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Foggy Bottom Directions & Parking

Airport & Public Transportation

The George Washington University is easily accessible by taxi or subway (Metro) from Reagan National Airport and Amtrak (Union Station).

From Dulles International Airport, you may take the Washington Flyer bus service to many downtown hotels. People arriving at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport may take the Super Shuttle or Amtrak directly into Washington, D.C.

Metro (Subway)

The Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station is located on campus. It offers access to Metro’s Blue, Orange and Silver lines. For more information on metro, visit Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Driving Directions

From North:

  • Interstate 95 South to Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring/Northern Virginia
  • Take Exit 33, heading south on Connecticut Avenue for about 9 miles
  • Turn right onto Florida Avenue (just past the Washington Hilton) and then turn left immediately onto 21st Street
  • Turn right on I Street
  • The visitor entrance to the Academic Center Parking Garage is on the left between 21st and 22nd Streets

From Northwest:

  • Interstate 270 to Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring
  • Take Exit 33, heading south on Connecticut Avenue for about 9 miles
  • Follow directions as shown above in “From North”

From West:

  • Interstate 66 and Route 50 both connect with the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
  • Cross the bridge and exit left at E Street, then again at Virginia Avenue
  • Bear left, following signs for 23rd Street
  • Turn right on 23rd Street and continue a few blocks to campus
  • Turn right on I Street
  • The visitor entrance to the Academic Center Parking Garage is on the right between 21st and 22nd Streets

From South:

  • Interstate 95 to Interstate 395, Arlington Memorial Bridge Exit
  • Cross the bridge and bear left at the Lincoln Memorial
  • Turn left onto 23rd Street, NW, and follow directions as shown above in “From West”

Visitor Parking

Parking on campus is currently a challenge due to ongoing construction, so we strongly encourage the use of public transportation.  If you choose to drive to GW, a limited number of visitor parking spaces is available in the Academic Center Parking Garage (801 22nd Street, NW; entrance on I Street, NW, between 21st and 22nd Streets) and in the Marvin Center Parking Garage (800 21st Street, NW; entrance on H Street, NW, between 21st and 22nd Streets).  The parking fee is $18 per day or for a portion of the day (subject to change).  On-campus street parking is available, but it is also limited and time limits are strictly enforced.

  • Academic Center Parking Garage is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Marvin Center Parking Garage is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. until midnight daily.

For more information, visit Transportation & Parking Services.