Getting to Congressman Alcee L. Hastings' DC Office
Located at 2353 Rayburn House Building
Corner of Independence Ave. & South Capitol Street
From Washington National (DCA) Airport
Visit online at http://www.mwaa.com/reagan/reagan.htm
Exit Airport on George Washington Parkway toward Washington
Exit onto on I-395 NORTH
After crossing the 14th Street Bridge, follow I-395 North
Take the C STREET, HOUSE exit and stay straight
TURN LEFT onto SOUTH CAPITOL STREET
TAXI/CAB SERVICE: Average Fare to DC $15
The Metro runs from National Airport -- a stop on the Blue or Yellow lines, at the concourse (Level 2) of terminal B/C. Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 5:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-midnight.
The Rayburn House Office Building is located 2 blocks west of the Capitol South metro stop (Blue and Orange lines).
From Washington-Dulles International (IAD) Airport
Visit online at http://www.mwaa.com/dulles
Exit Airport and stay straight on DULLES AIRPORT ACCESS RD
Take I-66 EAST
Take the INDEPENDENCE AVE exit and stay straight
TURN RIGHT onto SOUTH CAPITOL STREET
TAXI/CAB SERVICE: Average Fare to DC $45
Washington Flyer express bus service (1-888-WASH-FLY), operated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, travels from Dulles to the West Falls Church Metro station every 30 minutes Monday-Friday and Saturday-Sunday afternoons, and every hour on weekend mornings. The first bus leaves at 5:45 a.m., the last at 10:15 p.m. Cost: $8 one way, $14 round trip. For more details, visit online at http://www.washfly.com.
From Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport
Visit online at http://www.bwiairport.com/
Exit Airport and Take I-195 WEST
Take the MD-295 SOUTH/BALT/ WASH PKWY exit, exit number 2B, towards WASHINGTON
Merge onto MD-295 SOUTH
Take the EAST CAPITOL STREET exit
TURN LEFT on FIRST STREET
TURN RIGHT on INDEPENDENCE AVENUE
TURN LEFT at corner of SOUTH CAPITOL STREET
BWI SUPERSHUTTLE SERVICE
Provides door-to-door service to most homes, offices, or hotels in the D.C. area. To make reservations, call 1-800-BLUE-VAN at least 24 hours in advance. Rates range from $26 to $32 each way; additional passengers $8 each way; and children under six ride free.
TAXI/CAB SERVICE: Average Fare to DC $55
Amtrak and Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) trains run between the BWI Rail Station and Washington's Union Station.
MARC Trains (800-325-7245) -- 35 minutes from BWI to Union Station -- depart Monday through Friday every 30 minutes during peak hours and hourly at other times; no weekend service. Service from BWI is 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; from Union Station, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. One-way adult fare is $5; seniors 65 and older pay $2.50; and children under 6 ride free. Please go to http://www.mtamaryland.com for more information.
Amtrak Trains (800-872-7245) run 5 a.m. to 10:45 p.m., with more than 30 trains making the 25- to 29-minute trip daily. One-way adult fares range from $19 to $30 (depending on time and train type); children 2-15 pay half fare. Seniors 62 and older get a 15 percent discount on some trains during the weekends. For more information, go to www.amtrak.com.
Getting Around the District of Columbia
Metro Rail System
The Washington, DC metro is the main mode of transportation for many of the residents of the District and surrounding communities. It's convenient, safe, clean, easy to use and inexpensive! Getting familiar with the metro system and the way it works might be the first thing you consider before you visit the district. An excellent online map and other helpful information are available at http://www.wmata.com. Farecards are needed to ride the Metro and can be purchased at every station. Note: Bring small bills because there are no change machines in the stations; credit cards may also be used to purchase farecards.
On most of the city's major thoroughfares, parking is restricted (and towing strictly enforced) between the hours of 7 and 9:30 a.m. and/or 4 and 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. Make certain that you check the entire street for signs before leaving your car in the afternoon or overnight. The city's neighborhoods are governed by restrictions that allow residents to park all day, but limit all others to two hours maximum from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Parking meters cost a quarter for fifteen minutes, with two hours maximum. Unlike many U.S. cities, there are no central municipal parking garages in Washington. In downtown, several office buildings and hotels have private garages; rates range from $5 for an hour to up to $20 for a full day, and more for an overnight stay.
Please note: the Metro serves most of the major tourist attractions well, enabling you to leave your vehicle stationary during your visit and to still see the sights.
Taxis In Washington, DC
Fares for the DC taxi system are calculated by the meter system. If you have further question, please call the DC Taxicab Commission at (202) 645-6018.
Additional charges may apply. A rush hour surcharge will be added if you travel between 7 and 9:30 a.m. or 4 and 6:30 p.m. An extra $1.50 is charged for each additional passenger. Charges can be doubled during snow emergencies. A luggage charge may apply on trips to and from the airport.