Getting Around: DCA and Metro

DCA (Ronald Reagan National Airport) has 2 Terminals — 1 and 2. If you are inside the airport at American Airways (Terminal 2), it is approximately a one mile walk to Terminal 1. There is a shuttle bus from the Metro Station to Terminal 1. Ask Airport Information for more information.

Terminal 1: Air Canada, Frontier, Southwest
Terminal 2: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, United Airlines, American Eagle

Metro is the quickest to get around the city without worrying about where to park. Below you will find a list of Metro stops that are close to the airports and the Memorials. If you have a specific route in mind, use the Metro Map and Trip Planner for most updated information and track work information. If you want to drive to a local Metro parking garage, the Crystal City parking garages, are free on weekends or after 4 pm on weekdays. There is free parking along the streets outside the Braddock Road metro too! Additionally, the new Metroway bus has routes that connects Pentagon City to Braddock Road, with stops regularly along the way. The bus ride is significantly cheaper than the metro.

In DC, there is free parking around the National Mall and on Ohio Drive (National Parks jurisdiction only).  All other DC street parking requires meter payment even on Saturday and until 10 pm.  Please read the parking signs very carefully!  Tickets are expensive and parking requirements change. Street parking near the Memorials is very limited!

World War II Memorial

*Smithsonian‐ .7 miles/20 minutes (Blue/Orange/Silver)

*Farragut West ‐ .9 miles/30 minutes (Blue/Orange/Silver)

*Farragut North – 1.0 miles/30 minutes (Red)


Arlington National Cemetery – (Blue)


Navy Memorial – (Yellow/Green)


Air Force Memorial

*Pentagon City ‐ .9 miles/25 minutes (Blue/Yellow)

*Pentagon ‐ .9 miles/25 minutes (Blue/Yellow)


FDR Memorial

*Smithsonian – 1.2 miles/35 minutes (Blue/Orange/Silver)

*L’Enfant Plaza – 1.4 miles/40 minutes (Blue/Orange/Yellow/Green/Silver)


Lincoln Memorial

*Foggy Bottom ‐ .8 miles/20 minutes (Blue/Orange/Silver)

*Arlington National Cemetery‐ .8 miles/20 minutes (Blue)


Marine Corps Memorial (Iwo Jima)

*Rosslyn ‐ .4 Miles/10 minutes (Blue/Orange/Silver)



To reach Reagan National Airport ‐ Blue towards Franconia Springfield/Yellow towards Huntington

To reach Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) – Green towards Greenbelt, B30 Express Bus to BWI

To reach Dulles Airport – Blue/Orange/Silver to Roslyn (towards Franconia or Huntington), 5A bus to Dulles

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