Washington DC Transportation

Washington, D.C. is bordered by Maryland on three sides and by Virginia on the fourth. Major interstate routes that access the city include Routes 540 and 50/301 from the east; Routes 7, 50, I-66, and 29/211 from the west; I-270 and I-295 from the north; and Routes 301 and 1 from the south.

There are three airports serving the Washington area: Washington Dulles International Airport, Washington National Airport, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

Numerous taxi companies can be found in Washington DC. Here are some of them: American Cab Association (202-398-0529), Capital Motors (202-488-1370), Central Cab (202-484-7100), City Cab (202-269-0990), Classic Cab Company (202-399-6815), Courtesy Cabs Inc. (202-269-2600), DC Flyer Cab Association (202-488-7611), Diamond Cab (202-387-6200), Empire Cab (202-488-4844) and Meritt Cab (202-554-7900).

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority offers public transit service in Washington, D.C. area. Metro stations open at 5:30 A.M. on weekdays and 7 A.M. on weekends and they close at midnight Sunday through Thursday; on Friday and Saturday nights, they are open until 3 A.M. Fares vary between $1.35 and $3.75, depending on the distance.

Metrobus operates bus services in Washington, D.C. Fares range in price from $1.25 to $2.50. For Metrobus information, call 202-637-7000.

A number of car hire companies offer their services in Washington, D.C. area, including: Avis (800-331-1212), Budget (800-527-0700), Hertz (800-654-3131), National Car Rental (800-328-4567), Dollar (800-800-4000), Alamo (800-832-7933) and Thrifty (800-367-2277).