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Detailed Directions to House

OPTIONS FROM REAGAN (NATIONAL) AIRPORT (DCA)

  1. Take the Blue Line Metro to Metro Center Metro Station and exit the terminal toward 11th St or G St. At the bus stop at 11th and G Streets take bus S2 or S4 ('to Silver Spring') and get off at Kennedy Street. Walk 3 houses east (right) to 1441 Kennedy Street, NW.
  2. Go to Ground Transportation and take the Super Shuttle directly to the International Guest House. Approximately $15
  3. Taxi -- approximately $20
  4. Car - Exit airport onto George Washington Parkway North (for ~1 mi). Take RT 395 North (for ~0.5 mi). Take US 1 North (for ~6 mi). Note:US 1 North becomes 14th Street. Turn left onto Kennedy St, NW. (Note the Presbyterian Bell tower on SE corner of 16th & Kennedy.) The Guest House is the 3rd house on the left. IGH has two porch swings.

OPTIONS FROM BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (BWI) (32miles NE of DC)

  1. Go to Ground Transportation and take the Super Shuttle directly to the International Guest House. (Approximately $30 for the first person and an additional $10 for the second person.)
  2. Take BWI Airport Bus to the stop at Pier E on the lower level. Take bus B30 to Greenbelt Metro Station. The cost is $2.00. Before you sit down, ask the bus driver for a transfer so your next bus ride is free. Take the Metro to the to Fort Totten Metro Station. Take Bus E2, E3, or E4 west (to Friendship Heights). Get off at 14th/Colorado/Kennedy and walk west about 1 block to the International Guest House. This may take 1-1/2 to 2 hours to arrive at IGH.
  3. Take a shuttle bus from the airport to the MARC (light rail) station. Take the MARC train to Union Station. Follow the directions from Union Station, which are below. The MARC does not run on Saturday and Sunday.
  4. Taxi -- approximately $60-$70
  5. Car. Exit airport toward I-95 South. Take 495 W (to Silver Spring/College Park). Take exit 31, Georgia Avenue South (toward Silver Spring). Get into the right most lane. Go for about 1/2 mile and take a right exit onto 16th Street, NW. Take 16th Street to Kennedy St. NW (approximately 3-1/2 miles) and turn left. (Note the Presbyterian Bell tower on SE corner of 16th & Kennedy.) The Guest House is the 3rd house on the left. IGH has two porch swings.

OPTIONS FROM DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (IAD) (28miles West of DC)

  1. Go to Ground Transportation and take the Super Shuttle directly to the International Guest House. Approximately $30 for the first person and an additional $10 for the second person.
  2. Go to Ground Transportation and take bus 5A (will be marked 'to L'Enfant Plaza') This bus runs every 40 minutes and is $3.35; exact change is required. Before you sit down, ask the bus driver for a transfer to use on the next bus for free travel. Get off the bus at the Rosslyn Metro Station. Take the Metro to the McPherson Square Metro Station; this will cost $1.35. Take the S2 or S4 bus (will be marked 'to Silver Spring') to Kennedy Street. Walk right onto Kennedy St and the International Guest House is the 3rd house on the left. (It may take 1-1/2 to 2 hours to get from Dulles to IGH!)
  3. Taxi -- approximately $50-60
  4. Car. Exit airport on Rt 267 East to Washington, DC (for ~10 mi). Take Rt 495 North toward Bethesda/Baltimore (for ~ 10 mi). Take exit 31, Georgia Avenue South (to 'Silver Spring'). Get into the right most lane. Go for about 1/2 mile and take a right exit onto 16th Street, NW. Take 16th Street to Kennedy St. NW (approximately 3-1/2 miles) and turn left. (Note the Presbyterian Bell tower on SE corner of 16th & Kennedy.)The Guest House is the 3rd house on the left. IGH has two porch swings.

OPTIONS FROM UNION STATION

  1. 1 Take Red Line Metro to Metro Center and exit at 11th and G Streets. From that location take Silver Spring S2 or S4 bus to Kennedy Street. (Note the Presbyterian Bell tower on SE corner of 16th & Kennedy.) Get off there and walk east to 1441 Kennedy Street, NW. The Guest House is the 3rd house on the left and has two porch swings.
  2. Taxi--approximately $12-15.

OPTIONS FROM BUS DEPOT -
Walk five blocks south to Union Station and follow the above directions.

  1. Taxi -- approximately $10-$15

BY AUTO

  1. From 495 Capital Beltway, take exit 31, Georgia Avenue South (to Silver Spring). Get into the right-most lane. Go for about 1/2 mile and take a right exit onto 16th Street, NW. Take 16th Street to Kennedy St. NW (approximately 3-1/2 miles) and turn left. (Note the Presbyterian Bell tower on SE corner of 16th & Kennedy.)The Guest House is the 3rd house on the left. IGH has two porch swings.

USEFUL WEBSITES
http://www.wmata.com - Washington DC Metro (rail and buses)
http://www.supershuttle.com/ - 'Super Shuttle' bus from airports
http://www.dcpages.com/Travel/Reviews/taxi.shtml - DC area taxi service