Getting around downtown D.C. can be a breeze or it can be a confusing mess. Choose a hotel near the sites or near a Metro stop and you’ll be well on your way to a happy stay in Washington, DC.
The fastest and cheapest way to get most places in Washington, D.C. is by Metro, which starts running at 5 a.m. (7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday) and stops at midnight (3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights). An interactive map of the Metro system is available here. You can also take a cab (now with metered fares) or buy a full-day ticket and hop on and off tour buses like those run by Old Town Trolley or Gray Line.
If you require information on traveling with special needs, we suggest visiting www.disabilityguide.org for detailed information on Washington, DC sites and their accessibility.
Washington, D.C. Map
Regional Map Showing Metro Stops
More maps of the Metro system with information on the individual stops are available here.
Washington, D.C. offers several other affordable and efficient transportation options, including Capital Bikeshare, Metrobus, the DC Circulator, and car sharing. To view all of these options in one place, visit goDCgo’s interactive map.