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Old 04-11-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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How long should I allow to get to Union Station from New Carrollton? I would need to be @ Union Station no later than 10am on Tuesday morning.

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Old 04-11-2008, 08:16 PM
 
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WMATA trip planner can give you an estimated travel time and cost based on your date and time of travel: Metro - Homepage
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I don't know if this would help or not, but New Carrollton is on the Amtrak Northeast Corridor and is served by both most Amtrak Regional trains and MARC Penn Line trains. There are no stops between Union Station and New Carrollton with either service. (Of course, MARC would be much cheaper.) By contrast, with the Metro you'd need to transfer from the Orange Line to the Red Line at Metro Center. On the other hand, Metro runs much more frequently than MARC and would probably be somewhat cheaper.

If your trip to Union Station involves taking Amtrak somewhere on the Northeast Corridor, you may be able to just go to New Carrollton and get on there.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:06 AM
 
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I don't know if this would help or not, but New Carrollton is on the Amtrak Northeast Corridor and is served by both most Amtrak Regional trains and MARC Penn Line trains. There are no stops between Union Station and New Carrollton with either service. (Of course, MARC would be much cheaper.) By contrast, with the Metro you'd need to transfer from the Orange Line to the Red Line at Metro Center. On the other hand, Metro runs much more frequently than MARC and would probably be somewhat cheaper.

If your trip to Union Station involves taking Amtrak somewhere on the Northeast Corridor, you may be able to just go to New Carrollton and get on there.
Thanks for the responses - I really appreciate it. The trip was going to involve Amtrak but we found a one-way plane ticket out of BWI for a very good price at the last minute.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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If you're coming from BWI, the Amtrak and Marta trains stop at the airport, so you would have a straight shot from BWI to Union Station. Check Amtrak and Marta for their schedules. There is a shuttle bus from the airport arrival level to the train station that takes about 5 minutes.
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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That's MARC not Marta.
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