to/from both BWI & IAD. Normally it is $22 each-way for DCA and $43 each-way for both BWI & IAD. Reserve your spot at a discounted price.
SPECIAL PRICE RATES FOR DCA!
An express shuttle service to and from the Gaylord National and Ronald Reagan Airport is now available. It will depart every 20 minutes from the National Airport baggage claim and every 20 minutes from Gaylord National daily from 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $32/person roundtrip, $18/person for a one way trip, and $78 to reserve exclusive van service. To make reservations with the express shuttle service, call (800) 660-8000. Get more information.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA or commonly referred to as Metro) is the second largest transit system in the United States and has the 5th largest bus network in the United States. It serves the suburban Maryland counties of Prince George's and Montgomery, D.C. and the Northern Virginia counties of Fairfax, Arlington, and Loudon. It also serves the Northern Virginia cities of Falls Church, Fairfax, and Alexandria. In 2007, the ridership of both Metrorail and Metrobus totaled 339.4 million trips.
Opens 5:30 a.m. Monday-Friday • 7 a.m. Saturday, Sunday
Closes at midnight Sunday-Thursday • 3 a.m. Friday, Saturday
Metrorail One-Day Pass
A Metrorail one- day pass is available and highly encouraged for Metro DC visitors. With a one day pass, you have unlimited travel on the Metrorail without paying additional costs. A one-day pass begins on weekdays after 9:30 a.m. and runs all day on Saturdays, Sundays and some U.S. federal holidays. The one-day pass expires at the end of the operating day, which is midnight Monday-Thursday and 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Metro and Accessibility
The Metro publication "Tips for Riding Metro for People with Disabilities" has extensive information. It is available as a PDF file document on Metro's Web site.
Hours vary by the bus route. Check the Metrobus timetables online or call customer information at 1.202.637.7000.
Traveling to Metro DC attractions is available by either the water taxi service from the National Harbor or by taking the Metro. Detailed information about the water taxi service.