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Getting Around Washington, D.C.

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Area Airports

Reagan National Airport (DCA) (approximately 15 minutes from conference hotel)

http://www.metwashairports.com/reagan

Approximate taxi fare from DCA is $15-$20.

  • Red Top Cab at 202-328-3333 has accessible mini-vans. Reservations recommended two-three days in advance.
  • Battles Transportation at 202-462-8658 for large lift-equipped van service, approximate cost $75 one-way.

Super Shuttle is also available; (800) BLUE-VAN or www.supershuttle.com for reservations. Super Shuttle also has lift-equipped vans. Approximate fare $14 first passenger; $10 each additional passenger.

Metro stops adjacent to Terminals B and C. From Metro Center or Gallery Place / China Town, take the Blue or Yellow Line to the Reagan National Airport station. Total fare: $1.65; all stations and trains are accessible.

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Dulles International Airport (IAD) (approximately 40 minutes west of D.C.)

http://www.metwashairports.com/Dulles

Approximate taxi fare from DC is $60.

  • Red Top Cab at 202-328-3333 has accessible mini-vans. Reservations recommended two-three days in advance.

Super Shuttle is also available; (800) BLUE-VAN or www.supershuttle.com for reservations. Super Shuttle also has lift-equipped vans. Approximate fare $29 first passenger; $10 each additional passenger.

Nearest Metro stations are Metro Center, next to the Hyatt. Take the Orange Line to West Falls Church Station. Take Shuttle to Dulles. Total fare: $4.35; all buses and trains are accessible. Please allow one-plus hour for travel time. Visit www.wmata.com for details.

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Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) (approximately 45 minutes north of D.C.)

http://www.bwiairport.com

Approximate taxi fare to DC is $110. Call 410-859-1100 for details. No accessible taxi’s from BWI.

Super Shuttle is also available; (800) BLUE-VAN or www.supershuttle.com for reservations. Super Shuttle also has lift-equipped vans. Approximate fare $37 first passenger; $12 each additional passenger.

Metrobus B30 departs BWI once every 40 minutes, and travels to the Greenbelt Metrorail station. From Greenbelt, take the Green Line towards Branch Avenue. Depart at Chinatown / Gallery Place, just two blocks from the Grand Hyatt. Total fare: $5.35; all buses and trains are accessible. The MARC Train or Amtrak from BWI Station to Union Station, D.C. is also an option. Please allow one-plus hour for travel time. Visit www.wmata.com for details.

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Public Transportation

D.C. has a world class metro-rail system. The Grand Hyatt Hotel and most performance venues can be reached via D.C. Metro. For information on the system and support getting to and from all locations visit http://www.wmata.com. Metro offers reciprocal benefits to visitors that utilize paratransit in their home cities—please contact Marcie Goldstein at mgoldstein@vsarts.org for details.

Metrorail opens at 5:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7:00 a.m. on weekends. Each train displays the name of its final destination. When accessing the escalator to get to the metro platforms, please note that the right side is for standing; the left side is for anyone walking up or down the stairs. Elevator service is also available.

The Kennedy Center provides a free shuttle bus from the Foggy Bottom Metro stop that runs every 15 minutes to and from the Kennedy Center. Venues accessible by bus include H Street Playhouse and the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

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