Three major airports serve Washington, D.C.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 703-417-8000 www.metwashairports.com provides domestic service plus some flights to Canada. It is easily accessible by Metro (Yellow or Blue Line).
Washington Dulles International Airport 703-572-2700 www.metwashairports.com Both domestic and international flights depart from here. Dulles is not on a Metro line, although Washington Flyer (888-927-4359) operates a shuttle from West Falls Church Metro station. Average length of shuttle trip is 20 to 30 minutes.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport(BWI) 800-435-9294 www.bwiairport.com is 30 miles or about 45 minutes drive northeast of DC in Maryland. Both Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) and Amtrak trains travel between DC’s Union Station and a terminal near BWI.
Metro & Bus System
For a complete guide to the local train and bus system in the greater DC area, visit Washington DC Metro System.
For inexpensive bus travel from major cities on the East Coast to Washington, D.C., visit Bolt Bus.
Two commuter train systems serve downtown DC from the Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Since they are commuter lines most trains run weekdays only, with the most regular service during rush hour.
Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) 800-325-7245 www.mtamaryland.com 5:00am – midnight Mon – Fri is a 40-station, 187-mile system connecting DC, the northern Maryland suburbs, and eastern West Virginia. It has three lines, one of which stops at BWI airport. The MARC train’s only DC stop is Union Station.
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) 703-684-1001 or 800-RIDE-VRE www.vre.org From downtown DC, VRE serves northern Virginia’s suburbs with lines to Manassas (stops include Fairfax and Alexandria) and Fredericksburg (stops include Quantico, Franconia/Springfield and Crystal City). VRE has only two stops in DC itself: Union Station and L’Enfant Plaza.
Union Station 202-371-9441 www.unionstationdc.com 50 Massachusetts Ave NE. The center of train travel to/from DC, Union Station is the flagship terminal of Amtrak (800-872-7245), which is located on the ground floor.
Holiday Inn Washington-Central / White House 1501 Rhode Island Ave. NW Washington, DC 20005 Reservations: 1-877-410-6667/1-800-100-4999 Front Desk: 1-202-483-2000
Comfort Inn Downtown DC / Convention Center1201 13th Street NW Washington, DC 20005 Phone: 1-202-682-5300 / 1-866-741-8776 / 1-866-925-8676
The Embassy Inn Hotel 1627 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20009 Phone: 1-202-234-7800 / 1-877-968-9111 / 1-866-460-7456
Hotel Harrington 436 11th Street NW Washington, DC 20004Phone: 1-800-424-8532
National 4-H Youth Conference Center 7100 Connecticut Avenue Chevy Chase MD 208151 Telephone: 1-800-FOUR-H-DC (368-7432)
Andrews House 2708 Ontario Road NW Washington, DC 20009 202-483-0799
Center for Educational Design 821 Varnum Street NE Washington DC 20017 202-635-7987
HI-Washington DC Hostel 1009 11th Street NW Washington, DC 20001 202-737-2333
Washington Seminar Center 201 4th Street SE Washington DC 20003 202-547-8118 Notes: MUST be in a group of at least 15 to make reservations.
International Guest House 1441 Kennedy Street NW Washington DC 20011 202-726-5805
The Pilgrimage 2201 P Street NW Washington DC 20037 202-387-6615 Notes: MUST be in a group of at least 10 to make reservations.
Shalom Place, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 3655 Calvert Street NW Washington DC 20007 202-333-4949 Notes: Can house 10-24 person groups.
Adams Inn 1746 Lanier Place NW Washington DC 20009 202-745-3600
Capitol City Hostel 2411 Benning Road NE Washington DC 20002 202-387-1328
Washington International Student Center 2451 18th Street NW Washington DC 20009 1-800-567-4150
Center for Student Missions 5331 Colorado Avenue NW Washington DC 20011 301-386-4953
Center for Urban Education 5606 Colorado Avenue NW Washington DC 20011 202-678-5490 Rates: $15/person/night
Centro Maria Residence 650 Jackson Street NE Washington DC 20017 202-635-1697 Note: Women only.
Connecticut Woodley Guest House 2647 Woodley Road NW Washington DC 202-667-0218
Kalorama Guest House 2700 Cathedral Ave. NW Washington DC 20008 202-588-8188
William Penn House 515 E Capitol St SE Washington DC 20003 202-543-5560