Sunday 21 December 2014

Travel Information

This page is for transportation.  For accommodations, see “Housing.”

Air Travel

Washington, DC has three primary airports: Reagan National (DCA)Dulles International (IAD), and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI. Reagan National is the closest to the city center, followed by Dulles (which is about 26 miles from DC), followed by BWI (which is about 32 miles from the city center).

Student and group airfares can be found online at Student Universe or STA Travel.

To get to Georgetown University from Reagan National, take a Blue Line metro in the direction of Largo Town Center and get off at Rosslyn. Then, come out of the station and take a cab across the river to Georgetown.

To get to Georgetown University from Dulles International, take the 5A Express Metrobus from bus stop 2E (on the ground transportation level of the airport) to the Rosslyn stop. Then, take a cab across the river to Georgetown.

To get to Georgetown University from BWI, you can take an Amtrak train to Washington-Union station and follow the directions below.

Super Shuttle also provides door-to-door van services from all of these airports.

Train Travel

Amtrak serves Washington at Washington-Union Station. If you’re travelling from the Northeast, take advantage of a special offer from Amtrak that offers reductions for groups. Student Advantage also offers a 15% discount for members on all Amtrak trains except Acela.

To get to Georgetown University from Union Station, take a Red Line metro in the direction of Shady Grove to Dupont Circle. From there, walk to the NE corner of 20th and P Sts. where you can catch the G2 Metrobus direct to Georgetown University.

Bus Travel

Greyhound and a number of other bus services serve Washington, DC at the Greyhound Terminal at 1005 1st St. NE, roughly three blocks from Union Station.

Various independent bus companies also offer discount services from the Chinatown neighborhood of New York City to Washington, DC. Megabus also offers reasonable services to and from downtown DC.

To get to Georgetown University from the bus terminal, simply walk one block to N. Capitol St., then two blocks south to Union Station and follow the instructions above.

Photo Courtesy of Melissa Conners


Shuttle from Dupont Circle and Rosslyn Metro stations

From Dupont Circle: Use to the Q Street exit. Exit via the escalator. At the top of the escalator, turn left and cross 20th Street Turn left, walk down 20th Street, and take the first right onto Massachusetts Avenue. There is no sign for the stop, but the shuttle will
stop on Massachusetts just past 20th Street. Wait near the green fire hydrant.

From Rosslyn: Take the escalator out the only exit from the Rosslyn station. Turn right at the top of the escalator and walk toward the street. When you get to the street (N. Moore Street), turn left. Cross 19th Street and you will see a sign for the Georgetown University Shuttle. The stop is at the intersection of N. Moore and 19th.

Car Travel:

Georgetown University is accessible by interstate I-95 from points north and south, by interstate I-66 from points west, and by interstate I-270 from points northwest. UseMapquest to plot the best route from your school.


A limited number of daily parking spaces are available in the Southwest Parking Garage and can be reached by entering campus from Canal Road. There is a $3.00 hourly parking rate.

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