Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is there public transportation to Reagan Washington National, Washington Dulles International and Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International airports from Union Station?
Yes. Stop by the Information Desk to learn about the various options available.
Are lockers for rent available at Union Station?
Yes, short-term rental lockers are available for a fee.
Is there a low-cost way to travel around the National Mall?
The DC Circulator bus, a service of the District of Columbia government, has six routes in the downtown core. It costs just $1 to hop on the bus. Metro SmartTrip card are accepted on the DC Circulator. Routes.
Can I get advance passes to the African-American Museum of Culture and History? What about same-day passes?
Free timed entry passes for the museum may only be obtained through the ETIX button on the museum’s website. Please note that timed passes obtained through other services or from individuals not associated with the museum may be counterfeit and therefore not honored. Also be aware that there may be counterfeit passes distributed through other services. Same-day timed entry passes are available online beginning at 6:30 a.m. daily until all time slots are full. Same-day passes are not available via phone. More info.
What is the DMV?
The greater Washington region is frequently referred to as the “DMV,” a shorthand for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The area surrounded by Interstate 495, also known as the Capital Beltway, is considered “inside the Beltway.” The city of Washington, which is at the center of the area, is referred to as “the District” and is not part of any state.