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Preconference Events

DC 2006: Joint Annual Meeting of NAGARA, COSA, and SAA

Washington, D.C.
July 30-August 5, 2006
Hilton Washington

 

3. GET TO – AND AROUND – DC

By Air

The Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area has three airports:

  1. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (National/DCA) is 5 miles, or about 20 minutes, from the hotel;
  2. Washington Dulles International Airport (Dulles/IAD) is 23 miles, or about 40 minutes, from the hotel;
  3. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshal Airport (BWI) is 33 miles, or about 1 hour, from the hotel.

Nearly every air carrier flies into one of these three airports. For your convenience, listed below are the major carriers that service Reagan National Airport.

You may also contact SAA’s official travel agent for assistance in arranging your air travel:

Phil Marks, Travel Too
800-235-1309 / 650-553-9600
phil@traveltoo.com

Shuttles

A variety of transportation options are available from each airport to the Hilton Washington. Click on the ground transportation link for a complete listing of options and more details. The Hilton Washington website provides driving directions from each of the airports.

National Ground Transportation

  • Metrorail: Take the Yellow Line toward Mt. Vernon Square. Transfer at Gallery Place / Chinatown to the Red Line toward Shady Grove. Exit at Dupont Circle. Fare: $1.35 to $1.85 depending on the time of day. The Hilton Washington is a 10- to 15-minute walk uphill from the Dupont Circle Metro station.
  • Super Shuttle: Call 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826) or 202/296-6662. Cost: $8-$12, depending on the number of riders.
  • Taxi service from the airport to the hotel is approximately $9-$14. Fares are determined by zone rather than distance.

Dulles Ground Transportation

  • Super Shuttle: Call 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826) or 202/296-6662. Cost: $9- $26, depending on the number of riders.
  • Washington Flyer Coach: to Metrorail. The Washington Flyer offers motorcoach service from the airport to the West Falls Church Metro Station (Orange Line). Buses leave every half hour and the trip takes between 20 and 30 minutes. The cost is $8 one way. Upon arriving at the metrostation, take the Orange Line toward New Carrolton. Transfer to the Red Line at Metro Center (toward Shady Grove). Exit at Dupont Circle Fare: $1.85 to $2.70 depending on the time of day. The Hilton Washington is a 10- to 15-minute walk uphill from the Dupont Circle Metro station.
  • Washington Flyer Taxi: The Washington Flyer Taxi is available from the taxi stand. Cost: Between $51 and $58 to most Washington, DC, destinations.

BWI Ground Transportation

  • Super Shuttle: Call 1-800-BLUE VAN (258-3826) or 202/296-6662. Cost: $11- $31, depending on the number of riders.
  • MARC Trains or Amtrak Service: trains run the same route; Amtrak is more expensive ($15-$41), but the trip is quicker with fewer stops. MARC fare is $6. Take the shuttle bus from the airport to the BWI rail station. Upon arriving at Union Station, take a taxi to the hotel (taxi stand out front) or take the Metro’s Red Line toward Shady Grove and exit at Dupont Circle (fare = $1.35). The Hilton Washington is a 10 to 15 minute walk uphill from the Dupont Circle station.
  • Taxi service is available for a cost of approximately $63.

Trains and Buses

Amtrak trains arrive at Washington’s historic Union Station. Upon arriving, take a taxi to the hotel (taxi stand out front) or take the Metro’s Red Line toward Shady Grove and exit at Dupont Circle (fare = $1.35). The Hilton Washington is a 10- to 15-minute walk uphill from the station. For reservations or information, call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Greyhound buses arrive at the Greyhound terminal (1005 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002; 202/289-5120) behind Union Station. From Union Station, take a taxi to the hotel (taxi stand out front) or take the Metro’s Red Line toward Shady Grove and exit at Dupont Circle (fare = $1.35). The Hilton Washington is a 10- to 15-minute walk uphill from the station. For reservations or information, call 1-800-229-9424.

By Car

The Hilton Washington website provides driving directions to the hotel. Hotel parking is available for $23/day; valet and in/out privileges are available for an additional cost.


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