Three airports service the Washington DC area:
Reagan International (DCA) is closest to the Washington Center residence hall and those on inbound flights are treated to a panoramic view of the city and the monuments. The taxi ride from this airport is generally 10 minutes or less. However, airfares to DCA may exceed $1,000, especially if flights are not booked in advance. Should this be the case, flights into Baltimore or Dulles are advised.
Baltimore International (BWI) offers a variety of inbound and outbound flights and is a 45" ride from downtown Washington. The Super Shuttle offers one-way service for approximately $35, and the ride from the airport is scenic. The MARC train is another way of getting to DC from Baltimore (and to other regional locations).
Students will be advised of move in and move out dates during the Prep Course. Travel plans should be made as early as possible for best rates.
Occasionally, students will take the Amtrak from Toledo to DC. Round trip fare from Toledo is approximately $200, and the trip (one-way) is about 12 hours.
Taxis cruise the streets in DC and one means of getting around, although students generally rely on the Metro for most daily transportation. One way fares from the major airports are (approximately): $58 from Baltimore, $52 from Dulles, and $14 from National.
The Super Shuttle is an economical means of transportation to and from the airports.
The Metro (rail) is the primary means of transportation for almost everyone who lives in the city. The MIW Program Manager will provide Metro passes to students at orientation, and will work with students to ensure that they have adequate funds for transportation. Students are encouraged to negotiate Metro passes when accepting offers for internships. The Metro bus schedule is available on the Metro Website.
Megabus service is available for students interested in weekend trips to explore surrounding areas. Students often rely on mentors to get rides on weekends and to special events.
Driving to DC
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