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 (Marvin 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.  

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.

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). 

Enterprise Car Share:
GW has contracted with Enterprise Car Share to provide car sharing services to the university faculty, staff, students and alumni includes: Low rates available 7 Days per Week for hourly rentals and $10 reduced rate for the first year's membership; Eligible Members - Faculty, Staff and Students 18 Years of Age and Older Replaces Zipcar on Campus and at Metro Kiss & Ride Locations. Click here to enroll.

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.