Public Transportation

The Foggy Bottom campus is served by a myriad of public transit options, including the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail Station (Blue, Silver and Orange Lines), numerous Metrobus routes, & commuter buses from Maryland & Virginia. Metro, Metrobus, & the Circulator are all accessible via a SmarTrip card.

SmarTrip cards can be purchased at metro rail stations & online from WMATA.

U•Pass Student Transit Program for Metro & Metrobus

The George Washington University has joined the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) U•Pass program providing full-time students with unlimited use of Metrorail and Metrobus for a discounted, flat fee.

U•Pass Student Transit Program


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



Advice for new bus riders: Metrobus names & 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)
  • M7 the Lseries (L1, 2)
  • S1 series

DC Metro Map


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 & work near you, have similar work schedules, & are interested in carpooling &/or vanpooling to & from work. Commuter Connection’s ridesharing technology allows you to view an interactive & 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, & bike to work.