William and Mary

Transportation in and around Washington

Metrorail, Metrobus, Taxis, Airports, Cars, Bicycles, Zipcar

DC Metro (Rail & Bus)

DC Metro is fast, clean, and safe. Close to 750,000 people use this system every day. On the Metro Rail system, the closest stop to the Washington Office is the Dupont Circle station (located on the Red Line). The closest stop to the Buchanan is the Crystal City Metro Stop (located on the Blue and Yellow Lines). On weekdays the Metro Rail system operates from 5:30am until midnight. On Friday and Saturday nights, trains run from 8am to 2am. 


Taxi service phone numbers in VA:

  • Blue Top Cab: 703-243-TAXI (8294) 
  • Red Top Cab of Arlington: 703-522-3333

Taxi service phone numbers in DC:

  • Yellow Cab: 202-546-7900  
  • District Cab: 202-398-0500
  • Dynasty Cab: 202-526-1200 
  • BWI
    Linthicum, MD (Baltimore)
  • Dulles
    Dulles, VA
  • Reagan National
    Alexandria, VA
Capital Bikeshare

This "rent-a-bike" system allows you to get around in the city via bike without having a bicycle of your own. Capital Bikeshare bikes are located at over 110 different stations throughout DC and Arlington, and are available at all hours of the day. 


This "borrow-a-car" system allows you to get around the city via car without having a vehicle of your own. 


Another "borrow-a-car" system that features Smart Cars!