2009 NCSM Annual Conference

Washington, DC Air and Ground Transportation

Washington, DC Air and Ground Transportation

Washington, DC Ground Transportation

Washington D.C. is described as "one of the country's most accessible cities, Washington is surrounded by three major airports, Amtrak and a first-rate subway system, Metro." The convention center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place in downtown D.C., right across from the new City Museum:

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
800-368-9000
202-249-3000

Visit the Walter E Washington Convention Center website for detailed ground transportation via Metro and by way of car from all points north, south, east, and west of the city.

Washington, DC Air Transportation

Washington, DC has three major airports that service the area:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD), and
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Current ground transportation fares are subject to change by April.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

  • DCA is approximately 5 miles from downtown Washington, DC.
  • Taxis cost about $15 each way.
  • Super Shuttle costs about $11 each way. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN or consult www.supershuttle.com.
  • The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Blue and Yellow Metro rail lines stop adjacent to Terminals B and C. Fares to downtown Washington begin at $1.35 and increase based on the time of day (rush hour) and distance traveled. For more information, call (202) 637-7000, for TDD call (202) 638-3780, or consult www.wmata.com.
  • For additional airport information visit http://mwaa.com/.

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

  • IAD is approximately 26 miles from downtown Washington, DC.
  • Washington Flyer Taxicabs serve Dulles International Airport exclusively at the exit of the terminal and cost about $55 one way.
  • Super Shuttle costs about $26.00 each way. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN or consult www.supershuttle.com.
  • For additional airport information visit http://mwaa.com/.
  • Southwest flies to IAD.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

  • BWI is approximately 30 miles from downtown Washington, DC. (Heavy traffic)
  • Taxis are located just outside of the baggage claim area of the Lower Level of the terminal and cost approximately $70 one way to DC.
  • Super Shuttle costs approximately $34 one way. For information, call 1-800-BLUEVAN or consult www.supershuttle.com.
  • Amtrak trains (including the high-speed Acela) run between BWI and Union Station in DC. Check www.amtrak.com for schedule, fare and reservation information. Non-Acela trains cost about $12 one way and take approximately 30 minutes each way.
  • Southwest Airlines flies to BWI.