Travel & Transportation
There are three major airports in the Washington DC area. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). We suggest that you travel comfortably and with clothing that will not make it difficult for you to get through security.
Frontier Airlines lands at Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is the closest airport to downtown Washington. You might have to get a connecting flight in the mid-west, but the rates a very reasonable. Discounts apply for groups of ten of more. If you are flying in a big group, please let us know (i.e., if you are flying in with students from other schools in your area.) If you find an individual fare you can receive 10% percent off by using code MC014C (please call 1-800-243-6297 with the internet airfare that you found so that you can receive the discount. Frontier is working on having the discount code apply through the website.)
Jetblue lands at Dulles/Washington Airport (IAD)
Southwest Airlines lands at Dulles/Washington Airport (IAD), into Baltimore/Washington (BWI) and through connecting flight with ATA airlines into Reagan National (DCA). Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. If you are flying in a big group, please let us know (i.e., if you are flying in with other schools in your area). 1-800-I-FLY-SWA (1-800-435-9792), and for Group Travel 1-800-433-5368 Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 6:30 pm (Closed Sat and Sun).
Independence Air is a new airline and lands at Dulles/Washington Airport (IAD). Fares for October are not yet available but will be within the next couple of weeks. We will update the website if any discounts are available. For bookings of 10 or more, please contact 1-888-GRO-FLYI (888-476-3594).
ATA lands at Dulles Washington (IAD) and into Baltimore (BWI). Fares seem reasonable and they fly from major cities. Will update if discounts are available. General Reservations: 800-I-FLY-ATA (800-435-9282),
Group Sales (10 or more passengers): 800-543-3715.
American Airlines lands at all three major Washington airports. For reservations call 1-800-433-7300.
Delta Airlines flies into all three major Washington airports. For domestic reservations calling from the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada, please call 800-221-1212.
Continental lands at all three Washington Airports. For travel reservations to cities in the U.S. 50 states: 1-800-523-FARE (1-800-523-3273)
If you are traveling from the major Airports, there are a number of transportation option to and from the airport. If you are landing at Reagan National (DCA), the metro subway system may be a viable option if you are staying at a hotel that is on a subway line.
Rates will vary, please check rates online depending on what airport you are traveling from. There are group rates available for groups of at least seven.
The Airport Shuttle
Rates will vary, please check rates online, specifically if traveling out of Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). group rates are available for groups of at least ten.
This is a coach service that runs from Washington Dulles International (IAD) and that take a passenger to a Metro Station. This is a good option if you are familiar with the Washington DC metro system.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA)
This is a Washington DC Metro. Fares for buses are typically $1.25 and $3.00 for express routes. This is a reasonable cost effective alternative to a taxi cab and supershuttle when arriving at Dulles (IAD) and Reagan (DCA) airports. The link gives fare information and times.
Metro Bus from Dulles
Exit the airport towards the transportation area. Go to the rental car shuttles and make a right (toward where the vehicles are exiting) and find the "Metro" bus stop. You need to take the 5A bus. Take this bus either to the Rosslyn metro center or the L'Enfant metro center. There is also a metro map. Take the metro to Farragut west and then walk to the hotel. Hotel walking directions.
Metro from BWI
Exit the airport towards transportation and board the public transportation shuttle. This will take to a commuter rail station. You have three options here. The MARC train, AMTRAK, or bus. These will all take you to Union Station, from which you can catch the Metro to Farragut West a then walk to the hotel.
You would need to catch the MARC penn line. Follow this link for schedules. This train does not run on weekends. Take the MARC train from BWI to Union Station in DC.
Please use trip planner on WMTA site. For origin and destination cues, use BWI (Baltimore Airport) and Capital Hilton.
Please visit the trip planner on the Amtrak Site. For origin and destination cues, use BWI (Baltimore Airport) and Union Station in DC.
If you have an American Express card, you may be able to receive better deals on car rentals.