WASHINGTON DC TRANSPORTATION
Welcome to the Washington DC Travels visitor guide. We hope to make your trip more enjoyable by helping you make plans for your hotel, sightseeing, shopping and more.
Getting around DC is a cinch. Most places downtown,
including the Mall museums, the major monuments and
the White House, are within walking distance of each
other, and an excellent public transportation system
reaches outlying sights and neighborhoods. The
clean, efficient and still-growing Metro subway is
the envy of other cities; one-way fares start at
$1.35 (base rate, off-peak), with a slight rush-hour
surcharge from 5.30-9.30am and 3-7pm. A One Day
Pass, valid after 9.30am on weekdays, costs $5
(trains run Mon-Thurs 5.30am-midnight, Fri
5.30am-2am, Sat 8am-2am & Sun 8am-midnight; get
route information at the Metro Center Sales Office,
Metro Center station, 12th and F sts NW; tel
202/637-7000). The standard fare on the more
extensive bus network is also $1.25.
Taxis are a
good-value alternative with most cross-town fares
ranging $5-12.50. (Surcharges kick in during peak
hours and for each additional passenger.) There are
taxi stands at major hotels and transportation
terminals (like Union Station), or call Yellow Cab (tel
How much will you need to get around on a taxi cab? Get your Taxi Fare
Estimates before you leave, so you can plan and travel with confidence!
This site will calculate how much your cab rides may cost in your city.
Just type in the addresses or select POIs (Points-of-Interest) and go!
National Airport Washington DC
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport serves a variety of North American destinations.
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is served by 15 major domestic airlines, 8 regional airlines and 20 major international airlines.