Getting to Washington DC

Metrorail
When you need to get around Washington D.C. and want to travel in a clean and comfortable mode of transportation, then check out the Metrorail system. The Metrorail is the cities regional subway system and runs from the city to the outlying areas, including Virginia and Maryland. The Metrorail includes four different rail lines that travel throughout the area. You can get the fare cards at the Metrorail stations and can add to the card online.

Metrobus
Operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the Metrobus is a convenient way to get around town. The Metrobus runs 24/7 and you can pay the fare with cash or by using a SmarTrip card. Discount fares are available for seniors and children under five. There are also discounts for students with a school ID.

MARC Train Service
The Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) light rail service runs along a 187-mile rail line between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C. The train service runs through the weekdays and is operated in conjunction with CSX transportation and Amtrak. The train operates on three separate lines, the Penn line, the Brunswick line and the Camden line. You can get fare tickets at the stations and discounts are available for students and children.

Taxicab
If you want a convenient way to get around town, then take a look at traveling in a taxi cab. There are many taxicab companies in town that can offer you a comfortable ride to your destination. Traveling in a taxicab allows you the freedom to have quick transportation without the need to stop and fill the gas tank or worry about parking space at your destination. The city of Washington DC includes several taxi companies such as Yellow Cab, VIP Cab Company, Atlantic Cab, Dial Cab, DC Flyer and Welcome Taxi Cab Company.

Rental Car
If you want convenience when traveling around Washington DC, then consider renting a car at one of the rental car agencies. Using a rental car allow you to travel around the city on your schedule without having to wait for public transportation or a taxi service to pick you up. You can find rental car agencies at the airports as well as various locations throughout town. Renting a car allows you to get the style and size of vehicle you need while you are in town.