Practical Information

Transportation 

PLANE 

Washington, DC is served by 3 major airports;

1) Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

2) Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA)

3) Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 

BWI is served by Air Canada, Air Tran, British Airways, Cape Air, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest, United Airlines, US Airways 

DCA is served by Air Canada, Air Tran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, US Airways Express 

IAD is served by Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aero Sur, Air Canada, Air France, Air Tran, ANA, American, Austrian, Avianca, British Airways, Cayman Airways, COPA, Delta, Ethiopian, Jet Blue, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, South African Airways, Southwest, SAS, Taca, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, US Airways Express, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic


Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

 Transportation

 Directions

Cost

Time to GWU

Super Shuttle

* Proceed to Departure Hall

$25.00 (without discount)

45 minutes to 60 minutes

Metro Bus

* B30 Bus to Greenbelt Station

* Greenbelt Station to L'enfant Plaza Station

* L'enfant Plaza Station (in direction of Branch Avenue to Foggy Bottom Station (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines)

 

$10.00

45 minutes

MARC Train

* MARC Airport Shuttle to BWI Station

* BWI Station/Train to Union Station

* Union Station to Metro Center (in direction of Shady Grove)

* Metro Center to Foggy Bottom (Orange Line in direction of Vienna, Blue Line in direction of Franconia-Springfield and/or Silver in direction of Wiehle-Reston Town Center)

$10.00

30 minutes

Taxi

* Proceed to Departure Hall

$60.00 to $75.00

45 minutes

* MARC Airport Shuttle is free of charge from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Station (Train Station/MARC/AMTRAK).

* The above mentioned cost is the average cost as cost may vary.


Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA)

Transportation

Directions

Cost

Time to GWU

Super Shuttle

* Proceed to Departure Hall

$15.00 (without discount)

45 minutes

Metro

* Proceed to Departure Hall to Reagan National Airport Station

* Reagan National Airport Station (Blue or Silver Line) to Foggy Bottom Metro Station

$ 5.00

15 minutes

Taxi

* Proceed to Departure Hall

$ 15.00

10 minutes

* The above mentioned cost is the average cost as cost may vary.

 

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Transportation

Directions

Cost

Time to GWU

Super Shuttle

* Proceed to Departure Hall

$35.00 (without discount)

60 minutes to 75 minutes

Metro Bus

* 5A to Rosslyn Metro Station (Orange/Blue or Silver Line)

* Rosslyn Metro Station to Foggy Bottom Metro Station (Orange/Blue/Silver Line).

 

$ 8.00

40 minutes

Washington Flyer

* Washington Flyer to Wiehle-Reston Town Center Metro Station (Silver Line)

* Wiehle-Reston Center Metro Station to Foggy Bottom Metro Station (Orange/Blue/Silver Line)

 

$ 5.00

30 minutes

Taxi

* Proceed to Departure Hall

$60.00 to $75.00

55 minutes to 65 minutes

* Washington Flyer is free of charge from Washington Dulles International Airport to Wiehle-Reston Town Center Metro Station (Silver Line).

* The above mentioned cost is the average cost as cost may vary.

NOTE : Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) located in Philadelphia, PA is approximately 2 hours away from Washington, DC. Several private bus companies and AMTRAK provides daily services between Philadelphia and Washington, DC. 


TRAIN

Amtrak has services to Washington, DC. Go to the www.amtrak.com for further information.

BUS

Mega Bus (www.megabus.com) and Bolt Bus (www.boltbus.com) offers daily services to Washington, DC. Several other private bus companies also offers daily services to Washington, DC. Upon arrival in Washington, DC both the Mega Bus and Bolt Bus will take you to Union Station in Washington, DC.

Accommodations:
All participants will be staying at Thurston Hall, George Washington University, 1900 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052.

Getting around during the conference:
Metro Rail around the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 

Weather: 
In July, Washington, DC has an average high temperature of 88 degrees Farenheit (30 Celsius) and an average low temperature of 71 degrees Faranheit (26 Celsius). 
 
Time Zone: 
Washington, DC is in the Mid-Atlantic part of the United States following the Eastern Time Zone. 
 
Language: 
English is the common language and will be used during the conference. You must have some basic understanding of English to attend the conference. Some of the workshops sessions at the 2015 Conference will be in French and Spanish.

If you need translation during the conference in French, Spanish or Arabic, please do not hesitate to let us know!

Washington Cabs:

        Yellow Cab, (202) 544-1212 or (202) 829-4222

        DC Flyer Cab Association, (202) 488-7611

        Diamond Cab, (202) 387-6200