Public Transportation

The Foggy Bottom campus is served by myriad public transit options, including the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail Station (Blue, Silver and Orange Lines), numerous Metrobus routes and commuter buses from Maryland and Virginia. 

The DC Circulator and the Georgetown Metro Connection 
also offer convenient downtown service. Regional rail services are provided by Virginia Rail Express, Maryland’s MARC Train, and Amtrak.

Advice for new bus riders: Metrobus names and routes can be confusing at first. Visit the interactive map at goDCgo for full details about the easiest way to take a bus to your destination. Major bus lines include: M1 the 30 series (30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38B); M2 the D Series (D1, 3, 5, 6); M3 the N series (N2, 3, 4, 6); M4 the H1 Series; M5 the 80 series; M6 the Y series (Y3, 11, 16) and the S1 series; as well as the M7 the Lseries (L1, 2). 

Located throughout the Foggy Bottom Campus, Zipcar offers rental vehicles on an hourly basis. A variety of vehicle options are available and gas and insurance are included. On campus one car is available to rent for anyone 18 and over on 23rd and Virginia Ave, while the remainder cars are available for 21 and over. Become a zipcar member and rent a zipcar or 1-866-494-7227. GW students, staff, and faculty can join at a reduced annual rate of $25 with no application fee –rentals are charged on a per hour basis.

Free Regional Commuter Assistance:
Ridematching –Are you interested in saving money on parking and gas? Share the ride to work with a fellow GW co-worker! The Commuter Connections ridematching program allows you to find others who live and work near you, have similar work schedules, and are interested in carpooling and/or vanpooling to and from work. Commuter Connection’s ridesharing technology allows you to view an interactive and comprehensive list of all potential ridesharing partners in your area.

Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) –This program provides up to four free taxi rides home per year for registered commuters who take public transportation, carpool, walk, and bike to work. 

NuRide is a flexible ridesharing program that encourages and rewards carpooling. The free program serves GW employees at the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia Campuses. You can sign up for one ride or for recurring rides, commuting, errands or other travel needs. Registered “riders” earn reward points for each carpool ride found on the “NuRide” site.