Getting Around

26th Festival of Homiletics - 2018 Washington, D.C.

"Preaching and Politics"

Biking around Dupont Circle, Courtesy of Destination DC

Getting Around Washington, D.C.: "With logically laid-out streets and easy to use public transportation systems, you can explore DC stress-free." - All information courtesy of Destination DC.

  • - This is a Washington, D.C. Downtown Area interactive map that also lists restaurants and hotels. To help orient yourself make note that the main venues are all on or around Thomas Circle.
  • Flying to Washington, D.C. "There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI). All three offer multiple U.S. and international flights daily. They are also all easy to get to the city from - use the Amtrak trains, Metro, buses, taxis or Uber/Lyft.
  • Metro - "Washington, DC has one of the safest, cleanest and most efficient transportation systems in the world. Metrorail and Metrobus are the most convenient ways to get around DC, with Metrobus providing connections for locations not serviced by Metrorail. Metro operates from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends. Metrobus runs hundreds of routes throughout the city and the greater Washington, DC area. Riders can pay by purchasing a SmarTrip card, which allows users to load a designated amount on the card for repeated swiping. The cards can also be used as payment for Metrobus and DC Circulator rides. Check out the Metro's Trip Planner  for more information and schedules. Use the Metro System Map to navigate the stops."

  • DCTaxi Rider - "We know the DC streets like the back of our hand. We are insured and vetted by the DC Department of For-Hire Vehicles, have FBI background checks, and an average of 20 years professional driving experience. When you ride with us, you ride with the best drivers in the DC area."
  • DC Circulator - "Celebrating 10 years of affordable, comfortable and efficient bus service, the Circulator system continues to expand and is now the fourth-largest bus system in the region. New service along the National Mall with door-to-door transportation to more than 25 museums, monuments and memorials." 
  • Parking - "Your two best bets for parking in DC are parking garages and street parking. If you choose to park, there are several resources to help you explore the best options. Visit before you arrive to read up on parking options in DC. You can also download ParkWhiz or SpotHero to your phone to find a spot for your vehicle around town."
  • Capital Bikeshare - "Of course, those who prefer to explore on two wheels will be happy to know that Capital Bikeshare has over 350 stations across DC, Virginia and Maryland. Its fleet includes more than 3,000 bicycles, and the system is easy: simply join and you have access to bikes 24 hours a day. The first 30 minutes of each trip is free, with each additional half hour incurring a fee."