Get There Fast and Easy

The energetic city of D.C. loves to be explored: choose one of the many options to move about easily and comfortably.

D.C. Transportation

Take advantage of UPass, a personal SmarTrip card provided by WMATA and AU, which provides unlimited rides throughout the semester on Metrorail and Metrobus (including express and airport shuttle buses) for trips to school, work, internships, cultural events, and entertainment destinations.


The Metrorail operates from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, and from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekends.


Metrobus is an excellent support to the Metrorail, providing connections to locations not serviced by the Metrorail. Over 1,400 buses run extensive routes throughout the city and the greater Washington, D.C. area. By purchasing a SmarTrip card, users can load a specific amount to the card for multiple rides.

DC Circulator

The DC Circulator is just $1 per ride and travels along six specific routes in neighborhoods of Georgetown, Adams Morgan, Woodley Park, Dupont Circle, U Street, and Capitol Hill. Buses run every 10 minutes, with easy on and off access.

Airports, Trains, and Buses


Greyhound Bus

Providing coach bus service to more than 3,800 destinations around the United States and North America, the D.C. Greyhound station in Union Station is located 12 km from campus.


Washington Dulles International Airport

This international airport includes nonstop flights to 51 international and 76 U.S. destinations.


D.C. Amtrak Train Station

Amtrak, the United States' national train service, allows passengers to visit Boston, NYC, or other cities.

Traveling to Other Great Cities

Once you soak in the city view, soar through the skies or travel the roads to these other exciting destinations.

Richmond, Virginia

Travel by Car, 2 hours; Bus, 3.5 hours; Plane: 1 hour.

Experience even more American history through the American Civil War Museum and many other historical areas. Don’t miss the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Science Museum of Virginia.

Boston, Massachusetts

Travel by Car, 7.5 hours; Plane, 1.5 hours.

Experience history, authentic seafood, a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, and world-class museums all in this little city with big energy.

New York City, New York

Travel by Car, 4 hours; Bus, 4 hours; Plane, 1.5 hours.

The city that never sleeps showcases the best in Broadway, museums, dining, and shopping. With some of the most diverse neighborhoods, culture, and restaurants in the U.S., New York will delight a variety of tastes and interests.

Map of the United States with D.C. highlighted.

Exciting Reasons to Explore

It’s always nice to get out of town, but with easy accessibility and so much to see and do, there is never a dull moment in the city.