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Old 04-27-2014, 05:47 PM
 
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There are several options for commuting from Regan International airport into Washington DC near the Union Station Terminal or Capitol building. Can someone tell me an approximate price of travel using a taxi and the light-rail? Also which would be a better choice for two people traveling with luggage? I don't want to car rental.
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:50 PM
 
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The EASIEST and cheapest way is the Metro. However if you have too much luggage to carry or need to go somewhere not close to a station that may not be practical.

I don't remember what it cost but it was minimal.

Don't even think about renting a car. (I know you don't want to...but it's worth saying).
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:27 PM
 
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Reagan National is close to DC, so a taxi shouldn't be all that expensive.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:02 AM
 
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Reagan is on the metro line. Just take that to Union Station. Cost is minimal, couple dollars.

http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/tri..._form_solo.cfm

looks like $2.70.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:22 AM
 
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Even with luggage, providing you don't travel too heavy, the Metro is very easy and cheap. Just stay away during rush hour when it is packed. Other than that, you should be fine even with a suitcase.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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Cab would be less than $20
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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One nice thing about National Airport relative to many other airports with rail connections is the rail station is not far outside the airport, so unless you have A LOT of luggage, it really isn't too inconvenient.

I can also give you directions about where to sit on the Metro trains to minimize walking in the stations. At National Airport, unless you are landing at Gates 35-45 in Terminal C, follow the signs for the Metro at the exit in Terminal B. Wait for a Metro Yellow Line heading towards Mt. Vernon Square or Fort Totten (or during rush hour, Greenbelt) and sit near the back of the train (either the 5th car in a 6 car train or the 7th car in an 8 car train). At Gallery Place, transfer to Red Line, going up the escalators or using the elevators for the platform for trains toward Glenmont, and sit in the 1st car of the train (which will be right in front of you when you get up to the Red Line level and initially are facing towards the tracks). Go two stops to Union Station, and use the escalator or elevator there (which are located just beyond where the front of the train stops) to get up to gate level and then station level.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:09 PM
 
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Cab would be less than $20
Reagan to the Capitol, two people with luggage, is about $15 (plus tip).

OP: If you're worried about juggling the luggage around after a long flight a cab is a good, fairly cheap, alternative to the Metro. But without luggage, Metro is the way to go. It's cheap and easy to use.

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