Washington D.C. is centrally located on the East Coast, close to many nearby universities within driving distance! It is an easily accessible city with several means of transportation to bring you right into the heart of the city. Whether you want to drive, fly, or take a train or bus, we want to help you find the best option.
There are three different airports within close proximity to Washington D.C.: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), and Dulles International Airport (IAD).
The Amtrak train is a quick and affordable way to travel into Washington D.C. from many other main cities. The train will take you directly into Union Station, which is a short metro ride away from the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The Northeast Train routes run through Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia, to name a few, and all end up at Washington D.C. after a few short hours. Make sure to book your train tickets early for better prices!
Union Station is a hub for many busing companies, including the following:
Each of these bus companies has a variety of routes and departure location options.
The quickest means of getting around Washington D.C is the Metro. Our Metro system is an affordable and stress-free way to get from one side of the city to another. The map below is a great reference to use. Typical rides will last around 5 to 10 minutes.
See our highlights on Instagram (@aas_sw_natcon) for a video on how to use the metro created by our staff!