Washington, D.C.: Capitol Dome, Thomas Circle, Metrorail

Incoming, first-, second- and third-year fellows are required to use Travel and Transport to reserve their air or train reservations. Visit Travel and Transport to begin your reservation process.

Fourth-year fellows and other attendees will be responsible for booking their own travel reservations, whether directly with the airline or train company, via an online discounter, or by some other means.

As stated in the travel policy, all reservations must be made 21 days in advance of the event, or by Friday, June 20. For more information on travel guidelines please refer to the travel policy.

Arrival in D.C.

Air. Reagan National, Dulles International, and Baltimore-Washington International airports serve the Washington, D.C. area. Please keep in mind that Reagan National is the closest (and preferred) airport to the Crystal Gateway Marriott. When arriving at Reagan National, ground transportation expenses will be minimal compared to the other two airports.

Suggested one-way transportation to the Crystal Gateway Marriott:

  • From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), 1 mile:
    • Crystal Gateway Marriott Airport Shuttle: complimentary;
      available from 5:45 a.m. - 11:15 p.m. only
      (the shuttle runs every 15 minutes between the airport and hotel;
      questions, call 703-920-3230)
    • Metro to 'Crystal City' Stop: $1.50
      (take the Yellow Line toward Fort Totten, or the Blue Line
      toward Largo Town Center)
    • Taxi: approximately $7
  • From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), 28 miles:
    • Taxi: approximately $45
    • Super Shuttle: approximately $29
      (reservation required; 800-258-3826)
  • From Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), 55 miles:
    • Taxi: approximately $65
    • Super Shuttle: approximately $49
      (reservation required; 800-258-3826)

Rail. Amtrak travelers will arrive at Union Station (WAS) and may travel four miles via Metro to the Crystal City stop (just below the hotel property).  Alternatively, taxi service is also available at Union Station.

Rental Car. A rental car is not a necessary expense and will not be reimbursed.

Images — Top: Capitol Dome Detail, Jake McGuire; Middle: Aerial View of Thomas Circle, Jason Hawkes; Bottom: Metrorail, Destination DC. Sourced from www.washington.org.