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Group Rates

Amtrak: Contact Amtrak's Charter Services Department at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Southwest Airlines: Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call Group Reservations at 1-800-433-5368, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., all time zones.

Planes, Trains, Buses

Greyhound -- Online reservations. Good option for Midwest folks on a budget.

Amtrak -- Online reservations. Good option for East Coast Travelers. Act fast before they go under.

Trainhopping -- Not for the faint of heart.

Frontier Airlines -- Online reservations. Flies right into DC! Just as cheap as the bus for west coast travelers. Be sure to book at least 2 weeks in advance for the best rates.

Southwest Airlines -- Online reservations. Flies into Balimore/Washington International


Urge your school to bring you to DC! Make a proposal to your school administration or student government to cover the cost of travel. Most schools have vans or buses that can be reserved in advance. Be sure to include any projects, presentations or other educational activities that your group will pursue in your proposal.

Parking for Caravans and Buses

If you are coming to Washington in a bus, van or caravan, there are several Metro stations that are set up to handle vast numbers of people. If you are coming from the North, park at the Greenbelt Metro station (Green Line). If you are coming from the south, park at the Franconia-Springfield station (Blue Line). If you have arranged a bus, the best place to park buses is at the Stadium-Armory station (Blue and Orange lines)

Connecting Between Metro and Washington D.C. Area Airports

The three airports serving the Washington, D.C. area are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI).

Metrorail goes directly to Reagan National Airport (Blue Line, National Airport station). Reagan National is also a short taxicab ride from Washington and close-in suburbs, and Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland taxis are available at the exits of each terminal. See a map of Washington's Metro System.

Rail transportation between BWI Airport and Union Station, on Metrorail's Red Line, is provided by Amtrak and MARC trains.

Metrobus Service to BWI and Dulles Airports

Metrobus route B30 provides express service between Metrorail's Greenbelt station and BWI Airport. Full fare for a one-way trip is $6.00. See Metro's B30 timetable (PDF, Adobe Reader required). More on Metrobus fares and discounts.

Metrobus also serves Dulles Airport, operating between L'Enfant Plaza station and Dulles, with stops at the Rosslyn station and Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride. See Metro's 5A timetable (PDF, Adobe Reader required).

Washington Flyer Coach Service

Washington Flyer Coach Service provides a bus link between Dulles Airport and the West Falls Church Metrorail station. Visit the Washington Flyer web site for more information.

Directions To The Airports

These web sites provide directions for driving to the airports, as well as public transportation options:

BWI Airport
Reagan National Location/Directions
Washington Dulles Airport Location/Directions

Connecting Between Metrorail and Other Rail Services

Amtrak passenger rail service, MARC and VRE Commuter Rail Services, and the Metrorail system all meet at Union Station. In addition to Union Station, Metrorail connects with these services at these Metrorail stations:

Amtrak: King Street (Yellow and Blue Lines), New Carrollton (Orange Line).

MARC: Rockville (Red Line), Silver Spring (Red Line), Greenbelt (Green Line), College Park-U. of Md.(Green Line).

VRE: Crystal City (Yellow and Blue Lines), King Street (Yellow and Blue Lines) Franconia/Springfield (Blue Line), L'Enfant Plaza (Yellow, Blue, Orange, and Green Lines).

For more information about the Metrorail stations listed above, see Metro's interactive system map.

Connecting Between Metrorail and Greyhound Bus Service

The Greyhound Bus Terminal in Washington D.C. is located at 1005 1st St NE, Washington, DC 20002, directly behind Union Station, on Metrorail's Red Line. Union Station is quite large, so the trip around the station to the Greyhound terminal amounts to about four blocks.


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