Travel & Transportation

Get to and around Washington, DC like a local.

Navigating Washington, DC with Metro

Washington, DC’s Metro is one of the busiest public transportation systems in the country. Its expansive network of tunnels and above ground tracks connect all four quadrants of DC with suburban Virginia and Maryland. The system is heavily used by local commuters and it’s a popular, convenient and...

All you need to know to ride Washington, DC’s Metrorail system - DC Metro map, hours and more
Getting to Washington, DC

Last year, DC welcomed more than 21 million visitors, showing that as a traveler, you have a wealth of options for reaching the wonders that await in America’s capital city. We’ve broken those down below. By Air There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington...

@trbaba - View from Gravelly Point - Plane Landing at Ronald Reagan National Airport
TSA Precheck at Washington, DC Airports

TSA Pre✓™ gets travelers to their gate quicker, and also strengthening security for major airports at cities throughout the U.S. in the process. Destination DC recently partnered with TSA to support the expedited security screening process for low-risk passengers, in which they won’t have to remove...

How Do I Get Around Washington, DC?

Metrorail & Metrobus Washington, DC has one of the safest, cleanest and most efficient transportation systems in the world. Metrorail and Metrobus are the most convenient ways to get around DC, with Metrobus providing connections for locations not serviced by Metrorail. The Walter E. Washington...

Foggy bottom metro station
Guide to Union Station in Washington, DC

DC’s Union Station receives roughly 40 million visitors per year. Its beautiful architecture, wide variety of shopping and dining options and status as one of the largest transportation hubs in the country, as well as a healthy dose of history, make the station a popular destination. We break down...

Union Station in Washington, DC - Public transportation hub with dining, shopping and more
Guide to the DC Streetcar

After a more than a 50-year hiatus, the DC Streetcar , one of the city’s first modes of public transportation made its triumphant return in 2016, transporting riders through the revitalized H Street NE corridor . What is it? The DC Streetcar makes traveling within the District much easier for...

Washington, DC Streetcar along H Street NE
Where Can I Park in Washington, DC?

It’s important to remember that Washington, DC is a metropolitan city with safe, efficient public transportation options. We strongly encourage you to consider these options instead of driving. For Metrorail and Metrobus options, visit wmata.com . For DC Circulator, the red bus that makes local...

Washington, DC Skyline at Night - The Capital of the United States of America
Guide to Washington, DC-Area Airports

Flying into Washington, DC There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI)...

Dulles Airport - Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority - Airports Near Washington, DC
Washington, DC Safety Information

The safety of our visitors is our top priority. Destination DC works closely with the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Metropolitan Police Department and other local and federal government agencies to understand and communicate safety messages on behalf of the tourism community. Here is some...

Washington, DC Safety Information - Pennsylvania Avenue Evacuation Route