Members of our GW Community can explore our campuses and the city of Washington, D.C., by foot. They can also take advantage of a number of other transportation options on the campuses, between campuses and throughout the city.
4-Ride Escort Service and Colonial Express Shuttle Bus
The George Washington University Police Department (GWPD) coordinates two safe-travel options. 4-Ride is a fleet of escort vehicles that pick up and drop off GW students, faculty and staff anywhere within three blocks of campus. The Colonial Express shuttle bus runs two routes around campus, stopping at residence halls and major campus buildings.
The Vern Express
The Vern Express shuttle service connects the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses seven days a week, 24-hours a day, during the academic year. (It offers more limited service during the winter and summer breaks.) The Vern Express makes four stops on the Foggy Bottom campus and three on the Mount Vernon campus. Departures run as frequently as every five to 10 minutes during the middle of the academic day, with departures every 15 to 30 minutes in the evenings, overnight and on weekends.
The Virginia Science and Technology Campus Buses
The University provides convenient shuttles between the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus and the GW Foggy Bottom Campus, as well as the West Falls Church metro station in Virginia. Buses are free for GW students, faculty and staff.
All GW students over the age of 18 can join Zipcar at a discounted rate. Zipcar is a service that permits by-the-hour or by-the-day rental of small, eco-friendly vehicles. Fuel, insurance and Zipcar-only parking are included in the rental rates.
Metrorail and Metro Bus
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority offers a safe, convenient and affordable way for students to travel throughout the D.C. metropolitan area. Two Metro subway stations serve the Foggy Bottom campus. They are the Foggy Bottom-GWU station and the Farragut West station. Street-level buses also serve the university.
STA Travel Services
STA Travel, on the ground floor of the Marvin Center, is a full-service travel company that specializes in student, youth and instructor travel. STA Travel offers airfare discounts on international and domestic trips, budget hotels and hostels, travel insurance, Spring Break packages, International Student ID Cards (ISIC) for travel discounts and much more. STA can be accessed online around the clock.