D.C. Area Transportation & Lodging

Transportation to Washington, D.C.



Most accessible Airport to reach the  Downtown area is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Other D.C. Area Airports:

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Check out the Washington, D.C. Guide to Area Airports for transportation info



Amtrak is another good option.

Amtrak offers group rates for groups of 20 or more.  You can organize a group from your area and travel together!

Amtrak Group Travel Request



There are a number of easy and inexpensive options into the city from the east coast.

A bus from NYC to DC runs around $25

      GoTo Bus





Getting Around Washington, D.C.

DC Metro is the preferred transportation around the area. Download the DC METRO PFD pocket Guide and Full Color Map HERE.  You can also find Bus Schedules by following the link.

Getting To the United States Capitol

Get the Capitol PDF Map 

**Special Shuttle Service for those with Mobility Issues  For your convenience, the Capitol Visitor Center Office of Visitor Services provides an on-demand shuttle service for those with mobility issues or in manual wheelchairs.  The shuttles run from the southwest corner of Capitol Square at Independence Ave. and First St. SW to the Capitol Visitor Center entrance at the center of the Capitol’s East Plaza.  Please inquire about this service from the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services at 202.224.4048, from any Visitor Services personnel in a red shirt or vest, or at either of the Visitor Services kiosks located at the southwest corner of Capitol Square or on the east side of the Capitol near the corner of First St. NE/SE and East Capitol Street.  Please provide as much advance notice as possible to help facilitate your request.

 Getting to the Capitol by Subway

There are three subway stops found within walking distance of the Capitol:

  • Union Station – Located at First Street, NW, and Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Federal Center, SW – Located at the southwest corner of Third and D Streets, SW.

Additional information on riding the subway, which is called the Metro, is available at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority homepage www.wmata.com.

Learn more about Discount for Seniors (over 65) and People with Disabilities.

Two DC Circulator routes, (Union Station – Navy Yard Route and National Mall Route) include stops near the U.S. Capitol. The Circulator is another kind of public bus, and you will find more information about this option at www.dccirculator.com.

Getting to the Capitol by Car

Please keep in mind that there is very little public parking available near the Capitol. The nearest public parking facility is at Union Station, to the north of the Capitol.

Metered street parking is found along the Mall to the west of the Capitol.

Other Transportation Options





Moms Clean Air Force members will be staying at the Washington Court Hotel, located near Union Station and the Capitol.  (estimated $255 per night)

Many of our members stay at an Airbnb, of course, another excellent option.  You can choose to rent a room or whole house depending on your needs, just set your search perimeters.

Another suggestion may the williampennhouse.org.  A inexpensive option for Solo Travelers.   William Penn House is a Quaker center for hospitality, education, and activism on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  They offer communal living accommodations for groups and individuals.

If you wish to research hotels near the capitol, the following sites are very helpful:










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