Skip to main content

Introducing Washington, D.C.


The White House is actually one of Washington, D.C.'s oldest buildings and a good place to begin your exploration of the city. To participate in an official tour of the White House you need to make your reservations at least 6 months in advance. The world's largest obelisk was erected in honor of the first U.S. president George Washington, and across the mall from it sits the Lincoln Memorial, named after the 16th president of the country. Both of these, along with the 200 year old congress on Capitol Hill building have become symbols of the city and the country. The National Gallery has an unbelievable collection of famous works as well. If you want to get away from the center of politics, along the Potomac River in Georgetown there's some lovely shopping to be done on your way across the river to the old town of Alexandria.

Washington, D.C. is known for:


History and Art Entertainment and Shopping Urban

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Charleston (578 km)
Richmond (175 km)
Dover (149 km)
CURRENCY
US Dollar (USD)

COUNTRY CODE
+1

ELECTRIC POWER
A, B

TIME ZONE
GMT -6

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€3.92

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL
€62.13

Washington airport information

Download airport guide PDF

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

A. Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is about 40 km from the city center and there are airport services, buses and metrobuses. To just get to the metro costs 5 dollars on the Washington Flyer Silver buses. Metrobuses cost 6 dollars and take about 50 minutes to get into town.

B. Baltimore Washington International Airport

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is about 50 km from D.C. and you can get there by bus or train. Buses 17 and 99 go to different points. There's a shuttle service to the train stop and from there you can go straight into D.C.

Average time from airport: A: 50 minutes | B: 84 minutes

Distance from airport: A: 40 km | B: 50 km

TAXI:

A. Washington Dulles International Airport
Taxis operate 24 hours a day from Dulles Airport, and depending on traffic they cost around 65 dollars and take 30 to 60 minutes to get into the city.

B. Baltimore Washington International Airport

To get from BWI to D.C. by cab costs around 100 dollars and takes about an hour.

Average taxi price: A: 65 dollars | B: 60-100 dollars

CAR RENTAL:

Miles & Smiles members earn 100 Miles per day, up to maximum 1000 Miles. What’s more, rentals made through the website for 1 or 2 days earn an extra 250 Miles, while rentals for 3 or more days earn an extra 500 Miles.

Average car rental price: N/A

Enterprise National Alamo


view car options