Author: DC Transit Guide

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Monuments on the National Mall

Nothing is more iconic than than Washington DC’s monuments and memorials.  From the towering Washington Monument to Lincoln seated looking over the reflecting pool, DC’s National Mall is a treasure.  Memorials and monuments celebrating...

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Baltimore Washington International Airport

Located 30 miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, or BWI, is the furthest of the area’s commercial airports. With destinations in North America and the caribbean, most traffic through...

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Dulles International Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport, located about 24 miles west of Washington DC, in northern Virginia, is one of the country’s busiest airports, and is the DC region’s largest. Unlike DC’s closest airport, Ronald Reagan Washington...

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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is the closest international airport to downtown Washington DC.  It is located just three miles south of downtown, just across the Potomac River in Arlington VA.  Locals often...

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Metro maps

Understanding the DC Metro map is important for navigating the system successfully.  The map can take many forms, both stylized, and to scale.  Native mapping apps on your cell phone will usually also include...

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9 DC metro tips and tricks

Tip 1: Stand to the Right During weekday mornings, Metro’s main use is for commuters who are late for work. During the late afternoon, the system becomes crowded with riders eager to get home after...

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10 Metro stops for popular DC attractions

Washington DC offers some of the greatest monuments, memorials, museums, and famous buildings that America has to offer. If you’re visiting the nation’s capital, chances are pretty good that you’re looking forward to take...

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Metro hours, fees, and other information

Hours Day Hours Monday – Thursday 5am – 11:30pm Friday 5am – 1am (Saturday) Saturday 7am – 1am (Sunday) Sunday 8am – 11pm Metro trains do not typically follow a fixed schedule.  In general...