Directions from Washington Airports
From Ronald Raegan Airport (DCA):
Our house is located 6 miles (9.66 km) from the DCA airport. We recommend taking the metro or an Uber. If you come by metro, take the yellow line to the Shaw/Howard University metro station. We are 8 stops away, it takes roughly 20 minutes on the metro, and it costs approximately $3 dollars. You can also order an Uber. It will cost around $15 dollars and takes about 15-25 minutes depending on traffic. Taxi are also available at the airport at a cost around $25 dollars. During rush hour, the metro is typically the fastest route. From Dulles Airport:
The Dulles airport is approximately 30 miles outside Washington, DC. The trip generally takes 45 minutes to 1 hour by car and 1.5 hours by metro to travel into the city. To take the metro, look for signs that say shuttle bus. The shuttle will take you to the Wiehle-Reston East metro stop at the end of the silver line. Take the metro to L’Efant Plaza, transfer to the yellow or green line, and get off at the Shaw-Howard University metro. The shuttle and metro ride are each about $5. Uber will cost about $40 dollars and a taxi will cost about $70 dollars. From BWI:
BWI is located outside Baltimore. The easiest route to Washington, DC from BWI is to take the free shuttle to the train station (5 minute ride). We recommend taking the MARC train (about $7, 45 minutes), but Amtrak is also an option (usually $17-$30, 30 minutes). You can also take an Uber for around $40 and a taxi for around $70.From Union Station (Train or Bus Station):
We’re located 1.6 miles from Union Station. With two people, uber is usually cheaper and faster than the metro (about $5-$7). A taxi stand is also available outside the station, but costs about $10-$12. The metro is also a great option and there are signs inside the station providing guidance to the metro entrance. Take the red line to Gallery Place/Chinatown, transfer to the Yellow or Green line, and exit at the Shaw/Howard University Metro Station.
We have free parking on nights and weekends. If you come during the week and need parking, there are several options. We have one visitor parking pass that we let guests use on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to you use it, email us and we will let you know if it is available. You can also park in one of the free areas (see below). Free Street Parking:
There is free street parking a 10-minute walk to the house. Please, check the parking signs on the street to confirm day/time of cleaning. Each side of the street is cleaned once each week, always on a different day. Free parking is available:
Parking Lot / Garage:
- Q Street NW between 4th Street NW and 1st NW. You can put 200 Q Street NW into your GPS to find the street.
- O Street NW between 1st Street NW and 4th Street. You can put 200 O St NW into your GPS to find the street.
- 1st Street NW between N Street NW and P Street NW. You can put 1317 1st Street NW into your GPS to find the street.
There is a parking garage at the Howard University Hospital, which is about a 5-minute walk from the house. The garage charges $14 for 24 hours. The address is 2041 Georgia Avenue Washington, DC 20060.