WASHINGTON, D.C. TRAIN STATION
Washington DC’s Union Station is home to Amtrak and multiple commuter-rail services. The station is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA AIRPORTS
Washington National Airport (DCA). Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, commonly known as National Airport, is located just five miles south of DC along the Potomac River. It is the most convenient airport to the JW Marriott Hotel, and it offers a full range of domestic flights on major, regional and commuter carriers. The airport is also accessible by the Metro – Yellow and Blue lines.
Dulles International Airport (IAD). The Dulles International Airport is located 26 miles from Washington, DC in Chantilly, Virginia. This airport is approximately a 40-minute drive from downtown Washington, DC in non-rush hour traffic. Since Washington, DC traffic is often congested, we recommend that you should plan ahead and avoid flight times during rush hour.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). The Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, commonly known as BWI, is located south of Baltimore. The MARC and Amtrak train station is nearby offering train service to Union Station in Washington, DC. BWI is a test site for the Department of Homeland Security and is used to try out new airport security screening methods. As a result, sometimes the security lines can be quite long, so plan ahead for unexpected delays.
You have the choice of using your own travel agent or an Internet service. There are many websites available that allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online – Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity are just a few.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT (DCA)
By Metro: Upon arriving at the airport, follow signs to the Reagan National Airport Metro Station, which is adjacent to Terminals B and C. A shuttle bus runs between the Metro station and Terminal A, where Alaska Airlines, ATA, Midway Air Lines and Northwest Airlines continue to operate. From the Metro take you can board either the Blue or Yellow line train to get to the hotel.
Blue Line—From the Metro, you should take the Blue in the direction of Addison Road. This train will take you to the JW Marriott Hotel (Metro Center Station).
Yellow Line—From the Metro, you should take the Yellow in the direction of Mt. Vernon Square-Convention Center. Get off at the L’Enfant Plaza Station and transfer to the Blue (Franconia/Springfield) or Orange Line (Vienna). This train will take you to the JW Marriott Hotel (Metro Center Station).
By Taxi: Taxicabs are available at the exits of each terminal. A ride from the airport to the hotel takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes, depending on time of day and traffic, and costs approximately $19.
By Bus: Super Shuttle offers service from DCA to downtown Washington for a cost of $14 one-way. However, this is a shared-ride van service, so the shuttle may make several stops before reaching your final destination. When flying into Reagan National we suggest traveling by taxicab or by Metro.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (IAD)
By Metro: The Washington Flyer Coach provides a convenient link between Washington Dulles International Airport and the West Falls Church Metro station. To travel using this service, purchase a ticket ($8 one way; $14 round trip) from the Ground Transportation Center's ticket podium located inside the vestibule at Arrivals Level Door 4. For your return home, please note that there are no ticketing facilities located at the West Falls Church Metro Station– passengers boarding there without a ticket must purchase their tickets upon arrival at the Airport.
When you arrive at the West Falls Church Metro station, purchase a Metrorail fare card and take the Orange line in the direction of New Carrollton. This train will take you to the JW Marriott Hotel (Metro Center Station).
By Taxi: Taxicabs are available at the exits of each terminal. Taxi service from the airport to downtown D.C. is approximately $55.
By Bus: Super Shuttle provides inexpensive ($29 one-way) door-to-door service from the airport to downtown Washington. This is a shared-ride van service, so the shuttle may make several stops before reaching your final destination. Go to the Ground Transportation desk in the baggage claim area to purchase a ticket. You may call (800) 258-3826 or go to www.supershuttle.com for reservations or more information.
GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BWI)
By Train: Amtrak and MARC trains provide service to the BWI Rail Station, where free shuttles serve the airport terminal. From the BWI Rail Station, take the train to Washington’s Union Station. At Union Station, take Metro’s Red Line towards Shady Grove. This train will take you to the JW Marriott Hotel (Metro Center Station).
By Taxi: Taxicabs are available just outside of the baggage claim area of the Lower Level of the BWI Airport Terminal. Taxi service from the airport to downtown D.C. is approximately $70.
By Bus: Super Shuttle provides inexpensive ($37 one-way) door-to-door service from the airport to downtown Washington. This is a shared-ride van service, so the shuttle may make several stops before reaching your final destination. Go to the Ground Transportation desk in the baggage claim area to purchase a ticket. You may call (800) 258-3826 or go to www.supershuttle.com for reservations or more information.
GETTING AROUND WASHINGTON D.C.
The Washington DC Metrorail System is efficient and easy to navigate. There is a metro rail stop that is just around the corner from the JW Marriott Hotel. Just hop on the red/orange/blue to Metro Center! You can use their trip planner, or check out the interactive map here.
DC’s newest bus, the Circulator Bus provides easy connections between Downtown and Adams Morgan, Georgetown and Union Station, Union Station and the Capitol Riverfront, and the Washington Convention Center and the Southwest Waterfront via bus, as well as seasonal service around the National Mall. The price is just $1.00 per ride.
It is very easy to hail a Taxi Cab in most Washington DC neighborhoods. The DC taxicab system operates on a meter system. Typically, fares begin at $3.00, plus 25 cents for each additional 1/6 mile and 25 cents per minute of wait time. The typical taxicab fare from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) to the JW Marriott is $19.00.