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Traveling in Washington, D.C.

Finding travel services in Washington, D.C. is easy with a variety of transportation options. Washington, D.C. is broken up into four quadrants; NE, NW, SE, and SW that emanate from the U.S. Capitol.  Numbered streets align north/south and lettered streets east/west, avenues are named after the states.

Washington, D.C. is about 10 square miles and serviced by three major airports; Reagan National, Dulles International and Baltimore/Washington International.  Taxi service is available at each airport and the SuperShuttle operates out of each airport, though fees vary by airport and number of travelers.  Union Station provides access to Amtrak, commuter trains and bus lines.  The MARC commuter rail, operating Monday through Friday, has a train passing Baltimore/Washington International airport about every hour.

Getting around Washington, D.C. is easy with great public transportation through Metrobus and Metrorail (subway) and is cost-efficient.

Learn more about Washington, D.C.’s travel and transportation options below.

Ground Transportation

  • Metrorail.Metrobus: 202-962-1234
  • SuperShuttle: 800-258-3826
  • Metro: 202-637-7000
  • Avis Rent a Car: 1722 M Street NW; 202-467-6585
  • Budget Rent a Car: 1620 L Street NW; 202-466-4544
  • Enterprise: 1029 Vermont Ave NW; 202-393-0900
  • Hertz: 901 11th Street NW; 800-654-3131
  • Thrifty Car Rental:1720 New York Ave NE; 202-636-8470
  • Amtrak: 800-872-7245
  • MARC Train
  • Greyhound Bus: 800-231-2222