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. Metro, Metrobus, and the Circulator are all accessible via a SmarTrip card

SmarTrip cards are available to members of the university community at the GW Campus Store (University Student Center Lower Level).  Cards cost $7 and are pre-loaded with $5 in value.  SmarTrip cards can also be purchased at metro rail stations and online from WMATA.  

Circulator
The DC Circulator
also offers convenient downtown service between Georgetown and Union Station as well as the National Mall. Regional rail services are provided by Virginia Rail Express, Maryland’s MARC Train, and Amtrak.

Metrobus:
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 but are not limited to: 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). 

*****Changes coming to Metro Transportation, effective September 5th.  More buses, trains and DISCOUNTS!

Discounts

  • Free bus transfers – If you connect between rail and bus, the bus ride will now be free for all routes except Express service.  
  • Lower rail fares on weekends – Weekend fares on Metrorail will be $2 for a one-way trip.
  • Lower prices for 7-day Regional Bus Pass – Customers will now pay just $12 for a 7-day Regional Bus Pass, $6 for seniors/disabled customers, a savings of 20%.

Metrobus

  • More buses on the most popular Metrobus services – On 36 lines, riders will see more buses, more often between 7 a.m.-9 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • New and restored service – Customers on 10 routes will have new service added or service restored.
  • Less waiting between buses on additional routes – Buses on more than 40 other routes will provide more frequent service for customers.

Metrorail

  • More trains, not just during rush hour – Customers can expect to wait no more than 3-6 minutes for a train on weekdays at any station served by multiple lines and on the Red Line, all-day until 9:30 p.m.
  • Improved late-night train service – More trains every hour after 9:30 p.m., every 5-8 minutes at any station served by multiple lines and every 10 minutes on the Red Line.
  • Later closing on Friday and Saturday – Metrorail will stay open until 1 a.m. instead of midnight on Friday and Saturday.
  • Earlier opening on Sunday – Metrorail will open at 7 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. on Sunday. That’s one hour earlier to get your day started.
  • More trains on weekends too – Trains every 5-8 minutes at any station served by multiple lines and every 10 minutes on the Red Line.